Friendly Lasagna

By FLDawn

  • 2 boxes Dreamfields lasagna noodles

  • 8 oz Part skim milk ricotta cheese

  • 1 box frozen chopped spinach thawed and well drained

  • 1/8 cup Italian bread crumbs with seasonings

  • 1 egg

  • your favorite tomato sauce

  1. Boil noodles until al dente. Be sure not to overcook them

  2. Mix ricotta cheese with well-drained spinach

  3. Add egg, bread crumbs and mix further until blended well

  4. Place a thin layer of sauce in a small 8x8 cake pan. Top with noodles, sauce then cheese filling. Repeat until top layer of noodles are all that is left.

  5. Spread sauce on top of noodles and sprinkle with parmesan cheese or top with mozzarella if desired.

  6. Meats such as crumbled sausage or beef are also optional. With lasagna you can make it your own

Nutritional Facts

15 gr of digested carbs per 4x4 square
5 g sugar
260 mg of sodium
cheeses and tomato sauce are not included in this nutritional field due as those are optional to the cook

dinner dinner italian easy to make carbs under 45g dreamfields pasta ricotta spinach

14 replies

FLDawn 2009-11-05 09:30:42 -0600 Report

You are welcome. Someone dropped a line and now I cannot find it. They asked me how much sauce. Sorry but I don't measure…Some like their pasta very wet some do not. I put sauce on the bottom before layering…just enough to wet the bottom of the pan. Then on each layer of noodles. You can make your own, use jars if it is healthy for you. Remember portion and sodium control. I find store brands are not bad and have lower sodium content than the fancy brands. You can also make your own in a crock pot and add your own garlic etc. Maybe I will put a recipe together for that. This way YOU control what is in it. Becoming a label reader since becoming a diabetic in July has made me want to make more things myself. I am horrified at what I use to put in mouth nutrition-wise. Did I love the stuff? ABSOLUTELY but I love health more. We are adults and know what we need to do about portion and what is in something. I game you a basic and if you are like me you will probably play with the recipe LOL. PS Mrs Dash has become on of my best friends.

FLDawn 2009-11-05 09:06:16 -0600 Report

Hi, yes, Dreamfields was made for us :-) Mom used the real spinach I shortcut. It is blended into the ricotta so droopy doesn't matter. Now I thaw and drain and squeeze all the liquid out so it is pretty dry by the time I add it to the blend. Like any recipe you can make this your own. This is just my version. People will add meats or whatever. I am trying to watch my BS and BP as well as lose weight. Yesterday I found out that my BS has gone from 200 end of July to 94 as of yesterday. My BP has gone from 180/101 to 113/61 and I have lost 5 and a half inches off my waist. I have no scale but last doctor visit I was down 20 lbs and people who see me weekly ask me how much more I have lost. I don't know…will go by getting back into jeans I can't wear LOL Eating right and exercise and my METFORMIN…what a change in my life in such a short time :-)

imsuzie2 2009-11-04 19:18:55 -0600 Report

I LOVE Dreamfields. Here in NV, my Wal-Mart Super Store stopped carrying it, so need to get it at Von's (Safeway, Pavilions) or Smiths (Kroger)…think Albertsons also carries it. Will have to trade out the chopped spinach, tho, only like that fresh not droopy. :)

FLDawn 2009-10-05 18:18:40 -0500 Report

Walmart DOES carry it at least here where I live. I bought some last week. You can go on the Dreamfields website and put in the location you are searching for the product and they will tell you where you can buy it. Here in Central Florida we have Publix, Albertsons and Wal-Mart for groceries and they all carry it now. It is a bit pricier than regular BUT it is worth it health-wise.

Dreamfields is called for because it is low in digestible CARBS…I want to say without reading the box that it is something like 5% digestible carbs VS other pasta that ranges in the high 30s or higher. As you know, carbs are just as serious as sugar for us and I am a carb junkie or was.

Downside to Dreamfields for everyone out there is that IF you overeat your pasta you will pay a price. Digestible means just that…the rest is eliminated to be blunt. If you have heard the stories about the over the counter drug Alli please be aware that overeating this pasta will give you the same issues. If that isn't enough to keep your portions right I am not sure what is LOL

FYI…if your store does not carry the lasagna noodles you can always improvise with the Penne pasta that is easier to find or buy on-line. The penne works quite well when I cannot get to the particular WalMart that carries the lasagna noodles.

Dreamfields has also just come out with Angel Hair pasta. I am far from an expert but have been searching for EASY recipes with few ingredients because I know if I look at a recipe with 20 ingredients I won't really make it no matter how easy it sounds.

Please remember that if you change the portions such as sauce or add meats etc. that the nutrition info will be different. We only cheat ourselves if we don't count what we add. I tried to make this tasty and nutritional for ME and wanted to share with all of YOU.

Just for the record, I do not work for Dreamfields or anything else I mention by brand name in my recipes. READ the label and if you find something comparable then buy it if you want. Jars of sauce can really vary when it comes to sodium which I must watch due to my BP. I love cheeses too but must watch them as well because of the sodium.


dixiec 2009-10-04 07:35:40 -0500 Report

Have not tried recipe yet, but sounds good. One of the ingredients is Dreamfields lasagna noodles. I am most certain that the Wal-mart or local grocery store does not carry this brand. Why is this brand called for, Are there other brands that would be comparable?

FLDawn 2009-10-03 17:49:56 -0500 Report

WHOOPS sorry about that…I am Italian and usually do not use recipes LOL so please bear with me. I am a touch my food kind of girl with a dash of this and that. To break it down as I did was something different for me.

I usually cook this at about 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or so or until heated through. The ingredients are not raw except for the egg which cooks quickly. For those of you who may wonder, I use the egg and Italian bread crumbs such as Viga or Progresso to bind the ricotta cheese and other ingredients together. I would love to top it with mozzarella but I did not add that to the recipe because of sodium content. Again, you make it your own, I submitted this version to make it healthy. I have high blood pressure as well. Changing the way I eat has dropped it from 180/101 to 113/61 since July. I was on medication but it remained that high until I changed my lifestyle.


You can make a smaller,thicker stack of this with the same amount. If you have ever made a lasagna you would just cook it the same as always. The main difference here is the Dreamfields which saves us on the carbs. For those of who do not know, Dreamfields has the carbs but only a small portion of them are digestible.

Me2 2009-10-03 12:40:22 -0500 Report

I have made this many times before I saw this recipe…however I don't use the breadcrumbs…I use low fat parm cheese in my low fat ricotta along with the egg, a pinch of salt, a bit of pepper and some fresh parsley. Yes, as it says…make it your own…there are so many things you can substitute or add to keep this healthy. Yummy!

P2putt 2009-09-03 22:29:18 -0500 Report

Very good! This sounds quite tasty,and this is coming from a hard core Sicilian.Got it!I am going to try it this weekend. Can't waitLet you know how it goes.Pete