15 oz nonfat ricotta cheese
1 pkg chopped spinach -- (10 oz) frozen, thawed and drained -- see note
1/2 cup egg substitute -- (or egg whites to equal)
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese -- grated
1/4 cup fresh parsley -- chopped
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes -- - see note
3 1/2 cups Tomato Sauce - Quick -- (see recipe)
9 lasagna noodles -- uncooked -- see note
1/4 cup red lentils -- uncooked
1 1/2 cups nonfat mozzarella cheese -- shredded -- (6 ounces)
Note - I added 1/2 cup chopped broccoli and 1 diced carrot.
Note - recipe called for 1/4 tsp nutmeg, which I omitted - personal taste.
I added 1 TB each dry basil and oregano.
Note - I used whole wheat or spinach lasagna noodles.
In large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, spinach, broccoli, egg substitute, 2 tablespoons of the
Parmesan cheese, parsley, and pepper flakes. Mix well until thoroughly blended.
Pour 1 cup of tomato sauce into an 11" X 7" X 2" glass baking dish. (If you will not be microwaving this,
you can use a metal pan, if desired.) Spread sauce evenly to cover bottom of dish. Arrange 3 noodles in a
single layer on top of the sauce. Spoon one-third of the spinach and ricotta cheese mixture over the
noodles; spread to make an even layer.
Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the lentils over the top, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, and the remaining
Parmesan. Pour 1 1/2 cups of the tomato sauce over the cheeses. Arrange another layer of noodles on
top. Repeat the layering, using the remaining ingredients (note that the top layer is spinach and ricotta
mixture and mozzarella cheese only.) Cover tightly with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on medium-high
for 18-20 minutes, or until noodles are just tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife and sauce is
bubbly. Rotate twice during cooking. Let stand, covered, 15 minutes before serving.
(Conventional cooking method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Assemble lasagna as directed above.
Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake for 1 hour; remove aluminum foil and bake 10 minutes longer. Let
stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Note: This is what I did. I also made it ahead and let it sit overnight before baking.)
Lasagna With Spinach And Lentils