Summer Turkey Lasagna



3 (8 to 9-inch) zucchini, sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch strips

1/2 lb TURKEY HAM, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 (8-oz) can no-salt added tomato sauce

1 c uncooked instant rice

1/2 medium onion, finely chopped

1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

1/8 tsp black pepper

1 c low-fat cottage cheese

1/2 c (2 oz) shredded low-fat Mozzarella cheese

1 tsp dried parsley

2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese



In an 8-inch square microwave-safe dish, layer zucchini strips. Cover with wax paper and microwave on HIGH (100% power) 6 to 8 minutes or until zucchini strips are tender, rotating dish after first 4 minutes. Remove slices and place on paper towels to drain. Drain liquid from dish.

In a medium bowl, combine turkey, tomato sauce, rice, onions, Italian seasoning and pepper. In small bowl, combine cottage cheese, Mozzarella cheese and parsley.

Arrange 1/2 of zucchini strips in a single layer over bottom of same microwave-safe dish. Top with turkey-rice mixture, spreading to cover zucchini layer. Top with cheese mixture, gently spreading to cover turkey mixture. Top with remaining zucchini strips in same fashion as bottom layer. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Microwave at MEDIUM (50% power) 20 to 25 minutes or until zucchini is tender and rice is cooked.

Nutrition Facts

269 Total Calories

10 g Total Fat

33 % Daily Total Fat

10 g Cholesterol

1005 mg Sodium

15 g Total Carbohydrates

31 g Protein