Individual Lasagna
Recipe from Family Circle

This low-fat vegetarian lasagna recipe is baked in individual portions in jumbo muffin cups. You can use tofu or light ricotta in the filling. When mixed with spinach, pine nuts, and basil, it's hard to tell the difference.


Individual Lasagna

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Ingredients
  • 1  15  ounce package 
    tofu OR: 1 container (15 ounces) light ricotta cheese
  • 3   tablespoons 
    olive oil
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons 
    dried basil
  • 1/4  cup 
    pine nuts
  • 1   teaspoon 
    fresh lemon juice
  • 1   teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    black pepper
  • 1  10  ounce box 
    frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 2  8  ounce cans 
    tomato sauce
  • 1  14  ounce can 
    diced tomatoes with basil and garlic
  • 1/4  cup 
    water
  • 1  9  ounce box 
    no-boil lasagna noodles, in bite-size pieces
Directions
1.
Whirl tofu and oil in processor until smooth. Add basil, nuts, juice, salt, pepper. Whirl to chop basil until combined, 1 minute. Transfer to bowl.
2.
Squeeze excess liquid from spinach. Stir into tofu mixture.
3.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 2 oversize muffin tins (3-1/2 x 1-3/4 to 2-inch) with nonstick cooking spray, for total of 12 indentations or cups.
4.
Spoon 1 tablespoon tomato sauce into bottom of each muffin cup.
5.
Mix remaining tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and water in large bowl. Divide in half into 2 bowls. Add half the noodle pieces to each bowl.
6.
Divide noodle mixture from one bowl equally into cups. Divide tofu mixture among muffin cups. Top with noodle mixture from second bowl. Cover with greased sheet of foil.
7.
Bake in 350 degrees F oven 45 to 50 minutes, until knife is easily inserted into each cup. Cool slightly on rack. Run knife around inside of each cup. Invert onto platter and serve. .
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 159, Fat, total (g) 6, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 21, fiber (g) 3, pro. (g) 7, sodium (mg) 631, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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