1 hr 20 mins
Ninu Dalal's Note:
entree can be made with homemade marinara sauce, or a good quality jarred sauce. Either way, it’s a great way to incorporate healthful beans and tofu into a familiar dish. Extra oregano and basil may be added if desired.
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- 8 -12 lasagna noodles
- 4 cups marinara sauce (32 ounces)
- 2 cups tomato sauce (one 28-ounce can)
- 2 cups kidney beans, rinsed and drained (one 15-ounce can)
- 4 cups part-skim ricotta cheese (2 pounds)
- 8 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, cheese*
- 1 lb silken tofu
- fresh ground pepper
- 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
- 2Spray a 9x13-inch (22x32cm) oven-proof casserole dish with vegetable oil spray.
- 3Prepare sauce: Combine jarred marinara sauce with the canned tomato sauce in a saucepan. Heat to boiling and then reduce heat to a simmer. Add kidney beans and simmer for 15 minutes.
- 4Cook noodles in large pot of boiling salted water until almost tender, about 7 minutes. Drain. rinse under cold water, and set aside.
- 5Prepare filling: In a medium-sized bowl, combine ricotta cheese, tofu, pepper, and parsley and blend thoroughly. Slice mozzarella cheese into thin slices, or grate using a coarse grater.
- 6Assemble the lasagna: Layer 1/4 of the sauce, 4 noodles, 1/3 of the ricotta cheese mixture, and 1/3 of the mozzarella slices in the pan. Then repeat the layers, ending with sauce. Pour about 1 cup (240mL) of water around the edges of the dish and shake the casserole to settle the ingredients. Top with the Parmesan cheese.
- 7Cover tightly with aluminum foil, and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for about 5 minutes more. Remove from the oven and let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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Nutritional Facts for Tofu and Bean Lasagna
Serving Size: 1 (492 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 565.5
- Calories from Fat 196
- Total Fat 21.8 g
- Saturated Fat 11.2 g
- Cholesterol 64.3 mg
- Sodium 1467.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 56.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 8.5 g
- Sugars 17.2 g
- Protein 35.4 g