Tomato and Pepper Lasagna

7
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
1 hr 5 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Comforting layers of pasta, tomatoes, peppers and cheese. So good and so filling! A definite hit in cold-weather months.

Ingredients

store bought marinara sauce

24 oz

canned diced tomatoes

1 cup(s), fire-roasted, drained

part-skim ricotta cheese

1 cup(s)

shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

1 cup(s)

shredded parmesan cheese

1 cup(s), Parmigiano-Reggiano suggested

regular liquid egg substitute

¼ cup(s)

table salt

¼ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp

dried oregano

¼ tsp

uncooked lasagna noodles

6 item(s), regular or whole-wheat

roasted red peppers (packed in water)

½ cup(s), cut into thin strips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a small pot, combine marinara sauce and tomatoes; set over low heat and simmer for 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; stir to combine. Stir in egg substitute, salt, pepper and oregano.
  4. Spoon 1 cup of sauce in bottom of an 11- X 7-inch glass baking dish. Arrange 2 lasagna noodles over sauce, down center of dish. Spread half of cheese mixture (about 1 1/2 cups) over noodles; top with pepper strips. Place 2 more noodles on top; spread with remaining cheese mixture. Top with 1 cup of marinara sauce; place remaining 2 lasagna noodles on top. Spoon remaining sauce over top and gently press down on lasagna.
  5. Cover dish loosely with aluminum foil; bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil; bake until sauce is lightly browned and noodles are tender when tested with a knife, about 10 to 15 minutes more. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes to firm up slightly. Slice into 8 pieces and serve. Yields 1 piece per serving.

Notes

If you're short on time, skip simmering the marinara sauce with the diced tomatoes.Vary the color and flavor of this recipe by adding a layer of tender baby spinach leaves or spicy arugula leaves with the pepper strips (could affect SmartPoints value).

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