A great lasagna with lots of flavor.
Make and share this Vegetable Lasagna With a Thick Bechamel Sauce recipe from Food.com.
- 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
- 2 cups part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 medium zucchini, shredded
- 6 ounces mushrooms, sliced thin
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (12 ounce) jar roasted peppers, sliced
- 3 ounces tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
- 1⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or curry paste)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, to taste
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper, to taste
- 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups 2% low-fat milk
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 eggs, beaten
Other ingredients needed
- 1 (16 ounce) box lasagna noodles, cooked
- 10 ounces fresh spinach (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375°F In a medium bowl, mix cheese layer ingredients together well and set aside.
- VEGETABLES: In a large skillet, heat the onion and garlic over medium heat. Sauté until the onions are translucent. Add the zucchini and mushrooms. Saute until the water has evaporated from the zucchini. Add sliced tomatoes, tomato paste and seasonings. Cook to reduce and thicken. Set aside.
- BECHAMEL: Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour slowly until the roux, whisk or stir for about 1-2 minutes.
- Add the milk slowly while whisking constantly to avoid lumps. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes until the béchamel comes to a medium thickness (soft paste texture) Remove from heat and rest 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, to cool slightly. While whisking, slowly add the eggs a little at a time until incorporated well.
- ASSEMBLY: To a 9x13 pan, Spread a thin layer of Bechamel sauce into the bottom of the lasagna pan. Place a layer of cooked lasagna sheets, cut to fit into the pan if necessary. Add a thin layer of cheese mixture, then some spinach, followed with a vegetable layer. Repeat.
- Continue layering in this manner until ingredients are used up. Pour the remaining Bechamel sauce over top. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
Wonderful recipe! We don't care for veg lasagna in red sauce. I made extra Bechamel sauce and also added a small container of ricotta. Eliminated the mushrooms and added shredded carrots. Delish. Just the way we like vegetable lasagna.
Made this for dinner last night and it was enjoyed by all. It was my first time making a vegetable lasagna and it went together nicely. I used about 2 1/2 cups of milk and was glad to have the extra sauce. I made 3 layers and there was enough bechamel sauce for the top, but definitely not too much. Thanks for sharing.
I used this basic recipe for a chicken lasagna. I found the sauce to VERY thick. I added quite a bit more milk so that I ended up with 4 cups of sauce the consistency of an Alfredo sauce. I also added a little nutmeg, garlic powder and salt for more flavor.