nutritional information

Per 1-cup serving:

  • Calories: 183
  • Protein: 14 g
  • Total Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Cholesterol: 13 mg
  • Sodium: 450 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 5 g

Kale Lasagna Diavolo

Kale Lasagna Diavolo

Serves 8

Warm up a winter evening with a spicy lasagna that gets hearty texture from chopped kale. Goat cheese mashed into traditional ricotta gives it a flavorful tang.
  • 1 tsp. olive oil, plus more for oiling pan
  • 1 8-oz. bunch kale, stems removed
  • 1 15-oz. pkg. fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 4 oz. chèvre or soft goat cheese, softened
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • 2 cups prepared tomato purée
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 6 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained, or 6 no-cook lasagna noodles
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 8-inch square baking pan with oil.

2. Cook kale in large pot of boiling salted water 2 minutes. Drain, and rinse under cold water until cool enough to handle. Thoroughly wring out kale, then chop. Season with salt and pepper, if desired, and set aside.

3. Mash together ricotta and chèvre in bowl, and set aside.

4. Heat 1 tsp. oil in small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic, and cook 15 seconds, or until fragrant. Add tomato purée and red pepper flakes; simmer 5 minutes, or until thickened.

5. Spread 1/4 cup sauce in prepared baking pan. Place 2 lasagna noodles on top of sauce. Top with half of cheese mixture, half of kale, and 1/3 cup sauce. Top with two more noodles, remaining cheese, and remaining kale. Top with remaining lasagna noodles, and cover with remaining sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan, and bake 40 minutes, or until cheese has melted and lasagna is bubbly.

January/February 2011 p.79

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@ Julie and Carol: to my understanding Parmesan is not suitable for vegetarians. It is almost always made with an enzyme that is obtained from the stomach lining of an animal. Some cheeses are made with this enzyme from plants. The enzyme is called rennet. Google cheeses made with plant rennet to find brands and types that are vegetarian friendly. From Wikipedia: Rennet /ˈrɛnɨt/ is a complex of enzymes produced in stomachs of ruminant mammals which is used in the production of most cheeses. There is only one way to get this enzyme from an animal. So, not suitable for vegetarians. I am fairly new to this, so still learning. Any more insight is greatly appreciated.

Mandi - 2015-02-28 11:37:08

I just made it today, and it was surprisingly amazing!!!

Natacha - 2015-01-07 22:25:07

I made this but with baby kale, baby spinach, and other baby greens and broccoli. And I used tomato & basil sauce. And I didn't use fat free cheese.

Christina Milliner - 2014-12-25 01:56:26


Arthur in the Garden! - 2014-12-24 22:36:01

Fat free cheese?!!! Really? Why?

Sylvia - 2014-12-24 03:41:09

Great recipe! We make it every Christmas!

Dace - 2014-12-23 21:40:03

@ Julie: Parmesan, or any other dairy product, is suitable for vegetarians, but not for vegans.

Carol - 2014-12-10 09:49:36

Parmesan is not suitable for vegetarians. Please correct me if I am wrong!

Julie - 2014-11-10 17:03:29


Alyse - 2014-11-10 15:31:52

Kale Lasangne

cara - 2014-05-08 10:51:46

Kale lasagna

Laurie - 2014-05-07 18:21:23


molly - 2014-05-07 17:02:41

This was absolutely delicious!! The only thing I changed was I sautéed the kale with onions,garlic and additional seasonings and finished it off with a small amount of water to steam until tender -- this really UP the flavor!

Malaika Lewis - 2014-04-08 00:40:35

The original version is great! But after eliminating dairy, I had to come up with a new way to make this. Instead of ricotta/chevre, I now make a bean mixture as my cheese (garbanzo beans mixed with nutritional yeast flakes and olive oil and a little mustard). I use rice lasagna noodles to avoid gluten as well. I also add in mushrooms and zucchini along with the kale layer. Then I top it with with Daiya mozzarella cheese and italian seasoning!

Holly - 2014-04-05 14:10:23

Kris, I think I sent this, but I misspelled the gmail address.

Kris Haynes - 2014-02-12 05:21:14