A Healthy Homage To Traditional Lasagna

A Healthy Homage To Traditional Lasagna


2 teaspoons olive oil
1 yellow onion (medium, diced)
1 green bell pepper (medium, diced)
8 ounces brown mushroom (sliced)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 pound Italian turkey sausage
28 ounces crushed tomatoes
6 ounces tomato paste
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley (chopped)
1/2 cup fresh basil (chopped)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 pound whole wheat lasagna noodles
15 ounces nonfat ricotta cheese
3 ounces soft goat cheese (crumbled)
1 cup grated parmesan cheese (plus ¼ cup for sprinkling)
1 large eggs (lightly beaten)
1/2 pound part-skim mozzarella (sliced thin)


1Fill a large bowl with very hot tap water and add the noodles. Let them soak about 20 minutes.
2Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, green pepper, and mushroom. Sauté until tender. Add garlic and sauté an additional minute. Add sausage and cook, crumbling the meat as you do, until it is no longer pink.
3Add tomatoes, tomato paste, half the parsley, the basil, 1-1/2 teaspoons salt. Simmer, uncovered, over medium to low heat for 15 minutes.
4In medium bowl, combine cheeses, remaining parsley, salt and pepper, set aside.
5Ladle 1/3 of the sauce in the bottom of a greased 9x13 baking dish, spreading it evenly over the bottom. Add in layers, half the noodles, half the cheese mixture and 1/3 of the sauce. Repeat with remaining ingredients and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan.
6Bake for about 30 minutes, until sauce is bubbling. Let rest 5 minutes and serve.
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