This lasagna is bright and light, thanks to loads of tomatoes, low-fat cheese (which really helps the tomatoes shine) and lean chicken, along with classic Italian herbs. The sauce is thick yet light, so the dish has a fresh, summery feel no matter what time of year you make it, and the caramelized chicken and chewy noodles means you won’t miss the beef at all.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
1 pound Mighty Spark Food Co. Bruschetta Ground Chicken
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
5 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley, divided
1 teaspoon dried basil, crumbled
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
2 14 ½ -ounce cans no-salt-added tomatoes, chopped
2 8-ounce cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
1 6-ounce can no-salt-added tomato paste
1 15-ounce carton part skim ricotta
1 8-ounce package shredded part skim mozzarella cheese (2 cups)
½ cup Just Egg Plant Based Scramble egg substitute
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 8-ounce package oven ready lasagna noodles
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Brown chicken in oil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Drain any accumulated fat. Stir in garlic, 2 tablespoons of parsley, basil, oregano, tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Heat oven to 375 F. Combine ricotta, mozzarella cheese, egg substitute, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of the parsley. Spread about ½ cup of chicken mixture in 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
- Cover with single layer of 3 lasagna noodles. Spread ⅓ of cheese mixture and ⅓ of remaining chicken mixture over lasagna; repeat twice. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and remaining 1 tablespoon parsley.
- Bake uncovered until bubbly and lightly browned, roughly 40 to 50 minutes. Or, refrigerate covered up to 24 hours; bake 60 to 70 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into squares.
Tip: One pound ground chicken combined with 1 teaspoon fennel seed, 1 teaspoon paprika, ¼ teaspoon black pepper and ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper can be substituted for the bruschetta ground chicken.
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