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Garden Veggie Lasagna

Stroll the farmers market and you'll find veggies and cheeses you might not know what to do with. Why not pull them together in one harmonious bunch and make this go-to lasagna when you crave a twist on an Italian favorite? —Samantha Neal, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 50 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced diagonally 1/4-in. thick
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 large carrots, julienned
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, julienned
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 cups finely chopped baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) crushed tomatoes
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/4 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • ASSEMBLY:
  • 12 no-cook lasagna noodles
  • 3 cups shredded Italian cheese blend

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. Place first nine ingredients in a large bowl; toss to coat. Arrange on two greased 15x10x1-in baking pans. Bake 10-15 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Reduce oven to 350°.
  • Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute mushrooms, onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in remaining sauce ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In a large bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Spread 1 cup sauce into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer a third of the noodles, a third of the ricotta cheese mixture, half of the vegetables, a third of the remaining sauce and a third of the cheese blend; repeat. Top with remaining noodles, ricotta mixture, sauce and cheese blend.
  • Cover and bake 35-40 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 423 calories, 26g fat (12g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 777mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • Googeegaga
    Oct 25, 2019

    I left out the ricotta cheese, I don't care for it, and substituted mozzarella cheese for the cream cheese. I loved this! It is craveable!

  • dollargirl
    Oct 10, 2018

    This recipe made an overflowing pan stuffed with delicious vegetables. Everyone loved it.

  • cocoalady
    Aug 7, 2016

    Putzy but worth the effort. Large batch so shared it with our daughter and family. Used DeBoles gluten free Brown Rice lasagna. Subed the salt & pepper with RCS (Red Canyon Spice) Chef Michaels All purpose spice. Used green beans to replace mushrooms & used fresh herbs for thyme and basil. YUM!!

  • Jenni77t
    Jul 15, 2014

    I loved the filling instead of bechamel sause. I didn't have any cream cheese so i added 1/4 cup cream and shredded some other cheeses from the fridge. I also made the pasta / lasagna sheets my self and boiled them in salt water for 30 secs before asembly. For the tomato sauce i added some sugar and also some fresh herbs as parsley, basil and chives. We all loved it and it worked well also as a side dish for grilled meat.

  • bbo
    Feb 2, 2013

    We aren't vegetarians by any means, but thought I would try it and it is delicious!! I'm going to recommend the recipe to my daughter-in-law who is vegetarian. It is time consuming, but well worth it!

  • katlaydee3
    Apr 2, 2012

    This is a really good lasagna. I left out the mushrooms, but that was the only change I made.

  • mirocha95
    Feb 26, 2012

    I've tried making veg lasagna in the past with watery results. I'm guessing that roasting the veggies ahead of time helped draw out some of their moisture because this lasagna kept it's shape so well and was not watery at all. Chopping up mushrooms and mixing in with the sauce gave thickened and flavored it nicely. I strictly kept to the exact recipe on the first try. I'll add spinach next time.

  • hrspooner
    Feb 24, 2012

    This was fabulous! I also used cottage cheese instead, but otherwise followed the recipe and it was super yummy! Definitely will be making this again. My 4 and 2 year olds ate it up- a great way to get in some veggies!

  • curlyjulie
    Feb 21, 2012

    I used cottage cheese because we don't like ricotta as well, and this was amazing!

  • NatalieMcCloy
    Jan 31, 2012

    Excellent! Made exactly as directed-except I increased the baking time to 50 minutes.