In this case, "deconstructed" is really just a trendy way of saying easy! Instead of taking the time to layer the pasta, sauce, and several kinds of cheeses, I toss everything together to make a lasagna bowl that satisfies, with all of the same, indulgent components but far fewer calories and effort. Fresh marjoram has a minty, oregano-like flavor that is a nice change of pace from basil or dried Italian herbs-but really, any kind of fresh herb is delicious in tomato sauce, so use what's handy.
Recipe courtesy of Melissa d'Arabian
Deconstructed Lasagna
Total:
50 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
Serves 4
Level:
None

Nutrition Info

Healthy
Total:
50 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
Serves 4
Level:
None

Nutrition Info

Healthy

Ingredients

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the lasagna noodles and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain in a colander and set aside. 

To a large, deep skillet or pot set over medium heat add the olive oil, onion, garlic, 1 teaspoon of the salt, and the black pepper, and cook until the onion is soft and sticky, -stirring often, for 6 to 7 minutes. Stir in the marjoram and red pepper flakes, and once they are fragrant, after 30 seconds, stir in the beef, using a wooden spoon to break it into small pieces. Cook, stirring often, until the beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. 

Add the chopped tomatoes and remaining 1 teaspoon salt, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer the sauce until it reduces slightly, about 10 minutes. 

Divide half of the cooked lasagna noodles among 4 bowls. Top each with some mozzarella and sauce, then divide the remaining noodles over the top. Add some more mozzarella and sauce, and serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. 

Per serving: Calories 567; Total Fat 18g; Protein 31g; Dietary Fiber 5g; Sugars 8g

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