A healthy version of the classic all-time favorite!

Average Cost: $15.84
Prep Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Average Cook Time: 45 minutes
Average Servings: 8

Recipe Source: CookingMatters.org

Ingredient List

  • 1 (8-Ounce) package whole wheat lasagna noodles
  • 3 Cups fresh spinach
  • 8 Ounces button mushrooms
  • 1 Large zucchini
  • 3 Cloves garlic
  • 1 (6-Ounce) block mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 Tsp salt, divided
  • 1 Tsp dried basil
  • 1 Tsp dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (28-ounce) Can tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes, no salt added
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 Cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • Non-stick cooking spray


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook lasagna noodles following package directions. In a colander, drain and run under cold water until cool to the touch. Complete the below steps while noodles cook.

Step 2

Rinse spinach, mushrooms, and zucchini. Peel garlic.
Chop spinach. Thinly slice mushrooms. Dice zucchini into 1⁄2-inch pieces. Mince garlic.Grate mozzarella cheese. Set aside 1⁄4 cup grated cheese for topping lasagna.

Step 3

In a medium bowl, add spinach, mushrooms, and zucchini. Stir in 1⁄4 teaspoon of the salt. Set over a colander to drain. When completely drained, pat veggies dry with paper towels. Stir garlic, basil, oregano, remaining 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, and black pepper into canned tomatoes to make a sauce. Do this directly in the can.

Step 4

In a medium bowl, crack egg and beat with a fork. Add cottage cheese and grated mozzarella. Mix. Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Spread 1⁄2 cup tomato sauce on bottom of dish. Layer 3 noodles over sauce. Then, layer 1 cup cheese mixture, 11⁄2 cups veggies, and 2⁄3 cup tomato sauce. Repeat layers 2 more times, ending with 3 noodles. Cover with remaining tomato sauce. Sprinkle reserved 1⁄4 cup grated mozzarella over top of lasagna.

Step 5

Bake until cheese is melted and lightly browned on top and lasagna is bubbly, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven. Let cool 10 minutes before cutting.

Utensils Needed

  • 2 Medium bowls
  • 9×13 Inch baking dish
  • Box grater
  • Can opener
  • Colander cutting board Fork
  • Large pot
  • Measuring cups and spoons Sharp knife


Serving Size: 1/8 of lasagna

Total Fat7 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Cholesterol40 mg
Sodium440 mg
Total Carbohydrates6 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Total Sugars0g
Added Sugars0 g
Protein17 g