Chicken and Spinach Lasagna Recipe – 8 Point Value

Spinach and Chicken Lasagna Recipe

Start the new year off right with this delicious and healthy Chicken and Spinach Lasagna Recipe from Weight Watchers. It’s loaded with fiber, protein, and tons of vitamins and minerals — so not only is it low in Points, but it’s really good for you too! This fabulous pasta recipe is full of delicious flavors and has so many beautiful colors that it is something your whole family will enjoy and will be a fantastic dinner presentation. With 8 Weight Watchers Points per serving, this healthy lasagna recipe would work great served with a low calorie or low Point salad, or perhaps even my 1 Point Weight Watchers Garlic Bread! Whether you are starting off a new diet, restarting an old one, or just trying to eat better, this Weight Watchers Recipe should be a staple in your recipe book. It will NOT disappoint!

Weight Watchers Chicken and Spinach Lasagna Recipe

Ingredients:
– 1 sprays cooking spray
– 32 oz Marinara sauce, store-bought
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 1 medium onions, chopped
– 1 pound uncooked ground chicken breast
– 30 oz fat-free ricotta cheese
– 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
– 1 tsp garlic powder
– 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
– 9 dry lasagna noodles
– 20 oz chopped frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
– 1 ½ cup shredded Kraft Natural Cheese Low-moisture part-skim mozzarella, or other brand (about 12oz)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a large, deep lasagna pan with cooking spray. Measure 2 cups of marinara sauce; set aside. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until almost tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add chicken; cook until no longer pink, stirring frequently, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add remaining marinara sauce to skillet and stir until well combined; set aside. Mix together ricotta cheese, egg whites, garlic powder and Italian seasoning in a large bowl until well combined.To assemble lasagna, place 2 cups of reserved marinara sauce on bottom of dish. Layer with 3 noodles, 1/3 of ricotta mixture, 1/3 of spinach, 1/3 of mozzarella cheese and 1/3 of chicken-sauce mixture; repeat layers ending with chicken-sauce mixture. (Make sure to spread ingredients to edge of noodles.) Cover baking dish with aluminum foil. Bake lasagna for 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and bake until cheese is melted and edges are bubbly, about 20 minutes more. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before slicing into 8 equally sized pieces.

Makes 8 servings
Each serving = 8 Weight Watchers Points

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  1. Angela Adams says:

    I “veganized” your recipe today and it turned out great. I used Beyond Meat chicken in the marinara (also made my own marinara), and I used tofu, spinach, vegan cream cheese, and Italian spices for the ricotta. I also used vegan mozzarella and gluten-free noodles. It was delicious – thanks for the inspiration :)

  2. This is super easy compared to the other WW lasagnes i have tried. The use of the frozen spinach makes it that little bit easy (one less pan used).
    Aswell as it being super easy. Its SUPER tasty. Wow. love this recipe.

  3. Just made thi and it was great. I made my own tomato sauce as the bought ones often contain a lot of additives and it’s so easy. Also added mushrooms to the chicken. It was delicious!!

  4. do you calculate ww points value as 50+ fat/12-fiber/5 is this the correct way?

    • I just use the sliding Weight Watchers Points Calculator that I got when I signed up for Weight Watchers. The actual Weight Watchers Points formula used in the Weight Watchers Points calculator is currently under strict US Patent laws. The formula is

      p= (c/50) + (f/12) – (min{r,4}/5)

      Where:
      p = Points
      c = Calories
      f = Fat Grams
      r = Dietary fiber Grams

      (Note: min{r, 4} equals the number of grams of dietary fiber or 4, whichever is smaller. In other words, only the first 4 grams of fiber "count.")

  5. Can you use ground turkey instead of ground chicken breast?

    and what about fat free cottage cheese instead of the ricotta?

  6. This sounds yummy I'm gonna try it out

  7. Jay Randall says:

    Do you really need 52 oz of marinara? That seems like an awful lot (5 jars).

    Cheers,

    Jay

  8. Looks delicious, I will be making this!

  9. I am not a seasoned cook so I have a question to ask about this recipe. The ingredients call for "dry" lasagna noodles. Do you have to cook the noodles before assembling the lasagna or do you assemble it with dry noodles?

    This looks delicious!! I look forward to hearing a response so I can give this one a shot. :)

    • The dry lasagna noodles are a special kind of lasagna noodle that you actually assemble while it's still dry. So it saves you the time and hassle of having to pre-cook them. Just check the pasta aisle in your local grocery store and you should find them. :) Hope it turns out well for you!!

  10. This recipe was quite tasty and easy – although I recommend buying whole chicken breasts, poaching them, and chopping them instead of cooking the ground chicken. Yum!

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