Asparagus Lasagna


Classifications: Main Dishes

Qty Measure Ingredient


1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/3 cups milk

Pepper to taste

5 lasagna noodles, cooked & drained

1 cup (4 oz) mozzarella cheese, shredded

1 cup fully cooked ham, julienned

Instructions: In a skillet, cook asparagus in a small amount of water until crisp-tender, about 6-8 minutes; drain and set aside. In a saucepan over medium heat, saute garlic and thyme in butter. Stir in flour. Gradually whisk in milk; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add pepper. cut noodles in half; place four noodles in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Layer a third of the white sauce, mozzarella cheese, ham and asparagus over noodles. Top with three noodles and another layer of sauce, cheese, ham and asparagus. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350* for 30 minutes or until heated through.



Background: Note: DIABETIC EXCHANGES: One serving 9prepared with margarine, skim milk, part-skim mozzarella and low-fat ham)_ equals 2 starch, 2 meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat; also, 358 calories, 745 mg sodium, 34 mg cholesterol, 38 gm carbohydrate, 24 gm protein, 13 gm fat.

Serves: 4

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