Healthy Italian Lasagna Recipes

Find healthy, delicious Italian lasagna recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Spaghetti Squash Lasagna with Broccolini

Rating: 4.39 stars
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In this low-carb spaghetti squash lasagna recipe, garlicky broccolini, spaghetti squash and cheese are combined for a healthy take on a favorite casserole. This bakes right in the squash shells for a fun presentation. Serve with a big Caesar salad and some warm and crusty whole-grain bread.

Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna

Rating: 3.89 stars
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Sure, the slow cooker's great for stews and soups, but it also happens to make a mean lasagna! In this ingenious slow-cooker recipe, all you have to do is chop your veggies, then layer the ingredients (raw) into the crockpot. Serve with: Garlic bread and a green salad.

Broccoli Rabe & Turkey Sausage Lasagna

Rating: 4.67 stars
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This healthy broccoli rabe and turkey sausage lasagna recipe has plenty of vegetables and goes light on sausage, so it's lower in fat and calories than traditional lasagna recipes. The recipe makes enough for two 8-by-8-inch casseroles (four servings each)--have one for dinner tonight and freeze the other for a night when you don't have time to make dinner. Or, feel free to make one larger lasagna (in a 9-by-13-inch pan) instead of two smaller ones; just increase the cooking time a bit for the larger pan size.

Lasagna with Slow-Roasted Tomato Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars
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Slow-roasting the tomatoes gives the tomato sauce for this lasagna recipe an intense depth of flavor--which is then enhanced by the umami in onions, Parmesan and spinach. The lasagna noodles are layered into the lasagna uncooked; the moisture from the fresh spinach cooks them perfectly as the lasagna bakes in the oven.

Lasagna-Stuffed Zucchini

Rating: 4.17 stars
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Swap vegetables for noodles in this healthy lasagna-inspired recipe. Stuffing zucchini boats with chicken sausage, tomato, ricotta and herbs gives you all the flavors of lasagna without all the carbs.

Inside-Out Lasagna

Rating: 3.63 stars
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Here we take basic lasagna ingredients--ricotta cheese, pasta and tomatoes--and skip the layering and long baking time to make a super-quick and satisfying meal for the whole family. To cut down on prep time, look for presliced mushrooms. For meat lovers, brown some crumbled turkey sausage along with the onions and garlic. Serve with: Steamed broccoli and whole-grain baguette.

Classic Lasagna

Rating: 4.27 stars
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Here's an old-fashioned meat-and-cheese lasagna made lighter. Whole-wheat lasagna noodles taste great in this recipe, plus they help boost the fiber to 9 grams, which is more than a third of the recommended daily intake and especially good news for a healthy heart.

Sausage, Mushroom & Spinach Lasagna

Rating: 4.54 stars
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This cheesy lasagna is full of spicy Italian turkey sausage, whole-wheat noodles, mushrooms and spinach. A serving of this version has about one-third the fat and saturated fat, and only half the calories of the original. Use soy-based sausage for a hearty vegetarian variation.

Florentine Lasagna Roll-Ups

Rating: 3.4 stars
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Think portion control with these individual lasagna roll-ups. Leftovers are great for lunch the next day.

Lasagna Rolls

Rating: 4.87 stars
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Crumbled tofu replaces the ricotta in our Italian-style vegetarian meal.

Seafood Lasagna (Lasagna di Pesce)

Rating: 5 stars
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Shrimp, sole and salmon come together in a beautiful lasagna dish. Serve with an arugula salad and crusty whole-grain baguette.

Mushroom & Butternut Squash Lasagna

Rating: 5 stars
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Earthy mushrooms and sweet squash are layered in this tasty fall lasagna. Adding reconstituted dried porcini to the sauce adds an additional layer of flavor.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Turkey Lasagna

Rating: Unrated
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Finely chopped mushrooms, carrot, celery and onion practically melt into the turkey filling in this healthy makeover of classic meat lasagna. The picky eaters in your family will never guess that this lasagna is loaded with healthy vegetables.

Shellfish Lasagna

Shrimp, clams, mussels and calamari are delicious in this flavorful lasagna. If you can find fresh noodles, use them, but dried work as well.