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23+ Best Healthy Lasagna Recipes for Weight Loss

When you're faced with feeding your whole family, looking through recipes can sometimes be overwhelming. It can be a challenge to find something healthy that also doesn't take all day or leave you with piles of dishes at the end of the night. Enter lasagna. Although the classic dish might not be the healthiest, these lasagna recipes offer some delicious, good-for-you twists that are sure to have your crowd going in for seconds.

So if you're looking for a healthy dinner recipe to make for a group, here are some ways to make this cheesy pasta casserole into a healthy meal. (Plus, check out 35+ Healthy Pasta Recipes for Weight Loss.)


Chicken Sausage Lasagna

Low-calorie sausage lasagna

Swapping out typical ground beef for a leaner option like chicken sausage makes this recipe a whole lot healthier. The addition of basil leaves and red pepper flakes hidden inside the layers of pasta and cheesy goodness take this Chicken Sausage Lasagna to the next level.

Get our recipe for Chicken Sausage Lasagna.

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Baked Ziti

Healthy baked ziti

Though it's not your typical lasagna option, with this recipe's addition of meat, the only difference between our Baked Ziti recipe and lasagna is the type of noodles used. So, if you're looking for a dish that has all the same components as lasagna, but instead comes apart into bite-sized pieces, this Baked Ziti is the way to go.

Get our recipe for Baked Ziti.


Easy Baked Lasagna Rolls

Healthy lasagna rolls

Lasagna doesn't have to be one big rectangle! These lasagna rolls are super fun and perfectly portioned.

Get our recipe for Easy Baked Lasagna Rolls.

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Italian Sausage Lasagna

italian sausage lasagna

If you've ever taken a bite of lasagna and felt like something was missing, this Italian Sausage Lasagna recipe might have your answer. By adding red wine to the sauce, this recipe is provided with a whole new depth of flavor that you can taste, smell, and see when it pops out of the oven.

Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.


French Onion Chicken Lasagna Roll-Ups

french onion chicken lasagna

Bet you never thought to combine the sweetness of caramelized onions with the salty bite of ricotta cheese all wrapped up into a pasta shell. Well, once you taste these unexpected flavors together in this French Onion Chicken Lasagna Roll-Up, it's going to be on your lasagna recipes rotation. Think French Onion Soup, but better!

Get the recipe from How Sweet Eats.

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Vegan Lasagna

vegan lasagna

If you're vegan you don't need to miss out on the lasagna fun either. This recipe uses cashew cream in place of the dairy and hearty vegetables like carrots and mushrooms in place of meat. The layers of flavor that this dish has will make you forget that it's even vegan.

Get the recipe from Cookie and Kate.


Slow Cooker Lasagna

slow cooker lasagna

Looking for an excuse to put that slow cooker to work? This Slow Cooker Lasagna is easy to customize with your favorite lasagna additions. Just pop everything in the slow cooker and either 3-4 hours later (if cooked on high) or 6-8 hours later (if cooked on low) you can be feasting on your flavorful slow cooker lasagna.

Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.


Spinach Artichoke Lasagna

spinach artichoke lasagna

This Spinach Artichoke Lasagna takes your typical Spinach Artichoke Dip appetizer and turns it into a meal. Now, there's no reason to just eat dip for dinner. This Spinach Artichoke Lasagna has all the delicious flavors of the dip you already love but adds the tomato sauce and pasta components as well. What could be better?

Get the recipe from Cookie and Kate


Skinny Spinach Lasagna

skinny spinach lasagna

Just because you have to feed 12 people doesn't mean you can't make something easy, filled with dynamic flavors. This Skinny Spinach Lasagna only takes 25 minutes to prep, so pop it in the oven and enjoy the time with your guests while it cooks. Adding the fresh spinach gives this dish an added layer of nutrients.

Get the recipe from Pinch of Yum.

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Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna

vegetarian skillet lasagna

This Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna is anything but typical. With an overload of veggies, including mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, and spinach along with the heartiness of green lentils mixed in, there's truly no recipe like it.

Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest.


Veggie Crock-Pot Lasagna

veggie crock-pot lasagna

These wavy-edged lasagna noodles lock in all the mouth-watering flavors of this Veggie Crock-Pot Lasagna in the best way. Customize this recipe with any veggies that you love and you'll be stunned how delicious a Crock-Pot lasagna can be.

Get the recipe from Pinch of Yum.


Lentil & Eggplant Lasagna

lentil and eggplant lasagna

If you're looking for something to replace the empty carbs of lasagna noodles, say hello to the ideal eggplant stand-in. Not only is this dish gluten-free and vegan, but the undeniable flavor might have you replacing your typical lasagna recipe in the weeknight rotation.

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.


Crock-Pot Low Carb Lasagna

crock-pot and low-carb lasagna

Another perfect replacement for those lasagna pasta noodles is zucchini, and combining zucchini and eggplant layers into one heavenly cheesy dish might make you ditch the pasta for good. This recipe is gluten-free and low carb—what's not to love?

Get the recipe from Well Plated.


Rosemary Chicken Lasagna

rosemary chicken lasagna

There's nothing that brings a dish together like a creamy Bechamel Sauce. This Rosemary Chicken Lasagna is filled with three kinds of cheese that will make you forget that it's missing the classic tomato sauce. Instead, it's filled with chicken and mushrooms that make it both hearty and filling.

Get the recipe from Feasting at Home.


