Black Bean Lasagna

Cheesy and rich-tasting, this vegetarian casserole recipe will please calorie watchers. To spice it up even more, use chunky chili-tomato sauce. Make-ahead and freezer-friendly, it's the ideal dish to have ready to serve with little notice.

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Makes:
8 servings
Prep:
45 mins
Bake:
40 mins to 45 mins 350°F
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Black Bean Lasagna

Ingredients
9
lasagna noodles (8 ounces)
2
15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
 
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2
1/2
cup chopped green sweet pepper
2
cloves garlic, minced
2
15 ounce can low-sodium tomato sauce or tomato sauce with seasonings
1/4
cup snipped fresh cilantro
1
12 ounce container low-fat cottage cheese
1
8 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel)
1/4
cup light dairy sour cream
 
Tomato slices (optional)
 
Fresh cilantro leaves (optional)

Directions

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Mash one can of the beans; set aside.
  2. Lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray; add onion, green sweet pepper, and garlic. Cook and stir over medium heat until tender but not brown. Add mashed beans, unmashed beans, tomato sauce, and snipped cilantro; heat through.
  3. In a large bowl combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream; set aside. Spray a 13x9x2-inch baking dish or 3-quart rectangular casserole with nonstick coating. Arrange three of the noodles in the dish. Top with one-third of the bean mixture. Spread with one-third of the cheese mixture. Repeat layers twice, ending with bean mixture. Reserve the remaining cheese mixture.
  4. Bake, covered, in a 350 degree F oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until heated through. Dollop with reserved cheese mixture. Let stand for 10 minutes. Garnish with tomato slices and cilantro, if desired. Makes 8 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Refrigerate unbaked casserole, covered, up to 1 day, and bake as directed. Or, freeze up to 1 month; thaw frozen casserole in refrigerator overnight, and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

(Black Bean Lasagna)
    Per serving:
  • 340 kcal cal.,
  • 8 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 25 mg chol.,
  • 589 mg sodium,
  • 49 g carb.,
  • 8 g fiber,
  • 21 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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