Skillet Lasagna

skillet lasagna

Serves: 8

Fruits and Vegetables: ½ cup per serving


1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil

1 small onion, chopped

½ pound lean ground beef or ground turkey

1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed

1 (14.5 oz) can tomato sauce, unsalted

1 cup water

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon oregano, dried

½ teaspoon basil, dried

8 ounces wide whole-grain noodles, uncooked

1 cup cottage cheese, low-fat (1%)

½  cup Parmesan cheese, grated


1. Wash and prepare onion.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet or frying pan and brown meat with onion.

3. Stir in thawed spinach, tomato sauce, water, and spices.

4. Bring to a boil and add noodles. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir gently to prevent sticking.

5. Spread cottage cheese on top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

6. Cover and simmer until noodles are tender, about 10 minutes.


  • Always thaw meat in the refrigerator and never on the counter.
  • Wash hands and everything that comes in contact with raw meat in hot, soapy water before touching other ingredients, equipment and work places. This avoids cross-contamination.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size (with ground beef): 1 cup; Calories: 220; Carbohydrates: 27 g; Fiber: 2 g; Fat: 7 g; Saturated fat: 2 g; Sodium: 260 mg

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