Welcome to a delicious and healthy twist on the classic Italian dish - meatless white spinach lasagna! As a pasta lover and weight watcher, I know how important it is to create meals that are not only flavorful but also nutritious. This meatless lasagna recipe is a perfect example of that.
Made with spinach and part-skim ricotta cheese, this vegetable white sauce lasagna is packed with protein and fiber, while being low in fat and calories.
One of the best things about this recipe is how easy it is to prepare. With oven-ready lasagna noodles and frozen spinach, you can have this vegetable Alfredo lasagna assembled and ready to bake in no time.
Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it also tastes amazing. The combination of the creamy ricotta cheese and the earthy flavor of spinach creates a perfect balance of flavors.
So, whether you're a vegetarian or simply looking to reduce your meat intake, this easy meatless spinach lasagna is sure to become a new favorite in your recipe collection.
Check out some of my most popular Weight Watcher friendly side dishes and desserts like the Air Fryer Polenta, Easy Naan Bread , Air Fryer Avocado Fries, 3 Ingredient Cinnamon Muffins and my favorite Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.
Why make this recipe?
You don't want to miss out on this super easy recipe for spinach lasagna!
Weight Watcher Friendly - A healthy and delicious 7 Point Weight Watchers lasagna recipe. Who says you can't eat pasta and lose weight!
Since the new Weight Watchers plan is personalized you will have to input the ingredients used into your WW app to get your exact points.
Easy to Make - This white vegetable lasagna requires only 5 ingredients and a couple of minutes to prepare.
Kid Friendly - By making homemade lasagna, kids can learn about the different ingredients and how they contribute to a balanced meal. The spinach in this recipe is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, and including it in the lasagna can help your children get the nutrients they need to grow and develop properly.
When your children see the finished product and taste the delicious lasagna they helped create, they will feel a sense of accomplishment and pride. This can help boost their self-esteem and confidence, which is always a good thing.
Budget Friendly - Costs less than $20.00 to make this vegetable lasagna without tomato sauce.
Ingredients needed and substitutions:
Oven Ready Lasagna - I used Barilla Oven-ready lasagna sheets.They are a great option for making quick and easy lasagna. Unlike traditional lasagna noodles, oven-ready sheets do not require pre-boiling, which saves a significant amount of time and effort. These sheets are also more flexible and easy to handle, making them simpler to layer and assemble in a healthy lasagna dish.
Moreover, they often have a slightly thinner and more delicate texture compared to regular lasagna noodles, which allows them to absorb more sauce and flavors from the other ingredients, resulting in a more delicious and cohesive dish. Overall, oven-ready lasagna sheets are a convenient and tasty alternative for busy cooks who want to enjoy a classic Italian dish without spending too much time in the kitchen.
Chopped Spinach - I used a bag of frozen chopped spinach to make this meatless cheese lasagna recipe. You can certainly use fresh spinach if you have that on hand but the frozen worked perfect, quick and easy!
How to make Easy White Vegetable Lasagna
1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat a 2 quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray.
2: Take 2 tablespoons of your store bought Alfredo sauce and spread on the bottom of your baking dish. Then take 3 sheets of your lasagna noodles and layer on top of the sauce.
3: Now that you have your first layer of no bake noodles down, add a tablespoon of Alfredo sauce on top of each noodle and a teaspoon of ricotta cheese, a handful of chopped spinach, shredded mozzarella, a basil leaf and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning. You can then add some additional Alfredo sauce drizzled over the top.
4: Add a layer of noodles on top and repeat the process. I did 3 layers using 12 lasagna sheets in total.
5: When you place your final top layer of your oven ready lasagna noodles in your dish you will add again your Alfredo sauce, ricotta cheese, spinach, shredded mozzarella, basil, Italian seasoning and you will also add a couple of thin slices of mozzarella on top to finish. Once the layering is complete take the remaining Alfredo sauce in your jar add a little bit of water to your jar cover and shake then pour the remaining Alfredo sauce over and around the lasagna in the dish.
6: Cover with aluminum foil. Make sure your spray the underside of the foil with your spray olive oil so it does not stick to the top your lasagna. Place in the oven covered for 50 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes until golden and crispy on top.
7: Once baking is complete remove from oven, slice and serve...enjoy!!!
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Generally, lasagna is cooked covered for the majority of the cooking time, and then uncovered for the last 10-15 minutes to allow the cheese on top to brown and become bubbly. This helps to ensure that the lasagna is cooked evenly and that the cheese on top is melted and golden brown. However, the exact cooking time and method can vary depending on the recipe, so it's always best to follow the instructions provided in the specific recipe you are using.
The number of layers in a lasagna can vary depending on personal preference and the size of the dish you are using. However, a traditional lasagna recipe usually consists of 3-4 layers of pasta, sauce, and cheese. Some recipes may have additional layers, such as vegetables or meat, but generally, 3-4 layers are standard. Ultimately, the number of layers you choose to use will depend on your own personal taste and the size of your baking dish.
Yes, you can freeze homemade lasagna. Lasagna is a great dish to make in advance and freeze for later, as it reheats well and makes for a convenient meal when you're short on time. Note that it's important to ensure that the lasagna is fully cooked before freezing, as partially cooked lasagna may not freeze or reheat well. Additionally, if your lasagna contains ingredients that don't freeze well, such as fresh tomatoes or certain types of cheese, you may want to consider leaving those ingredients out or adjusting the recipe to accommodate freezing.
- Use low-fat ricotta cheese to reduce the overall calorie count of the dish.
- Add sliced mushrooms to the lasagna for extra fiber and flavor.
- Use a mixture of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese for the topping.
- Use a 9x13 inch baking dish for the lasagna.
- Cover the dish with aluminum foil before baking to prevent the top from burning.
- Let the lasagna cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.
- Use a food scale to measure ingredients accurately.
- Use fresh herbs like basil or parsley to garnish the lasagna for added flavor and presentation.
- Use a cheese grater to grate your own cheese instead of buying pre-grated cheese for fresher taste.
- Make sure to evenly spread out the sauce and cheese layers to prevent the lasagna from becoming too dry or too wet.
- Enjoy in moderation and savor every bite!
Are you a Weight Watcher?
If you follow my Blog you probably already know I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and I like to point all of my Recipes with the WW Points System.
This easy veggie lasagna with white sauce recipe is only 7 Points on my app if you slice your tray into 16 squares. If you slice into 12 pieces of larger portions it will go up to 10 points per slice.
Weight Watchers has a new individualized program right now to make it easier to enjoy the foods you love and still lose weight.
Just plug the ingredients into your WW app to confirm the points for your individual program.
Make sure you check out my Newbie WW Tips and Tricks Guide if you are just getting started.
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