Fresh veggie lasagna

Nutritious and delicious with swiss chard, ricotta, navy beans and noodles.

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( 109 ratings )

Preparation time:
20 minutes
Total time:
45 minutes
Makes:
6 Servings

Photo by Roberto Caruso

Ingredients

  • 475 g tub extra-smooth ricotta, about 2 cups
  • 540 mL can navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp hot-red-chili flakes
  • 796 mL can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 360 g pkg fresh lasagna sheets
  • 5 cups shredded red Swiss chard, leaves only, about 1 small bunch

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450F. Stir ricotta with beans, lemon zest and chili flakes in a large bowl. Combine tomatoes with water, garlic and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Spread 1 cup of tomato mixture on bottom of a 9 × 13-in. baking dish. Lay 2 sheets side by side overtop. They will not cover sauce completely. Spread half of ricotta mixture on sheets. Scatter half of chard overtop. Drizzle one-third of remaining sauce overtop. Repeat layering. Finish with lasagna sheets, then sauce. Cover baking dish with foil.
  • Bake in centre of oven for 20 min. Remove foil and continue baking for 5 more min.

Wine Pairings

The Burgundy region is known for its superb chardonnays, but there’s another white grape hidden in those vineyards. This light aligoté with its lemon-zesty acidity works wonders with lasagna. Our pick: Jaffelin Bourgogne Aligoté, France, $18.

Nutrition (per Serving)

calories
431
protein
23 g
carbohydrates
62 g
fat
11 g
fibre
g
sodium
824 mg

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