Vegetable Lasagna

16 Aug

Yum! I love lasagna. If you haven’t tried my traditional lasagna recipe… please do. It is definitely the easiest and tastiest recipe I’ve ever made. This vegetable lasagna was created out of a need to use up some summer vegetables. Carrots, yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, corn, onions, and tomatoes all come together to make this dish truly delicious.

You can use just about any combo of veggies you want. This dish also freezes incredibly well so make extras!!

Vegetable Lasagna

Servings: 6-8
Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Level: Easy/Medium

3 c. vegetables, sliced roughly the same size (I used carrots, eggplant, yellow squash, zucchini, onions, and corn)
2 cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 1/4 c. water
2 c. cottage cheese
3 c. Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese, shredded
2 eggs
3 tbsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tbsp. red pepper flakes
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
Lasagna noodles, at least 9, and uncooked

Preheat oven to 350°. In a skillet, over medium heat, sauté vegetables for 3-5 minutes.

Add tomatoes and water. Turn down the heat and let the vegetables simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, mix together all remaining ingredients, except for vegetables and noodles.

Pour 1 cup of the vegetable mixture into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Place 3 strips of the dry lasagna noodles on top.

Layer the following in order:

1 1/4 cups of vegetable mixture
1/2 of the cheese mixture
3 more dry noodles
1 1/4 cups of vegetable mixture
The rest of the cheese mixture
3 more dry noodles
The rest of the vegetable mixture.

Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let stand, uncovered, for at least 5 minutes before cutting and serving. Yum!

Tips
– If you run out of sauce before you can add the last layer, don’t worry! I ended my 1/3 of the recipe version with the cheese mixture and it turned out great!
– This recipe freezes well, with before or after you bake. If you have a ton of leftovers… freeze them in individual portions. It will make a quick and easy dinner later on.

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One Response to “Vegetable Lasagna”

  1. Colin McPeak August 16, 2011 at 10:40 pm #

    Awesome. The cottage cheese really is a game changer. Great recipe

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