This hearty meatless lasagna is the perfect weeknight meal that will please the entire family.
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
4 tablespoons pesto, divided
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
1 (5-ounce) box baby spinach
18 wonton wrappers (1 package)
1 (8-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, 2 tablespoons pesto, and egg white; stir well.
Heat 1 tablespoon water in a medium skillet over medium heat; cook spinach until wilted (about 2 minutes), stirring well.
Spread remaining 2 tablespoons pesto in an 8-inch square baking dish; top with 6 wontons, overlapping slightly. Layer half of ricotta mixture evenly over top of wontons; add half of peppers over ricotta mixture.
Top peppers with another 6 wontons, remaining ricotta mixture, half of spinach, and remaining peppers. Top peppers with remaining 6 wontons and spinach. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan; cover tightly with foil.
Bake lasagna, in middle of oven, until cheese is melted and bubbly (about 20 minutes). Let stand 10 minutes. Cut into 6 equal-size pieces.
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I LOVED this recipe! The pesto taste and the roasted red peppers was SOOOO good!!! I had a hard time not eating more than a "serving" though. And it's VERY easy to make, 1, 2, 3!! I'm not sure why others thought it was bland tasting. The pesto MADE it!
I agree that as it's written, the recipe isn't as tasty as it could be, but I gave it 4 stars because with some basic modifications, it can be GREAT! So first, I like using a 9x13 pan, so I doubled most of the ingredients. I used two layers of wontons, 8 in each layer for this sized pan. I also used a little more than double the amount of spinach. To improve flavor, add 1/4 t. of garlic powder, 1/2 t. red pepper flakes, 1/8 t. freshly ground black pepper, and 2 t. dried oregano to the ricotta cheese mixture. Also, interestingly, this dish tastes even better left over, since the flavors have time to marinate together in the refrigerator. Give it a shot! My boyfriend and I absolutely love it!!
I really enjoyed the flavor and texture of the pesto ricotta and roasted peppers, however the wonton wrappers gave the dish an "off" flavor and a gummy consistency. It came together quickly and simply enough, so I'll give it another shot someday with the substitution of no-bake or traditional lasagna noodles rather than wonton wrappers. Also - needs more cheese.
I made this for dinner tonight and was really disapointed. It was super bland- no flavor at all and was just kind of gross. I make a lot of Health's recipes and they usually turn out good but this was a miss.
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