This tasty lasagna recipe can be eaten immediately or frozen to enjoy on a night where you just don't feel like making dinner. As a bonus, we put turkey and zucchini in our recipe to sneak in some extra protein and a serving of veggies.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

2 hrs 55 mins
1 hr


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare the Base Turkey Mixture. Divide mixture in half. Use one half in this recipe and save the remaining half for Turkey Meatball Minestrone (see Associated Recipe).

  • In a medium bowl, combine half of the Base Turkey Mixture and crushed red pepper; stir with a wooden spoon until well mixed. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add turkey mixture; cook until brown, use a wooden spoon to break up turkey as it cooks. Using a slotted spoon, transfer turkey mixture to a large bowl; set aside.

  • In the same skillet, cook onion, carrot, garlic and oregano over medium heat about 5 minutes or until vegetables are softened. Stir in tomato paste; cook 1 minute. Add crushed tomatoes. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Set aside.

  • In a blender or small food processor, combine cottage cheese, egg white and nutmeg. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Stir in the 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese and the basil. Set aside.

  • Slice zucchini lengthwise into 1/4 inch-thick slices. Bring a large pot of water to boiling. Add zucchini slices; boil for 2 to 3 minutes or just until softened. Drain well. Pat zucchini slices dry with paper towels.

  • Lightly coat a 2-quart square baking dish with cooking spray. Spread 1/2 cup of the tomato mixture in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with a layer of the zucchini slices, overlapping slices slightly. Top with another 1/2 cup of the tomato mixture, one-fourth of the turkey mixture and 1/4 cup of the cottage cheese mixture. Repeat layers three times. Top with the remaining tomato mixture.

  • To serve, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake lasagna uncovered for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until heated through, draining off any excess liquid halfway through baking time. Sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese. Bake about 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving
293 calories; protein 24.9g; carbohydrates 20.9g; dietary fiber 5.1g; sugars 11.5g; fat 12.1g; saturated fat 3.7g; cholesterol 65.8mg; vitamin a iu 3750.3IU; vitamin c 49.3mg; folate 62.2mcg; calcium 174.1mg; iron 4.5mg; magnesium 62.5mg; potassium 1208.8mg; sodium 346.3mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

2 lean protein, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat