All Veggie Lasagna Recipe

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"People often tell me you can't call something 'lasagna' if it doesn't have meat. Then they try this dish and ask for the recipe," shares Kim Bender of Aurora, Colorado.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 1% cottage cheese
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 1-1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 4 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 small yellow summer squash, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 234 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 572mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, combine the cottage cheese, ricotta and parsley. Spread 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with three noodles and a third of the cheese mixture. Sprinkle with half the carrots, broccoli, mushrooms, zucchini and squash. Top with a third of the remaining sauce.
  2. Arrange half the spinach over spaghetti sauce; sprinkle with a third of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers of noodles, cheese mixture, vegetables, sauce, spinach and mozzarella. Top with the remaining noodles, cheese mixture, sauce and mozzarella.
  3. Cover tightly and bake 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 15 minutes longer or until noodles are tender. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Very Veggie Lasagna in Light & Tasty April/May 2001, p52

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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almoakarlory User ID: 2501088 52831
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2012

"Yummy recipe but I still prefer the other very veggie lasagna recipe from Taste of Home just because it has a lot of vegetables. If you are a picky eater and do not like one vegetable over the other then this is the one for you."

alyssabird91 User ID: 4183557 35761
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"We really enjoyed this recipe, despite the lack of meat, (and I heard about it.) We used whole wheat noodles, a little less broccoli and spinach, and no summer squash (not in season out here.) It came out great!"

shawniewap User ID: 5425166 88526
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"I'm no rocket scientist....but to address your inane comment...there is NO picture to correspond this recipe with in the first place. Sheesh... I guess even a recipe site can attract the dimwits...surprising they can even utilize a computer"

almoakarlory User ID: 2501088 93501
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2008

"Delicious recipe! "

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