Monday, April 25, 2011

Recipe Week: Audra's Slimmed Skillet Style Lasagna

  Our next guest post is from my lovely sister Audra!  You can read more about her family and their adventures at The Korenaks from AtoZ.  Now on to her tasty contribution.

Slimmed Skillet-Style Lasagna from Easy Dinners Healthy Recipes

This is a recipe that is from one of the first cook books Zach and I bought together. This is one of our stand by recipes because it is simple and healthy. Only 235 calories per serving! Hooray!


8 ounce uncooked ground turkey ( you can really use whatever kind of ground meat you want)
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 cups bottled spaghetti sauce
1 cup water
2 cups dried wide noodles - I use lasagna noodles that I break into pieces so they fit into the skillet and are basically bit size.
1 1/2  cups chopped zucchini
1/2 cup fat free ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
1/2 cup shredded reduced fat mozzarella cheese
- I add some Italian Herb seasoning from Penzeys and some salt and pepper for extra flavor!


In a large skillet cook turkey and onion until it is browned. Drain off fat.
Stir in sauce and water. Bring to a boil.
Stir in uncooked noodles and zucchini, return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for about 12 minutes or until noodles are tender, stir occasionally.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir together ricotta cheese, Parmesan or Romano cheese, and parsley.
Drop cheese mixture into 6 mounds over the turkey-noodle mixture in the skillet. Sprinkle mounds with mozzarella cheese.
Cover and cook on low heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese mixture is heated through.
Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

* It is super easy, quick, and not even that bad for you. I haven't made it since Zane has started eating table food, but I think I need to because it sounds like something he would love.

Thank you so much Audra for being part of recipe week!  This looks delicious!

Anyone else want to join in?

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