If you're craving easy comfort food - look no further than this Deconstructed Lasagna Meal Prep! It's got the cheesy goodness, the meaty sauce, and the al dente noodles all in ONE skillet! No layering required ;) You can divide into sixths or eighths depending on your nutrition needs (see nutrition facts below).
NOTES: We used lean ground beef but you can also use lean ground turkey or meatless crumbles for vegetarians. You can also use ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese, but we wanted to keep it lower in fat and higher in protein.
Deconstructed Lasagna Meal Prep
Makes 6-8 servings
2 lbs. 93% lean ground beef
1 cup onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
12 oz. penne pasta (can use gluten-free)
36 fl. oz. pasta sauce
1 cup water
1 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley
1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella
Brown and drain ground beef in an oversized skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
Add onion and garlic, cooking over medium heat until onion is translucent.
Add pasta, pasta sauce, and water to skillet. Make sure pasta is covered with liquid.
Fold in zucchini, cover, and cook over medium-low heat for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
Meanwhile, combine cottage cheese, parmesan, parsley, and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
When pasta is al dente, insert dollops of cottage cheese mixture into the skillet contents.
Finally, top with mozzarella, cover, and cook another 5 minutes until cheese is melted.
Divide contents into six servings or meal prep containers.
Meals will keep in the fridge in an airtight container up to one week, or in the freezer up to one month.
Calories (per serving, divided into eighths): 480kcal, Fat: 14.6g, Sat fat: 6.1g, Carbs: 51g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 9g, Protein: 38g, Sodium: 774mg
Calories (per serving, divided into sixths): 639kcal, Fat: 19.4g, Sat fat: 8.1g, Carbs: 68g, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 12g, Protein: 51g, Sodium: 1,032mg