Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
This wonderfully simple recipe comes from 'The Vegetarian 5 Ingredient Gourmet' by Nava Atlas.
- 1 (28 ounce) jar pasta sauce (good quality and preferably natural)
- 8 ounces no-boil lasagna noodles
- 15 ounces part-skim ricotta cheese or 1 lb drained and mashed soft tofu
- 3 cups lightly steamed vegetables (any veggies ie broccoli, mushrooms...)
- 8 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of a 9"x13" casserole.
- Cover with a layer of noodles (3 or 4 noodles should be enough).
- Place ricotta in a bowl and add about 1/4 cup of water, stirring until blended.
- Spread 1/3 of this mixture over the pasta (you can use a cake spatula).
- Spread 1/3 of the remaining pasta sauce over the cheese.
- Spread 1/3 of the vegetables over the sauce.
- Sprinkle 1/3 of the mozzarella over the veggies.
- Repeat twice starting with the noodles and ending with the mozzarella.
- Cover and bake until the noodles are tender (35 to 40 minutes).
- Remove cover and bake 5 minutes until cheese starts to become golden.
- Remove from oven and allow to stand for 5 minutes before cutting into squares.
Loved this recipe. I used more than 3 cups of steamed veggies because I wanted it to be very filling. I used zucchini, mushrooms, and broccoli. (steamed them in a covered, microwavable glass bowl with a smidge of water in the bottom, 3-4 minutes) Used a whole jar of Giada's pasta sauce in the recipe. I didn't have no-boil noodle on hand, so I did have to cook my noodles...a bit more on the al dente side. This is a good basic veggie lasagna that can be adapted to your veggie preference and it went together easily. :)
It was alright, not exactly my thing but still pretty good. I used Small curd low fat cottage cheese like someone else said in their comment, since tofu and ricotta is a bit expensive for me, and a Mexican mix of frozen veggies - corn, red bell pepper, broccoli, Cauliflower. Think I'd steam the veggies a bit more next time, some of them, even after a light steaming and the oven cooking time were a bit hard to bite into.
this was easy enough to use the veggies I had in the fridge. I used thinly sliced zucchini, squash and mushrooms and I used spicy marinara sauce. thanks!