Roasted Zucchini and Eggplant Lasagna

Recipe by duonyte
READY IN: 2hrs 40mins




  • Grease two rimmed baking sheets. Adjust oven racks to lower middle and upper middle positions and heat oven to 400 deg F.
  • Toss zucchini and eggplant with 3 tbl olive oil two-thirds of garlic, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper.
  • Spread on baking sheets and bake, stirring occasionally, until softened and golden brown, 35-45 minutes; set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tbl oil in large saucepan over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in remaining garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Stir in crushed tomatoes and diced tomatoes with their juice, bring to simmer and cook until flavors blend, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in basil and salt and pepper, to taste. Let cool to room temperature, about 45 minutes. You should have about 7 cups of sauce - add water, if necessary, to reach cups.
  • Spread 1 cup cooled sauce on bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Lay 3 noodles in dish, spread one-waurter of cooled vegetables over noodels, and top with 1 cup sauce.
  • Sprinkle 2/3 cup mozzarella and 1/2 cup Parmesan over sauce.
  • Repeat layering of noodles, veggies, sauce and cheeses two more times.
  • Lay remaining 3 noodles in dish and top with remaining vegetable and 1 cup sauce. Transfer remaining 2 cups sauce to storage container.
  • Wrap dish tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate lasagna, and the remaining sauce, for at least 8 hours and up to 24 hours.
  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 400 deg F. Unwarp dish and spread reserved sauce over top.
  • Cover dish tightly with greased aluminum foil and bake lasagna until hot throughtou and bubbling around eges, about 45 minutes.
  • Remove foil, sprinkle with remaining mozarella and Parmesan an bake, uncovered, until cheese is melted and begins to brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Let cool ten minutes, and serve.