Saturday, April 22, 2006

Three Cheese Spinach Lasagna With Tofu Recipe

For a healthier version use low-fat mozzarella and cottage cheese. If you would like to freeze one of the pans for later use, put it in the freezer before cooking it and cook for an hour and 1/2 instead of 1 hour when you are ready to use it. This was modified from a recipe in Real People Cookin' Low Fat.


3 (16 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 cups water
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
crushed 1/2 tablespoon ground marjoram
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 lb tofu, drained & crumbled
4 cups mozzarella cheese
shredded 32 ounces cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
1/4 cup dried parsley
2 lbs fresh spinach
chopped 1 lb lasagna noodles (uncooked)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Bring spaghetti sauce and water to a boil; add next 5 seasonings if desired, and reduce heat to a simmer (sauce should still be a little runny when lasagna is assembled; the uncooked noodles will soak up the extra moisture).
  3. While sauce is simmering, combine tofu, mozzarella, cottage cheese and parsely in a large mixing bowl and stir.
  4. Assemble the lasagna as follows: (1) spray the bottom of two 13"x9"x2" casserole pans with PAM and spoon in just enough sauce to cover the bottom (2) Place a layer of noodles on top of the sauce (3) spread 1/4 of the cheese mixture evenly over the noodles in each pan (4) sprinkle 1/4 of the spinach over the cheese (5) pour 1/4 of the sauce evenly over the top.
  5. Repeat layers ending with sauce, and top with parmesan cheese.
  6. Cover tightly with aluminum foil, and bake at 350F for 1 hour.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Growing up Italian, the thought of combing tofu with a traditional Italian dish did not seem like a great idea. After cooking trying the dish, I must say I was pleasantly surprised at its taste. The cheese combination really makes a difference and the spinach, if cooked well, gives a great complement. I found it very easy to cook the tofu after using the tofu press from Tofuxpress, it made the preparation much easier. Great recipe!!!

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