Vegetable Lasagna

Monday, March 25, 2013

From our skinny table to yours ...

Well it looks like winter is back! We don't know about where you are but we definitely had a snowy morning here. We figured we would make the best of it and cook up a warm, comforting lasagna for dinner. A vegetable lasagna that is :)

If you're looking for an easy way to get extra veggies into your kids or significant other, this is definitely the meal to make. We start with a spinach filled tomato sauce then sauté up garlic, onion & zucchini to add to our part skim creamy ricotta cheese filling. We use whole wheat lasagna noodles for extra protein and fiber then top this with a generous amount of part skim mozzarella cheese for a bubbly crust! And at ONLY 312 calories per serving, could it get any better?

Now this recipe serves 8 which is perfect for big family dinners, but we recommend making the whole dish even if you're just cooking for two! One of our favorite skinny secrets is to make extra easy dinners to freeze for a skinny supper another night. And doesn't it taste better knowing that next time you just defrost, reheat and enjoy?

Here's to hoping Spring is back soon, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Serves 8
Calories: 312
Fat: 9.3 grams
Carbs: 40.4 grams
Dietary Fiber: 8.5 grams
Protein: 19.2 grams

10oz whole wheat lasagna noodles
12oz can crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup water
1 cup frozen spinach
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 white onion
4 garlic cloves
2 zucchini
12oz part skim ricotta cheese
4oz part skim mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp reduced fat Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
Salt & pepper

Let's get cooking!
1. Add crushed tomatoes, water and spinach to medium pot and bring to a simmer.
2. Add oregano, garlic powder, onion powder and Parmesan cheese to sauce. Stir to combine and cook at least 30 minutes.
3. Heat olive oil to medium heat in a sauté pan. Chop garlic, onion and zucchini and add to pan. Sauté for 5 minutes until softened.
4. Add vegetables to ricotta cheese and stir to combine.
5. Cook noodles according to packed directions.
6. In 9x13 pan, add one ladle of sauce to bottom. Add one layer on noddles then half your ricotta cheese mixture. Add two ladles of sauce, noodles, remaining cheese and additional sauce.
7. Top with last layer of noodles and remaining sauce. Finish with mozzarella cheese.
8. Cover dish with foil and bake on 425 for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake additional 5 minutes. Remove from oven, dish out and enjoy :)

Makes 8 healthy portions!

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  1. Discovered your blog off Sami's Shenanigans and I'm LOVING it! I have been looking for a healthier lasagna recipe for a while now and will definitely try yours :)

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  2. Great recipe girls! Despite being Italian, I don't cook lasagne alla bolognese because I don't eat meat. So I try every possible version of veggie lasagnas. Have you tried zucchini+aubergines+tomato sauce? It rocks :-)
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  3. Thanks girls for sharing this one since I don't eat beef anymore, but I miss eating lasagna so much. :) This is great option, i will try this one.

  4. YUMMO!!!
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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog! This recipe look delicious. I remember having veggie lasagna at a restaurant a while ago and it was much better than meat lasagna surprisingly!

  6. Great recipe. Love getting more veggies in at dinner time and I love your blog title!

  7. You have so many delicious recipes! We would love to have you share them on our new sister blog It helps you drive traffic back to your own blog and you can make some money too! We hope you'll drop by and check it out! We will definitely be trying some of your recipes! Have a great week! -The Six Sisters

  8. Found your blog on the Weekly "Pimp-Out/Showcase" Hop! And omygosh, this first post looks AMAZING! You're making me want to hop up and make my own Vegetable Lasagna right now! I am definitely looking forward to reading more of your posts and trying out this delicious recipe!

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  9. Wow! That looks amazing!! Love Italian!

  10. Found you guys through the link-up! Loved your name and had to stop by! So glad I did! Can't wait to try some of these recipes! New follower btw :) Happy Monday!

  11. Yum! I love a good veggie lasagna!! Thanks for sharing!


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