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Free Diet Menu #18 - Cheese Lasagna

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Diet Recipe for Lasagna

Layers and layers of cheesy goodness for a minimum of fat and calories. Our tasty lasagna recipe makes 12 servings and stores well for leftovers the following day.

Each serving contains about 275 calories. Be sure to add a side salad of mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumber and other tasty low calorie veggies plus your favorite lower calorie salad dressing.

Lasagna Noodles & Preparation

Diet lasagna recipe.Cook 1 dozen lasagna noodles as directed on the package until they reach the al dente state, adding a teaspoon of olive oil to prevent sticking. Remove from heat. Drain.

Place one large spoon of the filling mixture (recipe below) on the end of each noodle and roll. After all 12 noodles have been filled and rolled, place into a baking dish and top with the creamy sauce mixture (recipe below).

Sprinkle 1 cup of grated low fat mozzarella cheese over the top. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until bubbly and lasagna is desired firmness.

Lasagna Filling Ingredients - Simply mix well:

15 ounces of Ricotta cheese (skim/reduced calories & fat)

10 ounces of frozen spinach, squeezed completely dry

1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese - skim variety>

1 egg, beaten

salt & pepper to suit personal taste

Creamy Sauce Ingredients

2 Tablespoons of light margarine

2 Tablespoons of flour (all purpose)

1 1/4 cups of skim milk

salt & pepper to suit personal taste

Just a pinch of nutmeg

Heat margarine in a deep non stick pan on the stove top on low heat; add flour and quickly stir to make a smooth paste. Add milk, salt and pepper. Cook until sauce thickens and add nutmeg. 

This low calorie lasagna recipe may also be topped with marinara sauce if you prefer a red versions. This a vegetarian friendly recipe.


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