This low-fat lasagna recipe is so chock-full of vegetables, you won't even miss the meat.
- Makes: 8 servings
- Prep: 45 mins
- Bake: 30 mins 350°F
- Stand: 10 mins
dried lasagna noodles
10 ounce package frozen chopped broccoli
14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes
15 ounce can no salt added tomato sauce
cup chopped celery
cup chopped onion
cup chopped green or red sweet pepper
clove garlic, minced
cups fat-free ricotta cheese
cup grated Parmesan cheese
cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
teaspoon black pepper
- Cook noodles and broccoli separately according to their package directions; drain well. Set aside.
- For sauce, in a large saucepan stir together tomato sauce, undrained diced tomatoes, celery, onion, sweet pepper, basil, bay leaves, garlic, and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until sauce is thick, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaves.
- Meanwhile, for filling, in a bowl stir together egg, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper. Stir in cooked broccoli.
- Spread about 1/2 cup of the sauce in a 13x9x2-inch baking dish (3-quart glass baking dish). Top with half of the noodles, half of the filling, and half of the remaining sauce. Repeat layers, ending with the sauce.
- Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F. oven for 25 minutes; sprinkle with mozzarella. Bake about 5 minutes more or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Makes 8 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Vegetarian Lasagna)
- 250 kcal cal.;
- 6 g Fat, total;
- 42 mg chol.;
- 3 g sat. fat;
- 31 g carb.;
- 4 g fiber;
- 20 g pro.;
- 1 Starch;
- 3 Vegetables;
- 45 mg vit. C;
- 2 Lean Meat;
- 309 RE vit. A;
- 411 mg sodium;
- 495 mg calcium;
- 2 mg iron
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet