Low Fat Cheesy Spinach and Eggplant Lasagna

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Lasagna recipe with vegetables and cheese!

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Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 whole wheat lasagna noodles, dry

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 eggplant, cubed

  • 1 (28 ounce) can Italian herb-flavored tomato sauce

  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese

  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 egg

  • 2 ½ cups frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

  3. Drop lasagna noodles into water and add 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Cook until noodles are tender but still slightly firm, about 8 minutes.

  4. Drain water from the noodles and let cool.

  5. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  6. Cook and stir garlic and eggplant chunks until eggplant is partially cooked, about 7 minutes.

  7. Pour tomato sauce into the skillet and simmer until eggplant is tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  8. Combine ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, black pepper, and egg in a bowl.

  9. Mix spinach into ricotta cheese mixture.

  10. Spread a layer of tomato sauce mixture into the bottom of a 9x12-inch baking dish.

  11. Place 4 noodles on top of the sauce, overlapping if necessary.

  12. Spoon 1/3 of the remaining tomato sauce over noodles.

  13. Spread 1/3 of the ricotta mixture over the tomato sauce

  14. Repeat layers twice more, starting with noodles and following with sauce and ricotta mixture.

  15. Top the lasagna with mozzarella cheese.

  16. Bake in preheated oven until the ricotta filling is set and mozzarella cheese topping is lightly browned, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

206 Calories
8g Fat
23g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 660mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 227mg 17%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 418mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.