Medifast Recipes > Main dishes > Medifast Meat Lasagna Recipe
- Ground Beef (Extra Lean) (40.0 oz)
- Italian Diced Tomatoes (4.0 cup)
- Salt (4.0 dash)
- Black Pepper (4.0 tbsp)
- Part Skim Ricotta Cheese (2.0 cup)
- Parmesan Cheese (Fat Free) (12.0 tbsp)
- Egg Beaters - Original (1.0 cup)
- Garlic Powder (4.0 tsp)
- Italian Seasoning (4.0 tsp)
Make this delicious recipe for Meat Lasagna for your breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner.
- To start cooking, prepare your oven by preheating it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- While your oven is being heated, get your cooked ground beef and put it on a sauce pan. Heat it over medium flame.
- Then add 1 cup of canned Italian diced tomatoes, ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, and 1/8 teaspoon of pepper. Mix together with the meat.
- Simmer for 2 minutes while frequently stirring. When done, remove the pan from heat. Set aside.
- Next, in a mixing bowl combine the following ingredients for the cheese filling - 1/2 cup part skim ricotta cheese, 1 and 3/4 cup of reduced fat mozzarella cheese, 3 tablespoons of reduced fat parmesan cheese , 2 tablespoons of egg beaters, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning, and 1/8 teaspoon of pepper. Mix well.
- Get a baking dish and spread meat filling at the bottom and then add the cheese filling on top of the meat. Use the remaining ¾ cup of mozzarella cheese and spread it on top of the cheese filling.
- Put the baking dish in the oven and bake for 40 minutes or until the top becomes bubbly. When it’s completely baked, let it cool for a while or for 10 minutes.
- When the lasagna has cooled down, slice it into 4 equal portions or more and then freeze in Ziploc containers. Remove from the refrigerator and serve when ready.
- Tips to cook the perfect lasagna:
Most lasagnas are being prepared a day before. You can refrigerate your lasagna overnight. Let lasagna come to room temperature before baking.
Don’t be guilty by making fresh paste sheets. Using a pasta machine, pasta sheets are thin, delicate and easy to make.
It is good if you will use “no-boil” noodles. These noodles are a great time-saver and using them will result to delicious lasagna.
You can use alternatives to replace noodles. You can use crepes, tortillas or sheets of phyllo dough.
Glass and ceramic baking dishes are recommended when making lasagna as they make an easy transition from oven to table.
It is also better to use nonstick cooking spray to prevent your lasagna from sticking to the bottom, sides, and corners of your baking dish.
Do not worry much about the uneven sizes of noodles or crepes while preparing your lasagna. Piece them together and they will set up fine during baking.
You can mix and match noodles and fillings for your lasagna. Most of them can be interchanged.
For baked pastas, or "lazy lasagna", make sure to slightly precook the pasta because it will continue to cook while baking. You can identify that the lasagna is done when it’s bubbly and nicely browned in spots, and hot in the center.
After baking, let you lasagna cool for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing or cutting. This will allow the sauces and fillings to set.
Lasagna is the perfect "make-ahead" dish for enjoyable meal time; you can serve salad or fresh fruits for your dessert.
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Nutritional Information for 1 Serving