Lasagna Mini’s

One of my New Year resolutions is to decrease my food intake ie: lose 5-7 lbs which is insanely challenging considering I LOVE food.  Not only do I love food, but I love to cook indulgent, decadent, food food.  So instead of depriving myself altogether, I find making mini versions of the food I like, a much healthier alternative.  I can eat some now and freeze some for later.

Ingredients:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Sauce
2 tbls olive oil
1lb ground Turkey
1/2 onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1 bell pepper chopped
2 tbls fresh basil chopped
1 8 oz can whole tomatoes
2 tbls fresh oregano chopped
1 tbls sugar
2 cans tomato paste
salt
pepper

Ricotta sauce
16oz fat free ricotta cheese
1 egg
2 tbls dried oregano

8 oz fresh shredded mozzarella
8 oz fresh shredded monterey & cheddar

Lasagna noodles cooked according to box instructions.  Once cooked and cooled, cut each noodle in half and trim the wavy edged off of each side of the noodle.

Directions:
Heat the olive oil in a skillet, saute onion, garlic and bellpepper for about 3-4 minutes.  Add the remaining ingredients except the ground turkey.  Let simmer for 2 hours.  After the 2 hours, brown the turkey, add to the sauce and continue to simmer for 1 additional hour.

For the ricotta sauce, add the ricotta, egg and oregano, mix well and set aside.

Using a baking tin with 3×3 squares, spray the tin with baking spray, layer each square with one of the cut noodles.
layer 1 tbls of ricotta, 1 tbls cheese, 2 tbls sauce and repeat.   Close the mini’s with the excess noodle from the sides to make a little box.  Add a tbls of sauce on top and sprinkle with cheese.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    January 10, 2013 / 3:16 pm

    Great idea!!!

  2. January 10, 2013 / 4:10 pm

    I made the same goal. I love this post! I will be trying this recipe this weekend. Thanks!

  3. January 11, 2013 / 8:17 pm

    looks so yummy and a smart way to eat your favorite food (lasagna is right up there for me), while limiting your carb intake. I'll definitely try it out @ home.

  4. January 13, 2013 / 10:57 pm

    I love this! It seems like it would be great for a party as well. I'll try it at my girls night in soon. I wish you luck on your goals! P.S though, you already look fabulous.
    Be well.

  5. December 19, 2013 / 7:53 am

    Where die you get the 3×3 pan from. Having a hard time finding this?

    • December 19, 2013 / 7:47 pm

      Hi Tiffany

      I picked this pan up at Home Goods

  6. December 19, 2013 / 7:53 am

    Where die you get the 3×3 pan from. Having a hard time finding this?

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