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Spinach-Pesto Lasagna

This hearty meatless lasagna is the perfect weeknight meal that will please the entire family.

Health MARCH 2011

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1/6 of lasagna)
  • Cook time:22 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Total:32 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, 2 tablespoons pesto, and egg white; stir well.

3. Heat 1 tablespoon water in a medium skillet over medium heat; cook spinach until wilted (about 2 minutes), stirring well.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 261
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbohydrate: 25g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 23mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 735mg
  • Calcium: 335mg
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