Spinach & Mushroom Lasagna

janet vinson

By
@chefjlv

Need to begin to cook healthy and found this in "Taste of Home-Diabetic Cooking" and changed it up a little and we couldn't get enough of it.
Great the next day, warmed up


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Serves:
10
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
50 Min

Ingredients

SAUCE INGREDIENTS

1 tsp
olive oil
2 clove
minced garlic
1
chopped large onion
1
red pepper chopped
1
green pepper chopped
8 oz
pkg sliced mushrooms cut in fourths
2
roma tomatoes (seeded & chopped)
1 tsp
basil
1 tsp
oregano
dash(es)
red pepper flakes
1/4 c
parmesean cheese
28 oz
can crushed tomatoes
1/4 c
dry red wine

FILLING INGREDIENTS

2 c
part skim ricotta cheese
2/3 c
parmesan cheese
3
egg whites
5 Tbsp
bread crumbs
2 Tbsp
parsely flakes
1 pkg
28 oz frozen spinach (drained & squeezed well)
1 c
shredded low fat mozzerella
12
sheets of lasgana noodles

NOTES: USE AS MUCH LOW-FAT AND NO SALT INGREDIENTS YOU CAN

OPTIONAL: ADD SHREDDED CARROTS, BROCCOLI OR ANY OTHER VEGGIES YOU LIKE

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350

2Cook lasgana noodles in large stockpan (do not use salt)till al dente and then drain and cold wash, set aside

3In saucepan, over medium heat, add olive oil (heat) then add garlic & onion, saute for 2 minutes. Add peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes and saute till tender. Add basil, oregano, pepper flakes, 1/4 cup parmesean cheese, crushed tomatoes & dry red wine. Bring to boil and then lower heat and cover. Cook atleast 1 hour.

4In a large bowl, place ricotta, 2/3 cup parmesean cheese, egg whites, bread crumbs and parsley. Mix well. Then add well drained/squeezed spinach and mozzerella,mix till incorporated.

5In a 11 x 8 or 9 x 13 baking pan, place 3/4-1 cup sauce on bottom.

6Layer as follows in pan:
(save a little spinach mixture & sauce for top)
a. 3 sheets of noodles
b. spinach mixture (cover noodles well)
c. sprinkle with a LITTLE more parmesan cheese & mozzerella
d. cover with sauce
Repeat a-d
Repeat a-d again
Top with noodles and a little spinach mixture
Top with remaining sauce

7Cover and bake 60 minutes
Remove from oven and let settle for 5-10 minutes before cutting.