Vegetable Lasagna

Continuing my cook-a-thon for my friend, I also made a vegetable lasagna.  I’d really like to try this same recipe of filling with manicotti.  Will add it to the list of things to try…  Oh, and hey, it’s noodles, so I guess this is my submission for this week’s Presto Pasta Round Up, hosted by Hillary of Chew on That.  

And just another announcement for foodie bloggers, don’t forget to submit your entry for this week’s Thoughtless Thursday round up!

Ingredients:

  • 16 0z bag frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed of excess liquid
  • 2 medium zucchini, grated, squeezed of excess liquid
  • 16 oz part skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 jar marinara sauce of choice (I used Bertolli tomato and basil)
  • 1 box whole wheat lasagna noodles
  • 4 oz. mozzarella and 4 oz. parmesean for topping

Directions:

  1. Put your water on to boil for the noodles.
  2. Grate, thaw, squeeze zucchini and spinach as needed.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the two eggs.
  4. Add the ricotta and 4 oz. mozzarella.  Mix well.
  5. Add the spinach and zucchini.  Mix well.
  6. Add the garlic.
  7. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  8. Add noodles to boiling water and boil for approximately 8 minutes.  You want it just under aldente since it will keep cooking in the oven.
  9. When noodles are done, drain and rinse in cold water (you want them cool enough to handle with your fingers.
  10. In a large baking dish (at least 2 inches deep, 9×13), begin layering pasta, sauce, ricotta veggie mixture.  I wound up with 3 layers of each, plus an additional layer of noodles and sauce.
  11. Top with remaining cheese.
  12. Bake at 350 degrees until internal temp reaches 170.  I’m not quite sure how long this is, as I only partially cooked mine to give as freezer food to a friend.

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9 thoughts on “Vegetable Lasagna

  1. Great lasagna recipe! I will have to make it this week.
    Thanks

    • Kait Nolan

      Hey, when you have a final cook time will you come back and let me know?

  2. bergamot

    This looks and sounds like a really tasty recipe and though will be forced to substitute ricotta (not available here) with paneer. Just that I have never mixed eggs with paneer. Since I liked your recipe a lot will work out something 🙂

    • Kait Nolan

      What is paneer? I’ve never heard of it before.

  3. Gorgeous looking lasagna…I’m sure it will cheer you friend up. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

    Paneer is Indian firm cheese…I even made my own here http://onceuponafeast.blogspot.com/2005/09/spinach-cheese-saag-paneer.html

  4. Thanks Kait! I’m a HUGE lasagna fan so it’s always great to see how others make it! Thanks for sending this to this week’s Presto Pasta roundup! Tune in for more delicious dishes tomorrow!

    • Kait Nolan

      Lasagna is the food of life. Well next to chocolate… 😀

  5. I LOVE all the veggies in this…it is SO getting bookmarked. Now I just need to convince my family to make this version instead of theirs on holidays…

  6. thanks for the recipe 🙂 will try this tomorrow.

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