3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 375°.
Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add leek and next 4 ingredients (leek through garlic), and sauté 5 minutes. Add artichokes and bell pepper, and sauté 3 minutes. Stir in beans, and remove from heat.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add flour, and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended, and cook until slightly thick (about 4 minutes). Remove from heat. Add feta and 2 tablespoons Parmesan; stir until cheese melts.
Spread 1/4 cup cheese sauce in bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 2 noodles over cheese sauce; top with half of leek mixture, half of spinach, 1/4 cup mozzarella, and 1/2 cup cheese sauce. Repeat layers, ending with noodles. Pour remaining cheese sauce over noodles, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup mozzarella and 1 tablespoon Parmesan.
Cover and bake at 375° for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes or until top is golden. Let stand 5 minutes.
Great layers - the noodles cooked personally and the sauce is creamy without being heavy. I'd cut out the beans, use less leek, and add chopped olives and sun-dried tomatoes. the mint and fennel smell heavenly while this cooks, but unfortunately don't taste that strong.
Yum! I made this healthy dish for my meat-eating boyfriend, and received rave reviews! It was moist and cheesy enough without being unhealthy. A couple words of advice: 1. If you're a busy woman and tend not to get home until 7:30 or so at night, put this together ahead of time. 2. If you have an Italian boyfriend/husband/mother-in-law/whatever, do NOT call this lasagna! I learned my lesson :-)
This was awful. Very dry and very little flavor - not worth the time, money or effort. I would liken it to mud, but mud would have a more earthy flavor. Not one family member found anything redeeming about it. CL has some great recipes that have made it into our rotation - this is not one of them.
Great! I ended up only using 4 whole wheat pasta noodles. Used sundried tomato basil feta cause that's what I had. Would make the veggies as a side they were so good. Don't omit the mint and fennel - they make the dish. Had company and they loved it too.
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