Monday, October 26, 2009

Easy Lasagna


Guess what I packed for lunch with me today?  My adult ADD-induced lack of interest in my salad last night faded when I came out of my sugar coma this morning.

As promised, here is my recipe for easy lasagna:

Ingredients:
  • TJ's no-boil lasagna noodles  (I used about 6 of them)
  • Tomato sauce of choice
  • 1/4 cup each of red onion, bell peppers, cilantro
  • 3/4 cup fat free ricotta cheese
  • 1 package of frozen spinach
  • 1/3 pound ground turkey (browned and cooked through before layering)
  • Topping cheese of your choice
This was the kind of marinara sauce I used:

Layer the ingredients as you wish:

 
I did meat, veggies, ricotta, then noodles again.  Then you top with more marinara and cheese of your choice:
 
Once you finish layering, bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes.  Since all the ingredients are cooked, you just want it all to cook through together but don't be too concerned about any raw food in there.  This is a plus since I lose track of time while cooking.

I think this can serve 6 people or so and offers a good veggie serving along with some protein and pasta- a separate food group in my opinion!
Hope you are having a good Monday!

8 comments:

Mari said...

Thanks for the recipe...it looks really pretty and yummy =)

I love that you used a small pan...I should do that since I live alone and don't want to get stuck with a month of left overs

The Candid RD said...

Easy lasagna is music to my ears! I love this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Also, I loved your #10 on my blog, it was perfect, and I agree :)

MelissaNibbles said...

Great recipe! I'm definitely going to try it. Pasta is my weakness, so the small pan will be very helpful in my portion control. Thanks!

*Naomi* said...

yum! love that TJ's marinara! I used that the other day!!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Lovely looking lasagna! Thanks for the recipe - it is nice to have easy recipes on hand for busy days!

eatingmachine said...

yum! i love lasagna that's full of veggies!

Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) said...

I like your easy lasagna recipe.. how simple and healthy!! :)

Estela @ Weekly Bite said...

Love the small pan for the lasagna!