Beef, Arugula and Spinach Lasagna

This lasagna features lean Ground Beef, fresh arugula and spinach as well as fat free ricotta and egg whites. Our nutritious version of this family favorite is still big on flavor!

  • 1 hr
    15 min
  • 8
    SERVINGS
  • 520
    Cal
  • 47 g
    Protein

Ingredients & Cooking

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 pounds Ground Beef (95% lean)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 4 cups prepared pasta or spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh baby arugula (about 1-3/4 ounces)
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh baby spinach (about 1-3/4 ounces)
  • 1 container (15 ounces) fat free ricotta cheese
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 9 uncooked oven-ready (no boil) lasagna noodles (each about 6-3/4 x 3-1/2 inches)
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese

Cooking:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef and garlic; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; pour off drippings. Return beef to skillet; season with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Stir in pasta sauce. Set aside.

    Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
  2. Combine arugula and spinach. Set aside. Combine ricotta cheese, egg whites, basil, oregano, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in small bowl.

  3. Spread 1 cup meat sauce over bottom of 11-3/4 x 7-1/2-inch glass baking dish. Top with 3 noodles, 1/2 ricotta mixture, 1/2 spinach mixture, 1/2 cup mozzarella and 1-1/2 cups meat sauce. Repeat layers. Top with remaining 3 noodles and meat sauce.

  4. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake in 375°F oven 45 to 50 minutes or until noodles are tender and sauce is bubbly. Remove foil; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand, loosely covered, 10 minutes before serving.

    Recipe as seen in The Healthy Beef Cookbook, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Nutrition Information

Butcher Counter

Beef, Arugula and Spinach LasagnaGround Beef Ingredient Cuts

Versatility and rich flavor make it ideal for burgers, tacos or wraps. Perfect for breakfast, lunch and everything in-between.

Lean Beef

We all know that beef tastes great, but did you know how good it is for you too? A 3 oz. serving of lean beef provides 10 essential nutrients in around 150 calories, less than 10 grams of total fat and less than 95 mg of cholesterol.

Learn More >

Ensuring beef safety, from farm to fork

From farm to fork, everyone plays an important role in beef safety. Safety plays an essential function across the beef lifecycle journey – from the cattle ranches across the U.S., to the meat processing plants, to your kitchen table.

Learn More >

rethink the ranch

Much has changed since the days of cowboys, cattle drives and the Old West. Today, it's more about drones, apps and computers. Join us as we travel across the country talking to real, modern ranchers.

Learn More >

frequently asked questions about beef

We all know beef tastes great – but did you know that beef can be good for you, too? Check out some answers to your most pressing questions when it comes to incorporating beef into a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Learn More >