Hush - Hush Kid Friendly Lasagna

"I made this vegetarian lasagna for my sister when she came home from school declaring her newfound love for the dish. I knew she didn't like "chunks" in her pasta, nor does she eat many veggies in general, so I used the "sneaky" technique of pureeing zucchini, red pepper, carrot and onion into a smooth tomato sauce instead. "Smart" white whole wheat noodles and low-fat cheeses (including the dregs of a bottle of vegan parmesan) round out the rest of the layers. Makes 6 individual dishes or 1 9x5 lof pan and 2 individual casserole dishes."
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Ready In:
2hrs 20mins
6 individual casseroles




  • In a food processor, finely grate the onion, zucchini, pepper and carrot.
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat and add the shredded vegetables.
  • Cook, stirring often, for 5-6 minutes, until the vegetables begin to soften.
  • Pour in the tomato sauce and water, then add the ketchup, parmesan, basil and salt.
  • Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 40 minutes. The vegetables should be extremely soft.
  • Transfer mixture to the food processor (no need to clean), add the lemon juice, and puree until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a bowl beat together the cottage cheese and the egg until well combined.
  • Preheat the oven to 375F and grease 6 individual casseroles.
  • Place layers of sauce, noodles, cottage cheese, sauce, mozzarella, noodles, sauce, etc in each vessel, finishing with a sprinkle of mozzarella.
  • Place vessels on a baking sheet and cover with foil.
  • Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake a further 10-15 minutes, until browned and bubbly.
  • Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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<p>Montessori teacher, nutritionist and pastry chef: baking is my passion, but teaching the value of good food to whole families is close to my heart too! I have a passion for re-instilling the love of good-quality, home-made and mostly healthy food into the hearts and kitchens of children and their families today. I believe that any ?homemade? food, even when labelled as naughty, is a more wholesome treat than pre-packaged, cookie-cutter junk.</p> 9408826"
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