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Skinny Creamy Ricotta-Artichoke Lasagna

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Skinny Creamy Ricotta-Artichoke Lasagna
  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 8
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Try this wonderful rich-tasting entrée. Creamy reduced-fat dairy ingredients are the key.

Ingredients

9
uncooked whole grain lasagna noodles
1
tablespoon olive oil
2
packages (8 or 9 oz) frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and well drained
1/4
cup pine nuts
4
cloves garlic, minced
1
container (15 oz) reduced-fat ricotta cheese
1 1/2
cups shredded reduced-fat Italian-blend cheese or reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (6 ounces)
1
cup chopped fresh basil or 2 tablespoons dried basil, crushed
1
egg
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
cups fat-free (skim) milk
Chopped fresh tomato, if desired
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Drain noodles; rinse with cold water and drain well. Set aside.
  • 2 In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add artichokes, pine nuts, and garlic; cook about 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup of the Italian-blend cheese, 1/2 cup of the fresh basil or 1 tablespoon of the dried basil, the egg, and salt.
  • 3 For sauce: In a medium saucepan, whisk together chicken broth and flour until smooth. Stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until sauce is slightly thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil.
  • 4 Pour 1 cup of the sauce into an ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Top with three of the cooked lasagna noodles. Carefully spread one-third of the ricotta mixture (about 1 1/3 cups) evenly over the noodles. Top with one-third of the remaining sauce (about 2/3 cup). Sprinkle with 1/3 cup of the remaining Italian-blend cheese. Repeat layers twice more, beginning with the lasagna noodles and ending with the Italian-blend cheese.
  • 5 Bake, uncovered, about 40 minutes or until heated through and top is lightly browned. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. If desired, top with tomato and parsley.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/8 of the lasagna
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
170
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
29%
(
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
700mg
29%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
(
Dietary Fiber
6g
23%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
30g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
70%
70%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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