“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Black Bean Lasagna

June 17, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Black Bean Lasagna. Made with Black Beans, Onion, Green Sweet Pepper, Low Fat Cottage Cheese, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, and the Seasonings. Take your Lasagna where it’s never been with this week’s recipe! It’s from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so be sure to check it out soon. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Black Bean Lasagna
Here’s a crowd pleaser! Serve with a big green salad, tortilla chips and your family’s favorite beverage.

Recipe Ingredients:
9 lasagna noodles (8 ounces)
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green sweet pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (15-ounce) cans low-sodium tomato sauce or tomato sauce with seasonings
1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro
1 (12-ounce) container low-fat cottage cheese
1 8-ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel)
1/4 cup light dairy sour cream
Tomato slices (optional)
Fresh cilantro leaves (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Mash one can of the beans; set aside.
2 – Lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray; add onion, green sweet pepper, and garlic. Cook and stir over medium heat until tender but not brown. Add mashed beans, un-mashed beans, tomato sauce, and snipped cilantro; heat through.
3 – In a large bowl combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream; set aside. Spray a 3-quart rectangular baking dish with nonstick coating. Arrange three of the noodles in the dish. Top with one-third of the bean mixture. Spread with one-third of the cheese mixture. Repeat layers twice, ending with bean mixture. Reserve the remaining cheese mixture.
4 – Bake, covered, in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until heated through. Dollop with reserved cheese mixture. Let stand for 10 minutes. Garnish with tomato slices and cilantro, if desired.
Makes 8 servings.

Make-Ahead Tip: Refrigerate unbaked casserole, covered, up to 1 day, and bake as directed. Or, freeze up to 1 month; thaw frozen casserole in refrigerator overnight, and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until heated through.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories: 340, total fat: 8g, saturated fat: 5g, cholesterol: 25mg, sodium: 589mg, carbohydrate: 49g, fiber: 8g, protein: 21g, vitamin A: 21%, vitamin C: 31%, iron: 21%.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/black_bean_lasagna_recipe.html

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