Mini Minnie Lasagna

Lasagna is a very popular family dinner dish. The problem with lasagna is that they are not very single gal friendly. Even if you make a medium sized dish, a lot ends up going to waste! I simply cannot eat lasagna every day twice a day to finish the pan.

So when I came across small cake tin pans in the store I thought these would be perfect for a mini lasagna!

To change things up, I decided against lasagna noodles and found this awesome quinoa polenta. It’s pre-cooked, all you do is slice into rounds and you’re ready!

Find me in the pasta aisle or health food aisle. Pre-cooked!

Find me in the pasta aisle or health food aisle.

I also swapped the normal salty ricotta for no salt 1 % milk fat cottage cheese. It turned out better than ricotta in my opinion.

This is meat free, I prefer a veggie lasagna, but you could certainly add some turkey meat to this if you wanted.

For this recipe you will need: 

  • 1 small cake tin (the ones you use for cornbread, about 2.5 x 5)
  • Quinoa polenta
  • 1/3 cup of no salt tomato sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of fresh chopped basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of stevia in the raw
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons of no salt 1 % milk fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 small zucchini, sliced thin into rounds
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced white onion
  • a few leaves of fresh spinach
  • 1 Babybel light cheese

Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

Slice the polenta into thin rounds. You want them a little less than 1/4 of an inch

Thin Polenta Rounds

Thin Polenta Rounds

Spray your cake tin with a little olive oil spray and place two rounds in the bottom. You can fill in the gaps too

I just chopped extra pieces and filled the middle in some

I just chopped extra pieces and filled the middle in some

Prepare your red sauce. Add the tomato sauce, paste, minced garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper, stevia, and fresh basil and mix together.

Easy red sauce! Better than the store, takes seconds to whip together

Easy red sauce! Better than the store, takes seconds to whip together

Spoon some of the mixture on top of the polenta

Enough to cover

Enough to cover

Then add the cottage cheese on top

Better than ricotta!

Better than ricotta!

Zucchini and onion is next

Hey how's that spinach get in there?

Hey how’d that spinach get in there?

And now add the fresh spinach leaves on top of all this, followed by more polenta

Lasagna coming together nicely

Lasagna coming together nicely

More sauce, then more zucchini and onion

Yum!

Yum!

Pop this in the oven for 40 minutes

After the time is up, add the Babybel cheese and cook for another 5 minutes

Mini Minnie Lasagna- A perfect portion

Mini Minnie Lasagna- A perfect portion

I ate right out of the pan! Classy…

Perfect Bite

Perfect Bite

As I ate away…

So delicious, the flavors are wonderful

So delicious, the flavors are wonderful

I was finally able to get it out of the pan some

This is half gone already!

This is half gone already!

This Mini Minnie Lasagna is so healthy! Here’s the nutritional info: 270 calories, 3.6 grams of fat, 35.3 grams of carbs, 18.7 grams of protein

Make this ASAP!

Happy eating…

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

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