Healthy Lasagna Recipe

healthy lasagna recipe

Here’s a lasagna recipe with healthy ingredient substitutions that you can make at home with your kids.



  • 1 box lasagna noodles
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 8 oz mushrooms (optional)
  • 16 oz spaghetti sauce (low fat or no sugar added)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1 1/2 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups fat-free or low-fat Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated low-fat Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, brown beef, onion, and mushrooms.

  3. Stir in spaghetti sauce, garlic powder, salt, oregano, and basil.

  4. In a 2-quart baking dish (about 11x7x2 inches) greased with cooking spray, layer 1/3 of the ricotta cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, and Parmesan cheeses.

  5. Repeat layers twice.

  6. Bake lasagna for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated and bubbly.

Note: Don’t forget to drain the fat from the meat after you brown it.

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