Recipes

Ricotta and Spinach Lasagne

We love this healthy eating vegetarian recipe that you can even serve to the whole family – even the meat lovers will like it!

If you can, try to find wholemeal lasagne sheets – and ensure they are the pre-cooked variety in order to save time at the put together stage.

Older kids will love helping out with this healthy eating recipe, and the finished product reheats well the next day

Serve with a crisp salad of lettuce, cherry tomatoes and cucumber for a satisfying family meal.


Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil + olive oil spray
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 400g tin of diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup vegetable stock
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 200g pre-cooked lasagne sheets (try to find wholemeal if you can)
  • 200g fresh baby spinach, chopped
  • 250g low fat ricotta
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  • Heat your oven to 200C and spray an oven proof dish with olive oil.
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan over med/high heat and cook the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes.
  • Pour in the tomatoes, stock, basil, salt and pepper and increase the heat until boiling.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes until the sauce thickens up.
  • Spread a thin layer of the tomato sauce on the bottom of your dish.
  • Add a layer of lasagne sheets, then ¼ of the tomato sauce.
  • Sprinkle over half of the spinach leaves and then add half of the ricotta.
  • Add another layer of lasagne sheets.
  • Spoon over another ¼ of the tomato sauce, and then spread the rest of the spinach and ricotta evenly on top.
  • Add another layer of lasagne sheets.
  • Spoon the third ¼ of tomato sauce on top, followed by another layer of lasagne sheets.
  • Top the lasagne with the final layer of tomato sauce, and then the Parmesan.
  • Cover with a lid or foil and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Remove the cover and bake for a further 10 minutes until the top is golden.

Serves: 4. Calories per serve: 350.  

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