Healthy Lasagna with Spinach, kale and Tofu ( My way)
 
 
Healthy Lasagna with Spinach, kale and Tofu
Ingredients
For making the sauce:
  • Onion, minced- 1
  • Garlic, minced- 2 tsp
  • Tomato sauce, no salt added, 8 oz can- 3
  • Oregano, dried- 2tsp
  • Basil leaves- 3
  • Olive oil- 1 tbsp
For layering
  • Tofu, firm, drained- 8 oz
  • Spinach, fresh or frozen- ½ packet
  • Kale, fresh or frozen chopped- 2 fresh leaves or ½ packet frozen
  • Uncooked lasagna noodles- 6
  • Parmesan cheese, grated- ¼ cup + to sprinkle at the end, 2 -3tbsp
Instructions
  1. Heat a sauce pan over medium heat, add the olive oil, add onions and cook it for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  2. Add garlic, oregano, basil leaves and saute them for 1 minute.
  3. Now, add the tomato sauce and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. When it starts to boil, remove from the flame and keep aside.
For Layering
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Drain the water from the tofu and crumble it in a large bowl.
  3. Stir in ¼ cup parmesan cheese until well combined.
  4. In a wide pan, cook spinach and kale by adding little water to it until they are tender. Cool and squeeze out excess water and set aside.
How to assemble
  1. To assemble lasagna, cover bottom of a 13x9-inch baking dish with half of the prepared tomato sauce.
  2. Arrange 2 sheets of noodles on the sauce.
  3. Layer pasta with half the cooked spinach and kale.
  4. With the back of a spoon, gently spread half of the tofu-parmesan mixture on the spinach-kale.
  5. Top with 2 layers of lasagna noodles, remaining spinach-kale and tofu-parmesan mixture.
  6. Layer remaining 2 sheets on top.
  7. Spread remaining tomato sauce on top.
  8. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.
  9. Bake at 350F for 1 hour.
  10. Uncover and evenly sprinkle 2-3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese.
  11. Bake about 15 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  12. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
  13. Here is the healthy, nutritious, easy on cheese lasagna. When you have a bite of this you will realize that this tastes almost like the estaurant style.
Notes
You could make as many layers as you want, increase the amount of the ingredients accordingly.
Recipe by Cooking with Thas - Healthy Recipes, Instant pot, Videos by Thasneen at https://www.thasneen.com/cooking/healthy-lasagna-with-spinach-kale-and-tofu-my-way/