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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Lighter Lasagna

We are still on the hunt for some great low calorie meals. Eating healthy has to be a way of life... not just one or two weeks of 'rabbit food'.
This is a great recipe for a filling lasagna, using low fat cottage cheese, spinach and cutting back a little on the noodles. I had some left over chicken breast from the last time we grilled out. Quick, easy, and light.

Chicken Florentine Lasagna
2 T butter
3 T flour
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
garlic salt & pepper
6 lasagna noodles
2 chicken breasts
1 bag baby spinach
1 small onion thinly sliced
3/4 cup reduced fat pizza blend cheese
Pre heat oven to 350°
Melt butter and combine flour in a skillet, cook for a minute. Slowly add milk, stirring to make a thick white sauce. Add nutmeg, garlic salt, and pepper generously to taste. Stir in 1/2 cup cottage cheese and set aside. Pull chicken into small bite sized pieces.
Using a 9x9 baking dish: start with cooking spray, layer a small amount sauce. Next 2-3 noodles, chicken, spinach leaves & onions, now sauce. Repeat the layer with noodles, meat, veggies and sauce.
Cover with foil. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes, until noodles are tender through. Uncover, top with grated cheese and return to the oven for 5-10 minutes to melt the cheese. Allow to stand for 5 minutes before slicing.

Serve with a nice side salad.
Y'all enjoy!


marty39 said...

Oooooh, now this sounds and looks so good. I have to try this one. Thanks for the recipe. Hugs, Marty

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

This looks and sounds so yummy. Have a great night...m..

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

This sounds so good! I need lighter recipes, too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind comments! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Lisa said...

When I saw the word "light" with lasagna I almost blew a gasket. It should be a sin to use those two words together. But after reading the recipe and seeing the pictures, my gasket started working again. Wow that really looks delish!!!

nancyhol said...

This sounds great, Sandi! I am going to try it!

Lisa said...

That looks yummy. Spinach makes everything tastier. Okay, maybe not chocolate, but almost everything!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Light and Lasagna don't usually go together. This one will do it!

and you are right... spinach and chocolate just don't mix :-)

Vickie said...

This looks so yummy! I need to give it a try.

Chef E said...

Hey I do not know how I missed this, it sounds better than the real version, to which I have never really that un-american not to like lasagna? lol

Proud Italian Cook said...

Hi Sandi, Happy spring to you too!
This looks delicious! BTW, did you win thge dream home?
Hugs, Marie

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