Healthy Lasagna Recipes

These 25 healthy lasagna recipes offer lighter versions of a classic Italian dish.

Zucchini Eggplant Lasagna Recipe

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Zucchini Eggplant Lasagna

An Italian classic that has become a staple in many American kitchens, lasagna is a wonderfully versatile go-to dish. It can fit the bill for a simple weeknight dinner, or be the perfect addition to a spread for entertaining. Lasagna’s varieties suit an array of taste buds and preferences, from strict vegetarians to the most carnivorous meat lovers. Many of these recipes can be made ahead of time and frozen, or prepared in the slow cooker. Click through the gallery below to see some of our favorite healthy lasagna recipes.

First on our list, this zucchini eggplant lasagna makes use of fresh summer produce in a filling meatless entrée.

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Truffled Wild Mushroom Lasagna Recipe

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Truffled Wild Mushroom Lasagna

You don't have to spend a lot on truffle oil; look for small 2- or 3-ounce bottles, which are less likely to go bad before you use up the oil.

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Creamy Spinach Lasagna Recipe

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Creamy Spinach Lasagna

The mild flavor and creamy texture of this spinach lasagna will appeal to kids and adults alike. You may want to reduce or increase the pepper amounts according to your family's preferences.

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Grilled Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

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Grilled Vegetable Lasagna

Grilling the vegetables deepens their flavors, which makes for a delicious vegetarian entrée. To speed preparation, use no-boil lasagna noodles; the baking time remains the same.

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Mushroom Lasagna Recipe

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Mushroom Lasagna

Rich porcini broth and nutty Parmigiano-Reggiano add deep umami taste to this vegetarian lasagna. Plain white button mushrooms will work in place of cremini. Serve with a simple green salad for a satisfying meal.

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Polenta Lasagna Recipe

Polenta Lasagna

This polenta lasagna is a great way to work extra vegetables into a weeknight meal, as it calls for chopped zucchini, mushrooms, onion, and red bell pepper.

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Chicken-Ham Lasagna Recipe

Chicken-Ham Lasagna

To shorten prep time, skin, bone, and shred rotisserie chicken; add to sauce.

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Butternut Squash, Carmelized Onion, and Spinach Lasagna Recipe

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Butternut Squash, Carmelized Onion, and Spinach Lasagna

This layered pasta dish is a great way to add both color and vegetable servings to your dinner plate.

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Lasagna Rolls with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Recipe

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Lasagna Rolls with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

These rolls require some assembly time, but are a nice change of pace from layered pasta. Use baby spinach to eliminate the task of trimming stems.

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Mushroom Lasagna with Creamy Béchamel Recipe

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Mushroom Lasagna with Creamy Béchamel

Lots of porcini, shiitake, and cremini mushrooms are smothered in a creamy sauce for this tasty entrée. The white sauce, or béchamel, for the lasagna is thinner than traditional ones. It will just coat the back of a wooden spoon, but it thickens and soaks into the noodles as the lasagna bakes.

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Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

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Vegetable Lasagna

This vegetable lasagna is perfect for making ahead and can easily transport to a potluck or the freezer.

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Baked Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

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Baked Vegetable Lasagna

Don't press out extra water from the tofu for this recipe; that way, the cheesy layer will remain moist and creamy.

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Parmesan and Root Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

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Parmesan and Root Vegetable Lasagna

Butternut squash, sweet potato and onion blend together with parmesan and mozzarella cheeses for a flavorful vegetarian lasagna. When selecting a wine to serve at this meal, keep in mind that root vegetables pair well with earthy varieties such as tempranillo, pinot noir and sangiovese.

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Semolina Lasagna with Spicy Amatriciana Recipe

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Semolina Lasagna with Spicy Amatriciana

Named for the town from which it hails (Amatrice in central Italy), this sauce typically combines pancetta with tomatoes. Imported San Marzano tomatoes were used to test this recipe. Use cured bacon to allow the tomatoes and heat to star, or add a smoky note with smoked bacon. It's best to cook pasta sheets one at a time. Then build the individual lasagna portions, and bake them all together. Don't worry if the pasta tears as you build each dish—just patch it together and continue assembling.

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Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe

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Butternut Squash Lasagna

Sweet squash contrasts beautifully with Smoky Marinara in this butternut squash lasagna. You can make the marinara in advance, and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

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Rachel's Special Lasagna Recipe

Rachel's Special Lasagna

You can make this dish ahead--just cover and refrigerate or freeze after you've spread the final layer of marinara sauce. Serve with a salad and breadsticks to round out the meal.

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Grilled Summer Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

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Grilled Summer Vegetable Lasagna

This recipe has a number of components, but all can be made ahead, particularly the tomato purée and the white sauce. You can substitute 3 (8-ounce) cans of tomato purée for the homemade tomato purée. You can also use a grill pan to prepare the vegetables indoors.

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Tex Mex Lasagna Recipe

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Tex Mex Lasagna

Use different salsa to vary the flavor for this meatless lasagna. Make it smoky with chipotle salsa, or spice it up with the hot stuff.

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Pesto Lasagna with Spinach and Mushrooms Recipe

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Pesto Lasagna with Spinach and Mushrooms

Since this lasagna is prepared in the slow cooker, it’s a great weeknight dinner option that can be assembled ahead of time, cooked throughout the day, and then served in the evening. No-boil lasagna noodles are perfect for this recipe, as they absorb all the juices that accumulate in the crockpot. Use 2 (10-ounce) packages of frozen chopped spinach in place of fresh, if you prefer. Also, any mushroom will work.

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Seafood Lasagna Recipe

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Seafood Lasagna

You can always splurge on fresh crabmeat, but we tested this dish with canned Chicken of the Sea lump crabmeat and liked the results. Shrimp shells render a quick stock to flavor the sauce. We used oven-ready lasagna noodles to save time.

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Three-Cheese Lasagna

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Three-Cheese Lasagna

Ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella combine to give this lasagna an irresistible gooey factor. Store-bought tomato sauce offers convenience and is perked up with a little fresh basil, garlic, and ground red pepper.

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Butternut-Kale Lasagna

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Butternut-Kale Lasagna

Gruyère-spiked Béchamel drapes over the noodles and squash to give this dish velvety richness. Hearty, earthy kale perfectly balances the sweet squash. Crunchy toasted pecans on top? Yes, please!

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Greek Lamb and Feta Lasagna

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Greek Lamb and Feta Lasagna

You don't think of lamb when you think of lasagna, but that's one of the reasons you'll love this dish. The meat plays exceptionally well with rosemary and feta.

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Classic Light Bolognese Lasagna

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Classic Light Bolognese Lasagna

We played it straight with this lasagna standard, which retains all of its meaty, cheesy, saucy goodness but has less than half the calories.

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Turkey Sausage and Spinach Lasagna

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Turkey Sausage and Spinach Lasagna

Spicy sausage gives this dish some kick, though you can also go with mild. Three cheeses—ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan—make it wonderfully indulgent.

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