Vegetable Black Bean Lasagna

Vegetable Black Bean Lasagna
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 328.1
  • Total Fat: 8.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 59.6 mg
  • Sodium: 595.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 23.1 g

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Introduction

This is an easy casserole that can be made with whatever beans are in the pantry and vegetables in the refrigerator. It also freezes well. This is an easy casserole that can be made with whatever beans are in the pantry and vegetables in the refrigerator. It also freezes well.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 container of Ricotta cheese, fat-free, 16 oz
    10 oz shredded Mozzarella Cheese, part skim
    1 Large Egg
    2 tsp Oregano, ground
    1 package of frozen spinach, 10 oz, thawed
    3 cups Classico Tomato & Basil spaguetti sauce
    1 cup Black Beans, rinsed and drained
    8 Large Lasagna Noodles, approx. 7.3 oz
    2/3 cup diced onions
    3 cloves of garlic, minced
    1/3 cup sweet Red Pepper, diced

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a small bowl, beat the egg. Add ricotta cheese, oregano and one of the cloves of garlic. Stir in half of the parmesan cheese, then set mixture aside.

Heat medium size sauce pan on medium. Coat with cooking spray, then add red pepper, onion and garlic. Cook 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Take off heat temporarily. Squeeze excess water from spinach, then add to the pan with vegetables. Continue cooking until excess water is evaporated. Add black beans and set aside.

Begin layering as follows: pasta sauce, noodles, ricotta cheese, vegetable/bean mixture. Sprinkle cheese on top of the lasagna mixture. Top with remaining parmesan.

Note: I do not cook the lasagna noodles before assembling the lasagna. I find that the moisture of the vegetables cooks the noodles in the oven. Be sure there is an ample layer of sauce and vegetables on the top layer of noodles prior to baking.

Bake for 35 minutes, or until top is bubbling. You may want to turn on the broiler to brown the top slightly after cooking is complete.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JESSTRESS.

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