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January 23, 2014

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Spinach Artichoke Lasagna

Ingredients:

  • cooking spray
  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles (whole wheat optional)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 (14 ounce) cans marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry
  • 1 (28 ounce) jars pasta sauce
  • 3 cups shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 (4 ounce) packages feta cheese with garlic and herbs, crumbled

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add noodles and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium-high. Saute onion and garlic for 3 minutes, or until onion is tender-crisp. Stir in broth and rosemary; bring to a boil. Stir in artichoke hearts and spinach; reduce heat, cover and simmer 5 minutes.

Stir in pasta sauce.

Spread 1/4 of the artichoke mixture in the bottom of the prepared baking dish; top with 3 cooked noodles. Sprinkle 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese over noodles. Repeat layers 2 more times, ending with artichoke mixture and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle crumbled feta on top. Bake, covered, for 40 minutes.

Uncover, and bake 15 minutes more, or until hot and bubbly.

Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

To freeze: Bake, cool, wrap well, and label. Freeze up to 2 months.

•Note: You can assemble and freeze without cooking and cook on the day to be eaten.

To serve, defrost overnight and then bake until warmed through, or bake from frozen for 1 hour and a half.

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