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Weight Watchers Classic Lasagna

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“This recipe is from the Jan/Feb 15 Weight Watchers magazine. It's really good and filling for only 9 points plus. I like that it uses part skim ricotta and mozzarella and not low fat. The only whole wheat lasagna noodles I could find were the Target brand but I liked them! Also, be sure to use 93% lean ground beef.”
READY IN:
2hrs 10mins
SERVES:
12
YIELD:
1 casserole
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oil in large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, cleery and garlic; cook, stirring frequently until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Increase heat to medium-high and add beef; cook until browned, breaking up meat with a spoon as it cooks, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add wine; cook, stirring once, until most of the liquid has evaporated, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stir in tomatoes and paste, oregano, salt, black and red pepper; increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes; stir in basil.
  5. Preheat oven to 375.
  6. Make the filling by putting into a medium bowl ricotta, egg, Parmesan cheese and parsley.
  7. In a 13x9 inch baking dish spread 2 cups meat sauce on the bottom of the pan. Layer 4 noodles on top, overlapping to fit if needed.
  8. Spoon about 2 1/4 cups meat sauce over noodles; top with 1/2 cup filling mixture and 1/2 cup mozzarella. Repeat, layering with remaining noodles, sauce, filling and mozzarella, reserving 1/2 cup mozzarella.
  9. Cover lasagna with foil and bake 45 minutes. Remove foil, sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella and bake until cheese melts and lightly browns, about 5 minutes; remove from oven and let rest 15 minutes; slice into 12 pieces.
  10. If desired, you can make this recipe a day ahead and stop short of baking. Let the dish cool to room temperature and cover and refrigerate until ready to bake. Allow 15 minutes more baking time to cook through.

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