Heartburn-Friendly No-Tomato-Sauce Lasagna Recipe

Cheese lasagna
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Total Time 60 min
Prep 25 min, Cook 35 min
Yield 10 servings No-Tomato Lasagna

Love lasagna but tomato-based products trigger your heartburn? Now you can enjoy your old favorite with this low-fat no-tomato-sauce Heartburn-Friendly Lasagna Recipe.

This recipe centers around lean ground beef (ground round or ground sirloin), low-fat beef broth, low-fat mozzarella cheese, and a creamy homemade low-fat Alfredo sauce instead of a traditional pasta-type sauce.

Ingredients

  • For Pasta and Beef:
  • 12 ounces wide lasagna noodles
  • Salt
  • 12 ounces very lean ground beef (like ground round or ground sirloin)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup low-fat beef broth
  • Low-Fat Alfredo Sauce (2 cups):
  • 1/4 cup low-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup skim milk or 1% milk
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup skim milk or 1% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup shredded good-quality Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and freshly grated pepper to taste (optional)
  • For Assembling:
  • 1 1/2 cups grated skim mozzarella cheese

Preparation

Make the Pasta and Beef

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. But a large pot of salted water on to boil and cook the 12 ounces of wide lasagna noodles until just tender. Drain well.
  2. While noodles are cooking, brown 12 ounces very lean ground beef in a nonstick frying pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Drain well.
  3. In a large bowl, add the drained browned beef and 1/2 cup low-fat beef broth. Toss together.

Make the Low-Fat Alfredo Sauce

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup low-fat cream cheese, 1/4 cup skim milk or 1% milk, and 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour. Beat until well blended. Slowly pour in remaining 1 cup skim milk or 1% milk and beat until smooth.
  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter or margarine in large, nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add the milk-cream cheese mixture and continue to heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce has thickened (about 4 minutes).
  2. Stir in 1/2 cup shredded good-quality Parmesan cheese, adding salt and pepper to taste, if desired.

Assemble the Lasagna

  1. Spread 1 cup of the low-fat Alfredo sauce on the bottom of a 13x9-inch baking pan. Add 3 strips of lasagna noodles and spread half the beef mixture on top.
  2. Lay down another 3 strips of lasagna noodles. Spread the remaining beef mixture on top and lay down the remaining 3 strips of lasagna noodles.
  3. Spread the very top with remaining 1 cup low-fat Alfredo sauce. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups grated skim mozzarella cheese and bake for 25 to 35 minutes until bubbly and golden.

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