Luscious Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe

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Summary

Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time1 Hr 30 Min
Ready In2 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
CourseMethod
VegetarianMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Lasagna noodles8 Ounce
 Whole peeled tomatoes14 1⁄2 Ounce, undrained (1 Can)
 Canned tomato sauce12 Ounce (1 Can)
 Dried oregano leaves1 Teaspoon
 Dried basil leaves1 Teaspoon
 Black pepper1 Dash
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Onion1 Large, chopped
 Garlic1 1⁄2 Teaspoon, minced
 Zucchini2 Small, diced
 Carrot1 Large, diced
 Green bell pepper1 , diced
 Mushrooms8 Ounce, sliced
 Shredded mozzarella cheese4 Ounce (1 Cup)
 1% cottage cheese2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Grated cheese1 Cup (16 tbs) (Parmesan Or Romano)
 Parsley sprigs1 (For Garnish)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 649 Calories from Fat 223

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.7%

Saturated Fat 10.7 g53.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 52.1 mg

Sodium 1323 mg55.1%

Total Carbohydrates 70 g23.3%

Dietary Fiber 9.1 g36.4%

Sugars 16.6 g

Protein 40 g79.4%

Vitamin A 97.7% Vitamin C 111.5%

Calcium 66% Iron 24.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to 350°F before baking.
2) Follow package directions to cook lasagna and drain, when done.

MAKING
3) In a medium saucepan, bring a mixture of tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce, oregano, basil and black pepper to a boil over high heat.
4) Uncover and simmer for 6 to 10 minutes after reducing heat to low.
5) In a large skillet, sauté onion and garlic in hot oil over medium-high heat until onion is golden.
6) Stir in zucchini, carrot, bell pepper and mushrooms and sauté for 5 to 10 minutes until vegetables are translucent.
7) Mix the sautéed vegetables with tomato mixture and bring to a boil.
8) Uncover and simmer the sauce for 15 minutes after reducing heat to low.
9) Meanwhile, in a large bowl, blend well mozzarella, cottage and Parmesan cheeses.

FINALIZING
10) Take a 12 x 8-inch baking pan and pour about 1 cup sauce on bottom of it.
11) Top with a layer of noodles and then with half of the cheese mixture and half of the remaining sauce.
12) Continue with another layer of noodles, cheese mixture and sauce.
13) Bake for 30 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven until bubbly and leave aside for 10 minutes.

SERVING
14) Serve at once after garnishing with parsley.
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