Feb 29, 2008

Recipe: Lasagna from Diabetes Site

I love this yummy version of Lasagna, it's from a free menu planning service we use at a site that is now called Cornerstones4Care. At this update on 1/28/16, I am not sure whether the recipe is still there, but love the site and encourage you to visit if you have Diabetes. I used to substitute all pasta in the recipes for whole grain or multi-grain, but now look for gluten free options. This looks like a lot of work, but it's worth it, and if you're pressed for time, microwave for about 20 minutes give or take depending upon your microwave instead of cooking in the oven.

Here are the ingredients to feed 4:

  • 5 Lasagna Noodles
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Nonstick cooking spray (I use olive oil spray)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped,
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 (15 1/2) jar marinara sauce cup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 6 Tbsp grated Parmesan Cheese (I use low-fat)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 6 Tbsp. grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup (4 oz) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven 350F.
- Prepare Noodles w/out salt or fat
- Drain water, set aside
- In small skillet, add chopped broccoli florets, grated carrots, chopped zucchini, water.
- Bring to a boil, cover, then turn off heat. (Option - microwave in covered dish 7-8 minutes)
- In large skillet sprayed w/ cooking spray, add olive oil, chopped onion, green bell pepper, garlic, oregano, mushrooms. Saute 3-4 minutes, then add marinara sauce.
- Lower heat and simmer for 2 minutes and then turn off heat.
- In large bowl mix the cooked vegetables, egg, cottage cheese, salt, and Parmesan Cheese.
- Cut noodles in 1/2 crosswise.
- In 8 or 9" square baking dish, spread 1/2 cup sauce on bottom. 

- Top with 1/2 the noodles, halve the cheese mixture, half the sauce.
- Repeat layers, cover, and bake 45 minutes.
- Sprinkle w/ Mozzarella Cheese.
- Bake uncovered2-3 minutes.
- Let stand 5 minutes then serve with a nice green tossed salad.

3 comments:

  1. cindy kelly5:45 PM

    That looks like a really good recipe...thanks.
    I just re-launched foodspark.com earlier this week and would love for you to come by. It's a nutrition based community with a shared blog, groups, a forum etc. etc. It's a great place to widen your reach and share your thoughts.
    Hope you'll come by and join up :)

    Cindy

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  2. That looks like a really good recipe.I will try to make it in my holiday.Invite to all of you from me.

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  3. Anonymous8:58 PM

    Thanks for a great recipe for Lasagna.

    Blessings,

    Betty Lynch
    http://www.mycountrykitchen.com

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