Lasagna Soup

lasagna soup

So maybe you're in the mood for lasagna, but want something a bit on the lighter side. This Lasagna Soup gives you all the delicious flavors of lasagna, but in a soup—sign us up. And there's nothing easier than throwing everything into one pot and having one of your lasagna recipes ready in under an hour.

Get this recipe from Cooking Classy.

RELATED: 31 Best Healthy Instant Pot Soup Recipes for Weight Loss


Lasagna Cupcakes

lasagna cupcakes

If you love lasagna but are looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer instead of a dinner entree for your next gathering, this Lasagna Cupcakes recipe is the one for you. They're the perfect bite-sized starters that can be out of the oven and ready to serve in 35 minutes. The swap out of lasagna noodles for wontons makes them super easy to build as well.

Get this recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything.

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Butternut Lasagna with Mushrooms and Sage

butternut lasagna

This Butternut Lasagna with Mushrooms and Sage is the ultimate fall dinner. It can be made in advance, feeds a crowd (up to 9!), and will leave everyone asking for your recipe. It's even perfect for your vegetarian and vegan friends.

Get this recipe from Feasting at Home.


Crispy Prosciutto Cheesy White Lasagna

crispy proscuitto cheesy white lasagna

Adding the crispy prosciutto to the top of this cheesy, gooey lasagna allows for a whole new flavor component. If you don't think lasagna would be even better with a crunchy bite, you'll probably change your mind after giving this recipe a try.

Get this recipe from Half Baked Harvest.


Lasagna Stuffed Zucchini Boats

lasagna zucchini boats

The best part about these Lasagna Stuffed Zucchini Boats is they come in individual servings—everyone gets an individual boat. Each is stuffed with all the lasagna classics, cheese, sauce, even ground beef or turkey, but without the empty calories of the pasta.

Get this recipe from Cooking Classy.

RELATED: Secret Effects of Eating Zucchini, Says Science


Vegetarian Crockpot Lasagna Soup

vegetarian crockpot lasagna soup

This Vegetarian Crockpot Lasagna Soup recipe is similar to that for Minestrone Soup except for a few key swap-outs. Instead of small, short pasta, this recipe uses lasagna noodles. And this dish even has a ricotta cheese topping. It's filling enough to be a dinner on its own—which is just one reason why we love it so much.

Get this recipe from Foodie Crush.


Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna with Garlic Tahini Tofu Cream

vegan butternut squash lasagna

If you wanted an excuse to give garlic tahini tofu cream a shot, this is one of the best vegan lasagna recipes for you. It's vegan, which is great for those with dietary restrictions, but it's also perfect for anyone who's looking for something on the healthier side.

Get this recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.

RELATED: Secret Side Effects of Eating Butternut Squash, Says Science


Spinach & Feta Crock-Pot Lasagna

spinach and feta lasagna

Once you add feta cheese to your lasagna, you'll never be able to go back to the classic. This Spinach & Feta Crock-Pot Lasagna may take half a day to cook, but it's worth the wait. And even though it takes a while in the crock-pot, the prep time is only ten minutes, so there's no need to go crazy when faced with making dinner for six.

Get this recipe from Diethood.


Healthy Spinach Lasagna Rolls

spinach lasagna rolls
You don't need to make a whole lasagna to enjoy our healthy lasagna recipes! When you're eating lasagna it's easy to just keep eating and eating because the portions aren't controlled, but with these rolls, your lasagna will be perfectly portioned. Each roll is only 224 calories, plus they're packed with spinach and chicken as well as all the ricotta and tomato sauce you'd expect in a lasagna.

Get this recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything.


Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

spaghetti squash lasagna

Here's a twist you never know you needed. Spaghetti Squash Lasagna swaps out the lasagna for spaghetti (squash)—and it gives this lasagna a whole new flavor dynamic. Spaghetti squash is packed with fiber and nutritious vitamins, and swapping it with the pasta turns this dish into a low-carb lasagna option.

Get this recipe from Well Plated.

RELATED: The Perfect Melty Spaghetti Squash Spinach Lasagna Recipe


Vegan Skillet Lasagna with Homemade Almond Ricotta

vegan skillet lasagna

This is the kind of vegan dish where you won't even realize you're missing the real cheese. The almond ricotta in this Skillet Lasagna is so fluffy and creamy that it does the job of regular ricotta cheese just as well if not even better. It's one of our favorite healthiest lasagna recipes to make—and look at!

Get this recipe from The First Mess.


Vegetarian Spinach Pumpkin Lasagna

vegetarian spinach pumpkin lasagna

If you're looking for a lasagna that speaks to the flavors and colors of fall, this Vegetarian Spinach Pumpkin Lasagna does the job. The best part about this recipe is you can freeze it, so you can whip it out easily and have a delicious, last-minute dinner anytime.

Get this recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.


Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Lasagna

gluten-free dairy-free lasagna

Just because you're gluten-free or dairy-free doesn't mean you have to miss out on the deliciousness of lasagna. This recipe uses a nut-based "cheese" as well as gluten-free lasagna noodles to make this dish just as good as the original. All you need is ten ingredients and you can have this lasagna in the oven in fifteen minutes.

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.


Get more cozy, healthy recipes perfect for fall:

21 Cozy Oatmeal Recipes Perfect for Weight Loss This Fall

45+ Best Cozy Casserole Recipes for Weight Loss

35+ Healthy Pasta Recipes for Weight Loss

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