Add veggies to our favorite Deconstructed Lasagna recipe- the fastest way to make lasagna.

1 cup chopped mushrooms

1 cup frozen spinach

Olive oil


  1. In the bottom of a dutch oven or pot, saute 1 cup of chopped mushrooms and 1 cup of frozen spinach in olive oil
  2. When the mushrooms are soft and fragrant and the spinach thawed, add ½ batch of Deconstructed Lasagna
  3. Mix everything together. Heat for an additional 10 minutes. Serve hot.

Serves 4

Exchanges per serving: 4 protein, 1 starch, 2 fat, 1 ½ vegetable

Try Deconstructed Lasagna

Everyone loves lasagna, but who has the time? Use whole wheat rotini instead of lasagna noodles to make this healthy layered noodle and ricotta bake. 

1 lb ground turkey

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

Cooking spray

4 cups uncooked whole wheat rotini

1 container ricotta cheese (15 ounces)

½ cup fresh parsley

1 tablespoon fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 container canned tomato sauce (29 ounces)

Serves 8


  1. Spray a pan with cooking spray
  2. Add raw turkey meat and Italian seasoning
  3. Meanwhile, boil the pasta in water. Drain the cooked noodles. 
  4. Mix ricotta cheese with parsley, thyme, and black pepper
  5. In a baking dish, layer the tomato sauce, noodles, and turkey meat. Add 8 large dollops of ricotta cheese to the top
  6. Bake on 350F for 20 minutes, covered with aluminum foil. Serve hot.

Exchanges per serving: 4 protein, 1 starch, 2 fat, 1 vegetable

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