Light Meat and Cheese Lasagna
This all-time favorite has universal appeal but an unhealthy reputation. Could we breathe new life into this classic dish?
Why This Recipe Works
To wind up with a light meat and cheese lasagna recipe, we replaced traditional meat sauce with a sauce made from lower-fat ground turkey. We didn’t want to simply cut back on the quantities of cheese in our light lasagna recipe, because we needed the volume for a satisfying dish, so we explored the reduced-fat and no-fat cheeses on the market today, determining that reduced-fat mozzarella and nonfat ricotta were perfectly acceptable. We rounded out our filling with a small amount of Parmesan cheese—just enough to add flavor without tons of fat—and a little freshly minced basil for some much-needed brightness.