Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Crockpot Lasagna (C3)

Crockpot Lasagna (C3)
as posted on 17-Day-Diet Facebook community page at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/17-Day-Diet/178916518816387

Recipe Author: Patty Hecke


1 8-oz. pkg lasagna whole wheat noodles (uncooked) (C3)
1 lb. cooked ground turkey or lean beef (turkey=C2; beef=C3)
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 28-oz. jar low carb spaghetti sauce
1/3 cup water.
15 oz. low fat ricotta cheese
2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (you could also use veggie cheese)

Break noodles, place half in the bottom of a greased slow cooker (Use Pam spray).

Stir in the seasonings with the ground meat.

Spread half of the meat over the noodles in the cooker.

Layer with half each of the sauce, water, ricotta cheese and mozzarella over meat.

Repeat layers.

Cover and cook on LOW for 5 hours.

You could also add some onions to the meat while browning; also garlic would be a nice addition!

This is C3 due to the whole wheat noodles and the amount of cheese being used.  To make this a healthier/lower carb version of this recipe:

  • Replace the whole wheat noodles with something else--cabbage has been used by some. With cabbage, this could then be used as a dinner meal and not a prior-to-2 pm meal.
  • Use ground turkey for the meat instead of the beef.


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