La Cucina – Lasagna

2012-CUCINALasagna Verde

Makes 8 to 10 servings

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 70 minutes

lasagne-largeShopping List:

  • 45 gr or 1 (1.5 ounce) package spaghetti sauce mix
  • 170 gr or 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 225 gr or 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 415 ml or 1¾ cups water
  • 2 eggs
  • 570 gr or 1 pint ricotta cheese
  • 3 gr or ½ teaspoon salt
  • 285 gr or 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 40 gr or ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 225 gr or 8 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 8 lasagna noodles

parmezaanse-kaasTO MAKE:

  1. Preheat oven to 175° C or 350° F.
  2. Lightly grease one 32.5×23 cm or 13×9 inch baking dish.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine spaghetti sauce mix, tomato sauce, tomato paste and water.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium heat then remove from heat and let cool.
  5. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and combine them with the ricotta or cottage cheese, salt, spinach and 20 gr or ¼ cup of the Parmesan cheese.
  6. Spread one half cup tomato sauce mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  7. Place half the uncooked noodles over the sauce, spread with half the spinach mixture, half the mozzarella cheese, and half of the tomato sauce.
  8. Repeat layers, using remaining ingredients.
  9. Top with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  10. Cover dish securely with aluminum foil and bake for in the preheated oven 1 hour.
  11. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Note 1: Instead of making the sauce with sauce mix, tomato paste and tomato sauce you can use a can of spaghetti sauce.
Note 2: Cottage cheese works just as well as ricotta.
Note 3: When you like more cheese add a cup of romano and extra parmesan


Amount Per Serving Main recipe.
Calories: 346
Total Fat: 13.8g
Cholesterol: 97mg
Sodium: 1159mg
Total Carbohydrates: 32.7g
Dietary Fiber: 3.2g
Protein: 24.7g

Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band [WLS] persons can eat only half a serving max !

PDF of this recipe: 20140227-Lasagna-Verde

2 thoughts on “La Cucina – Lasagna

  1. spouse and I use a can of tomato puree (all natural, no sodium, no high fructose corn syrup, no preservatives, no additives). to that can we add garlic powder and an italian herb blend (both to taste). instant pasta sauce that’s good for you! for a meat lasagna, we use ground turkey.

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