Whole Wheat Lasagna Wheels

Bring the fabulous flavors of Italy to you dinner table with this cheesy lasagna filled with veggies – a tasty casserole recipe.

  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

8
uncooked whole wheat lasagna noodles
3
cups sliced crimini mushrooms
2
small zucchini, unpeeled, halved lengthwise and sliced
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2
cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2
cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 1/2
cups tomato pasta sauce (from 24-oz jar)

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook noodles as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well; lay noodles flat.
  • 2 Meanwhile, spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and zucchini to skillet; sprinkle with pepper. Cook 5 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are very tender. Remove from heat. Drain; return to skillet. Stir in ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and basil until well blended.
  • 3 In baking dish, spread 1/2 cup pasta sauce. For each wheel, spoon 1/3 cup vegetable mixture on center of each cooked noodle; spread to ends. Carefully roll up from short end, forming wheel. Place wheels, seam-side down, in baking dish. Spoon remaining 1 cup sauce evenly over tops of wheels.
  • 4 Cover and bake 30 minutes or until sauce is bubbly. Serve warm, spooning sauce from baking dish over top of each wheel.

Expert Tips

Be sure to read nutrition labels when choosing your pasta sauce as many are loaded with fat and sugar. For this recipe, we used a sauce that contains 1.5 grams of fat, 16 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of fiber per serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
740mg
740%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
40%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.