Vegetable Lasagna
Makes 8 Servings

Vegetable Lasagna

A healthy version of the classic all-time favorite!

Prep/cook time: approximately 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package whole wheat lasagna noodles
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 (6-ounce) block mozzarella cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (28-ounce) can tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes, no salt added
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • Non-stick cooking spray
Serving Size: 1/8 of lasagna
 
NutrientsAmount
Calories260
Total Fat7 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Cholesterol40 mg
Sodium440 mg
Total Carbohydrate35 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Total Sugars6 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein17 g

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook lasagna noodles following package directions. In a colander, drain and run under cold water until cool to the touch. Complete steps 3–9 while noodles cook.
  3. Rinse spinach, mushrooms, and zucchini. Peel garlic.
  4. Chop spinach. Thinly slice mushrooms. Dice zucchini into ½-inch pieces. Mince garlic.
  5. Grate mozzarella cheese. Set aside ¼ cup grated cheese for topping lasagna.
  6. In a medium bowl, add spinach, mushrooms, and zucchini. Stir in ¼ teaspoon of the salt. Set over a colander to drain. When completely drained, pat veggies dry with paper towels.
  7. Stir garlic, basil, oregano, remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, and black pepper into canned tomatoes to make a sauce. Do this directly in the can.
  8. In a medium bowl, crack egg and beat with a fork. Add cottage cheese and grated mozzarella. Mix.
  9. Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Spread ½ cup tomato sauce on bottom of dish.
  10. Layer 3 noodles over sauce. Then, layer 1 cup cheese mixture, 1½ cups veggies, and ⅔ cup tomato sauce. Repeat layers 2 more times, ending with 3 noodles. Cover with remaining tomato sauce. Sprinkle reserved ¼ cup grated mozzarella over top of lasagna.
  11. Bake until cheese is melted and lightly browned on top and lasagna is bubbly, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven. Let cool 10 minutes before cutting.

Recipe Source: CookingMatter.org

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