Posted: 8/15/2010 3:40:37 PM
First of all, when I think of lasagna, I think of a pasta dish. The name 4 Cheese Veggie Cup would have been better suited. The vegetables were too chunky and needed to be cut-up to fit. The sodium level was through the roof, and one as a serving for an adult male was not enough for my hubby. Had he eaten 2, his sodium intake for that item alone would have put him over his allowable limit for the entire day. I will say the cocept is great--next go-round I will use homemade pizza dough cut in rounds and pressed into the cups with freshly steamed vegetables and a homemade sauce. I will also leave out the tomato products, as they were a bit acidy. Maybe some fresh roma tomatoes and fresh herbs....
Posted: 8/13/2010 4:37:14 PM
This recipe is just...off. The ratio of biscuit to filling is just too much, and it is too much tomato. My kids hated it. I like the concept of it,just not the actual finished product. Dont waste your time!
Posted: 8/13/2010 12:22:28 PM
I feel sorry for Cindy who created the recipe, not Pillsbury! The ongoing debate gave me a good laugh and I can't wait to try to the recipe. One question: don't we all have control over what we eat? If you only eat one and couple it with a nice green tossed salad and vinagrette dressing and fruit for dessert, wouldn't that make it a healthy meal under 500 calories? Sodium is outrageous though. 15 g Protein, 20% Vit A, 15% Vit C, 30% Calcium, 15% Iron, 2 g Fiber.
Another question: how does the nutrional info compare to regular lasagna and a couple of slices of garlic bread???
Can't wait to try it to see what all the fuss is about!
Posted: 8/11/2010 8:11:22 PM
I am with you doughgirl. If you are looking for healthier alternatives, then go to a section that states "Healthier Alternative" or another site.
As with most recipes/reviews, I have learned it depends on the cook/chef when it comes to these reviews. Thank goodness I try the recipes that interest me on my own instead of going on what somebody else says. I would never get to try any new recipes!
I think this sounds yummy! I think you can eat whatever you want...IN MODERATION!!!! Serve this with some fruit and a side salad, maybe some low fat cottage cheese, talk about a meal that's easy and kid friendly!
Hiding veggies in Lasagna Cups is an awesome idea! Thank you to the creative person who came up with this :)
Posted: 8/11/2010 5:38:43 PM
I think you people need to get a grip. Would you think that Pillsbury is going to promote some other company's product on their website. The recipe is what it is. If you can adjust it to suit your nutritional guidelines, then feel free, but don't call the rest of the nation obese and take the joy out of a once-in-a-while treat from us!
Posted: 8/11/2010 12:54:06 PM
havent tried yet, BUT as a nutrition educator and constantly concerned about healthy NUTRITIOUS options for my family i am not to excited about this one. I am going to try using the crust type dough in a mini loaf pan with home steamed (or no butter added steamed) veggies with grilled chicken added. I'll let ya know how it oges...if i remember!
Posted: 8/10/2010 5:19:19 PM
Why would you turn the muffin pan upside down and form the cups when you can form the cup in the muffin pan you don't bake them so it would be easier to fill if you did it with the pan right side up.
Posted: 4/12/2010 3:54:18 PM
Excellent! My favorite recipethis year..should be the bake-off winner!
Posted: 2/9/2010 12:41:29 PM
Very good! I used pie crust instead of the biscuits to lower the calorie count and made them in regular size muffin cups (made 1 dozen from 2 Pillsbury rollout pie crusts). Definitely has the lasagna flavor everyone loves.