Skinny Spinach Lasagna

spinachlasagna   Who doesn’t just love Pinterest? Whoever invented that is one smart cookie and one rich person that’s for sure! I was over my brother’s house visiting and we were all talking about what to eat for dinner. So I just hopped on Pinterest and looked up food items that I had pinned and came upon this little gem. I found this recipe on skinnytaste where I have found a couple of good recipes.

This recipe makes 9 noodles so it fed 3 of us with some leftovers. By the way it tasted just as good as the first day! According to the skinnytaste website one roll has 224.9 calories, 5.1 grams of fat, 3.4 grams of fiber, 13.0 grams of protein and 31.5 grams of carbs. The ones I made had a little more calories since I used straight ricotta cheese, not fat-free. I’ve always read to not buy fat-free or less fat because they add other items in the food whether it be more sugar, sodium or an artificial ingredient to make it taste better. So use whatever kind of fat-free, less fat, full fat cheese you’d prefer, after all you are the one eating it :).  One last thing is you can’t even taste the spinach so this is great for kiddos or adults who are worse than kids.

Skinny Spinach Lasagna

Ingredients: 

  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 10 Oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 15 Oz ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 32 Oz tomato sauce
  • 9 tbsp. of mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine spinach, ricotta, parmesan and egg in medium bowl. Ladle about 1 cup tomato sauce on the bottom of a 9×12 pan.
  • Place wax paper on counter and lay out the cooked lasagna noodles. Make sure the noodles are dry. Take about 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture and spread evenly over noodle. Roll carefully and place seam side down onto baking sheet. Repeat with remaining noodles.
  • Ladle sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and add 1 tbsp. of mozzarella cheese. Bake for 40 minutes or until cheese melts.

*For the cheese I used a bag of mixed mozzarella and parmesan cheese from Kraft instead of buying 2 separate cheeses.

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