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Spinach Lasagna

Due to an injury, I'm not as active as I used to be and can't burn off the calories. Because I love Italian food, one of the first things I looked for was a low-fat lasagna. This meatless recipe is not only good, it's good for you. —E. Marie Goetz, Morgantown, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cartons (15 ounces each) fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce

Directions

  • Cook noodles according to package directions. Rinse in cold water; drain well.
  • In a large bowl, combine the spinach, ricotta cheese, egg, egg white, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, garlic, basil, pepper and nutmeg. Combine mozzarella cheese and remaining Parmesan cheese.
  • In a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray, layer three noodles, 3/4 cup tomato sauce, 1 cup spinach mixture and 3/4 cup cheese mixture. Repeat layers three times.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 300 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 753mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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