Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Yummy(Weight Watchers) Lasagna

Tomato and Pepper Lasagna
POINTS® Value: 5
Preparation Time:
20 min
Cooking Time:
65 min
Level of Difficulty:
Comforting layers of pasta, tomatoes, peppers and cheese. So good and so filling! A definite hit in cold-weather months.

24 oz. Marinara sauce, store bought
1 cup(s) canned diced tomatoes, fire-roasted, drained
1 cup(s) part skim ricotta cheese
1 cup(s) shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
1 cup(s) shredded Parmesan cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano suggested
1/4 cup(s) fat free egg substitute
1/4 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp dried oregano
6 item(s) dry lasagna noodles, regular or whole wheat
1/2 cup(s) roasted red peppers, water-packed, cut into thin strips

Preheat oven to 350ºF.
In a small pot, combine marinara sauce and tomatoes; set over low heat and simmer for 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; stir to combine. Stir in egg substitute, salt, pepper and oregano.
Spoon 1 cup of sauce in bottom of an 11- X 7-inch glass baking dish. Arrange 2 lasagna noodles over sauce, down center of dish. Spread half of cheese mixture (about 1 cup) over noodles; top with pepper strips. Place 2 more noodles on top; spread with remaining cheese mixture. Top with 1 cup of marinara sauce; place remaining 2 lasagna noodles on top. Spoon remaining sauce over top and gently press down on lasagna.
Cover dish loosely with aluminum foil; bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil; bake until sauce is lightly browned and noodles are tender when tested with a knife, about 10 to 15 minutes more. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes to firm up slightly. Slice into 8 pieces and serve. Yields 1 piece per serving.

I made this lasagna tonight for dinner, and it was FABULOUS!! So fabulous I had to share i t! I didn't make it exactly as it's written, but close. I added a layer of baby spinach to it as well! I wasn't sure how filling it would be without meat, but i'm telling you, it's really filling! Enjoy, let me know if you make it!!

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