Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna

This vegetable lasagna is perfect for making ahead and can easily transport to a potluck or the freezer.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 (26-ounce) bottle fat-free tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 2 tablespoons commercial pesto
  • 1 (15-ounce) carton part-skim ricotta cheese
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 hot cooked lasagna noodles (about 6 ounces uncooked), cut in half
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounce) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

 

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 375º.
  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add mushrooms and the next 4 ingredients (mushrooms through onion); cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add pasta sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Combine pesto and ricotta in a small bowl. Spread 1/2 cup tomato mixture in the bottom of a 8-inch square baking dish or pan coated with cooking spray. Arrange 4 noodle halves over tomato mixture. Top noodles with half of ricotta mixture and 1 cup tomato mixture. Repeat layers, ending with noodles. Spread remaining tomato mixture over noodles; sprinkle with mozzarella.
  • Cover and bake at 375º for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes.

Notes: To make ahead, assemble as directed; stop before baking. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature; bake as directed. For easy clean up, assemble in a disposable 8-inch aluminium-foil pan. If you’re making for a gift, deliver uncooked with baking instructions.

 

Originally published on my recipes.