Light Lasagna Florentine

Light Lasagna Florentine Recipe

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Prep/Cook Time: 90 Minutes
Servings: 10
Average Rating: Star Star Star Star Star


1 package
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Non-stick cooking spray
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 jar (26 ounces) light or regular marinara sauce
6 uncooked lasagna noodles
1 container (15 ounces) fat-free ricotta cheese, divided
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese, divided
5 ounces fresh baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped
1 egg white, slightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray large non-stick skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium-high.  Add chicken, onion and garlic; cook 5-7 minutes until chicken is brown and no pink remains. Stir frequently breaking up chicken into crumbles as it cooks. Drain and return to skillet, add marinara sauce and simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.  In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, spinach, egg white, oregano and pepper; mix thoroughly.
  3. In bottom of 13 x 9 inch baking pan, spread about 3/4 cup meat sauce. Layer half of lasagna noodles (3 noodles) over the sauce, top with 1/2 of the ricotta mixture and 1 cup sauce.  Then layer as follows: last 3 noodles, 1/2 Ricotta mixture, remaining sauce.
  4. Cover with foil and bake for 50 minutes or until hot and bubbly then remove foil.  Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese; return to oven and bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.  Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Recipe Tip:

“We added shredded carrots to the ricotta mixture and a layer of sliced zucchini to beef up the veggies. It was so good!” –Pasta Lover, Baltimore, MD

Lifestyle Tip:

Let kids help with the planning, shopping and cooking for birthday parties, holiday meals and other fun eating occasions.

  • Serving Size 214g

  • Servings Per Recipe 10

  • Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)

  • Calories 240

  • Total Fat 6g (9%)

  • Saturated Fat 1.5g (8%)

  • Trans Fat 0g

  • Cholesterol 60mg (20%)

  • Sodium 550mg (23%)

  • Total Carbohydrate 24g (8%)

  • Dietary Fiber 2g

  • Sugars 2g

  • Protein 21g

  • Vitamin A %

  • Vitamin C %

  • Calcium 30%

  • Iron 10%

  • * Percent of Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

    ** This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label may vary slightly.

Healthy Pasta Lover - Baltimore, MD 6/12/2009 3:23:24 PM
I just made this for the first time for my fiance's birthday. We both LOVED it. I added shredded carrots to the ricotta mixture, and added a layer of sliced zucchinni to beef up the veggies. It was sooooooo good. He and I ended up eatting it all in one weekend; it's hard to eat one portion when it's that good! I'm making it again this weekend. :)
Erin - Trumbull, CT 3/10/2009 3:50:48 PM
One word...YUMMY! A real crowd pleaser.
Jes - Hialeah, FL 3/2/2008 1:25:40 PM
this is d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s
Janine - Southern Pines, NC 4/15/2007 4:45:16 PM
This was outstanding! Does not taste "low cal" or "light" at all. I used the fat free cottage cheese and low fat Mozzarella. I plan to have it again for company - that's how good it is! You can't miss with this one.
Lee Emerson - Medway, MA 3/11/2007 7:54:20 PM
We absolutely love this one! It's so tasty that you almost forget its chicken and not pork or hamburg and its healthy to boot!
Matt - Chestertown, MD 2/11/2007 3:33:16 PM
This recipe takes a while to prepare, but in the end it is well worth it. Twice I have made it, and twice we had a great meal. I did make a couple of subsitutions--ground turkey instead of ground chicken, cottage cheese mixed with ricotta cheese because I had these ingredients in the fridge. Bottomline, the whole family enjoyed this heathly take on lasagna.
Eileen - Fairport, NY 1/22/2007 9:38:56 AM
Oh, this is so good! I've been asked to make it again -- even by the 5 and 3 1/2 year olds! And it's great for our Weight Watchers diets.
Elissa - Clifton Park, NY 1/16/2007 10:51:41 AM
Easy to make. We loved it! Very filling
Greg - Valrico, FL 1/14/2007 3:46:35 PM
Erin - Lake Ariel, PA 11/11/2006 3:43:21 PM
Great recipe. The whole family loved it.

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