Meijer NuVal™ Trade Up Recipe of the Week

NuVal™  Scores 1 to 100, the higher the number, the better the Nutrition!  Find scores on shelf price tags at Meijer stores.

Lasagna with Sausage Ragu Redux

Trading up to whole wheat pasta, turkey sausage, and low fat cottage cheese amps up the nutrition in the recipe!

Serves 6-8


About 2 tbsp. olive oil, divided NuVal 4

1/2 cup chopped onion NuVal- 93

1/2 cup chopped celery NuVal- 96

1/2 cup chopped carrot NuVal- 99              

1 pound turkey Italian sausage, casings removed


1 teaspoon salt, divided

1 cup low-fat (1%) milk NuVal-81

1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Chardonnay 

1 can (28 oz.) whole tomatoes, including juices, finely

chopped or crushed with your hands NuVal-96 

1 cup tomato juice- NuVal- 82

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

2 1/2 cups low-fat (1%) cottage cheese NuVal-40

1 large egg NuVal-

1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, divided


1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

12 ounces whole wheat lasagna noodles NuVal-91