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Inside Out Lasagna


My sweet husband got me a subscription to EatingWell magazine for Christmas.  This inside out lasagna recipe was listed under “Dinner in a Bowl.”  Since I am always looking for a fast, healthy, tasty meal I thought we’d give it a try.  As a bonus, the magazine pointed out that this meal is only $2/serving! We all liked it so now I’m sharing it with you!  As you can probably tell from the picture, we added Italian sausage.  yummy.

How Long Will Lasagna Keep?

Left over lasagna will keep for 3-5 days in the refrigerator.

Lasagna should be kept in a container with a lid or covered with plastic wrap.

How Do You Reheat Lasagna?

To reheat lasagna,  cover it with aluminum foil and bake it in the oven at 350° F until it is hot clear through.

What Could You Substitute For Ricotta Cheese?

Cream cheese is a good substitute for ricotta because it has a similar soft, creamy texture.

However, cream cheese has more fat than ricotta cheese.

Inside Out Lasagna

Inside Out Lasagna

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


by Eating Well

  • 8 oz whole wheat pasta
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms 3 1/2 C
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with Italian herbs
  • 8 Cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3/4 Cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 links Italian sausage


  • Bring large pot of water to boil.
  • Add pasta and cook until just tender.
  • Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Meanwhile, cook sausage, drain and set aside.
  • Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until soft and beginning to brown, about 3 min.
  • Add mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until the mushrooms release their liquid.
  • Add tomatoes, spinach and crushed red pepper.
  • Increase heat to medium high.
  • Cook, stirring once halfway through, until the spinach is wilted (4 min).
  • Toss the sauce with the pasta and divide among 4 bowls.
  • Dollop each serving with 3 tablespoons of ricotta.
Nutrition Facts
Inside Out Lasagna
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 604
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 66.7mg22%
Carbohydrates 64.6g22%
Fiber 2.7g11%
Sugar 9.3g10%
Protein 24.1g48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • I loved this as well. I thought 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper was I bit too much. I will cut it in half next time. I kept mine vegetarian, without the meat. I also plan to try it using a homemade marinara sauce instead of the tomatoes.

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  • This looks really delicious and so much better for you. I had a subscription to Eating Well a couple of years ago and loved it.
    Hope you are feeling well!

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