Friday, November 9, 2012

Skillet Lasagna



I could hardly believe it when I first saw this yummy, cheesy, pasta dish - on the weight watchers website!  How could this possibly a weight watchers recipe.  Could all of that pasta goodness really be included in a healthy dinner?  I copied the nutritional facts from weight watchers just to show you.  (I needed prove myself.)

Nutritional information per 1 cup: 

Calories: 275
Fat: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 42 grams
Fiber: 9 grams
Protein: 15 grams
Weight Watchers Points Plus Points: 7

So there you have it - an easy and healthy lasagna recipe that you can make in under 30 minutes.  Sign me up.



Skillet Lasagna
Recipe adapted from Weight Watchers One Pot cookbook.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans Italian diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 3 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • About 6 ounces lasagna noodles, broken into thirds & fully cooked
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (dried or fresh)

Directions:

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until softened, about 4 minutes.

 

Add garlic and mushrooms and cook until garlic is fragrant, about one minute. 
   
Add in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, salt and pepper. Cook mixture until it thickens up a bit, around 5 minutes.


Add noodles to skillet and stir into the mixture well. 


Add scoops of ricotta cheese over the noodles.


Add in mozzarella and Parmesan. Stir in parsley.  Cook about 2 more minutes, or until mixture is thick.


Serve immediately with additional basil or parsley.



I thought this was a delicious dinner.  Both of my kids picked out the big pieces of tomato.  Next time, I may have to chop the tomatoes a little finer to make the dish more "kid-friendly."  It was still a yummy dinner and it didn't take me all night to prepare.  This ones a keeper.

Ciao!





Skillet Lasagna
Recipe adapted from Weight Watchers One Pot cookbook.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans Italian diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 3 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • About 6 ounces lasagna noodles, broken into thirds & fully cooked
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (dried or fresh)

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and mushrooms and cook until garlic is fragrant, about one minute. Add in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, salt and pepper. Cook mixture until it thickens up a bit, around 5 minutes.
  2. Add noodles to skillet and stir into the mixture well. Add scoops of ricotta cheese over the noodles; add in mozzarella and Parmesan. Stir in parsley.  Cook about 2 more minutes, or until mixture is thick.
  3. Serve immediately with additional basil or parsley.

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