Lasagna with Grape Tomatoes and Broccoli Rabe

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Cindy Barr  

"Fresh" is a word not often associated with lasagna, yet that's exactly the sensation this one offers. Sweet-as-candy grape tomatoes burst and release their moisture and flavor, while earthy-bitter broccoli rabe and milder Broccolini balance the taste.

Yield: Serves 8
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

More From Cooking Light

Recipe Time

Hands On: 35 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 319
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated fat: 4.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 17.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 35g
  • Fiber: 3.6g
  • Cholesterol: 22mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 417mg
  • Calcium: 319mg

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-pound) bunch broccoli rabe, trimmed
  • 1 (8-ounce) bunch Broccolini, trimmed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion, divided
  • 10 garlic cloves, thinly sliced and divided
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups grape tomatoes
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, divided
  • 1 (15-ounce) carton part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce (such as Dell'Amore)
  • Cooking spray
  • 9 cooked lasagna noodles
  • 3 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 3/4 cup)

Preparation

  1. 1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add broccoli rabe and Broccolini, and cook 2 minutes. Drain and rinse vegetables under cold water; drain. Coarsely chop.
  2. 2. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  3. 3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil; swirl to coat. Add 3/4 cup onion and 5 garlic cloves; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add wine; cook 1 minute. Add grape tomatoes and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook 12 minutes or until skins split and tomatoes start to release their juices, stirring frequently. Place tomato mixture in a bowl.
  4. 4. Wipe pan dry with paper towels. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil; swirl to coat. Add remaining 3/4 cup onion, remaining 5 garlic cloves, and red pepper; sauté 4 minutes. Stir in broccoli rabe mixture and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. 5. Combine 1/4 cup basil, ricotta, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Spread 1/2 cup marinara sauce in the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 3 lasagna noodles over sauce. Spread half of ricotta mixture over noodles. Top with half of broccoli rabe mixture; spoon half of tomato mixture over broccoli rabe mixture. Repeat layers with remaining noodles, ricotta mixture, broccoli rabe mixture, and tomato mixture, ending with noodles. Top with remaining 1/2 cup marinara, and sprinkle with mozzarella. Cover with aluminum foil coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Remove lasagna from oven, and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup chopped basil. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Lasagna with Grape Tomatoes and Broccoli Rabe Recipe at a Glance
advertisement
  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Find out what we've got cooking...

Weekly Specials
Get our Free Weekly Specials Newsletter filled with our favorite recipes, seasonal menus, and special features.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy