Lasagna is one of my favorite comfort foods. Although it's not exactly the most stellar meal nutritionally, its cheesy goodness is irresistible. But with a few easy swaps, you can make your favorite lasagna recipe healthier. Lasagna actually has quite a lot going for it, health-wise—it's all in how you assemble it.
When developing Sausage, Mushroom & Spinach Lasagna we came up with some strategies to cut fat and calories and boost fiber in lasagna, without sacrificing flavor. (See more recipe makeovers of your favorite comfort foods here.) Here are our 5 secrets to making healthier lasagna:
Try these techniques with your favorite pasta recipe, or make our healthy lasagna recipes for Classic Lasagna with ground beef and creamy cheese, our vegetarian Caramelized Onion Lasagna or our quick Lasagna Rolls.
Sausage, Mushroom & Spinach Lasagna
Vegetarian Variation: Use a sausage-style soy product, such as Gimme Lean, or simply omit the sausage altogether.