08 January 2010

Inside-Out Lasagna

From EatingWell: January/February 2010
I liked this recipe. It was a one pot meal (once I added some ground turkey) and it really did only take about 25 minutes to prepare.

Ingredients8 ounces whole-wheat rotini or fusilli
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves cloves garlic, sliced
8 ounces sliced white mushrooms (about 3 1/2 cups) I omitted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Some ground turkey- I threw in to make a complete meal
1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes with Italian herbs- it didn't say whether to drain or not, so I did- but not hard core.
8 cups baby spinach
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

Directions1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta; cook until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until soft and beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until the mushrooms release their liquid, 4 to 6 minutes.
3. Add tomatoes, spinach and crushed red pepper (if using). Increase heat to medium-high; cook, stirring once halfway through, until the spinach is wilted, about 4 minutes.
4. Toss the sauce with the pasta and divide among 4 bowls. Dollop each serving with 3 tablespoons of ricotta.

(4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each)
Nutrition (without the added turkey): 364 calories; 9 g fat (3 g sat, 4 g mono); 14 mg cholesterol; 16 g protein; 7 g fiber; 588 mg sodium; 786 mg potassium.

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