Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

Ingredients
  • 12 lasagna noodles, boiled and drained
  • ¼ cup basil pesto sauce
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese
Marinara sauce layer
  • 3 – 15 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1½ Tbsp dried basil
  • ½ Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1-2 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt (optional depending on sodium content of tomato sauce and your taste)
  • Any sauteed veggies (I used 1 small sliced yellow squash, 1 cup mushrooms, and 1 cup diced tomatoes)
  • 2 cups sauteed spinach, drained & chopped
Ricotta layer
  • 15 ounces Ricotta or Cottage Cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
Bread Crumb Topping
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 cup dried bread crumbs
Instructions
  1. Follow directions on pasta box to boil 12 lasagna noodles. Drain and let noodles sit in a cool water bath until ready to begin layering.
Marinara sauce layer
  1. Add all ingredients to a large saucepan. Heat over medium heat until it starts to simmer. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add salt and paper to taste.
Ricotta layer
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, mixing until incorporated.
Bread Crumb Topping
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, mixing with a fork or your fingers until incorporated.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Using a 9×13 pan, start your layering. Begin by spreading about ½ cup of marinara sauce on bottom of pan. Add a layer of 3 noodles, laid side by side. Then, add ½ of remaining marinara sauce. Sprinkle on ⅓ mozzarella cheese, then dot ⅓ of ricotta layer all over. Layer 3 more noodles, and brush all the pesto on top of them. Sprinkle on another ⅓ mozzarella, and repeat dotting ⅓ ricotta. Layer 3 more noodles, the remaining marinara, mozzarella, and ricotta dots. Layer on the last 3 noodles, and top it all off with the bread crumb topping.
  4. Cover lasagna with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 30 minutes until the cheese is brown and bubbling and beautiful.

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