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Lighter Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nickie McCabe
Added: Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 c. cubed zucchini
1 c. cubed bell peppers
1 c. chopped tomatoes
4 c. sliced mushrooms (about 12 oz.)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 c. dry red wine
3 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
10 oz. fresh spinach, rinsed
2 c. low-fat cottage cheese
1 c. grated low-fat mozzarella cheese
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
3 1/2 c. tomato sauce
1 lb. lasagna noodles

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 F and cook pasta.
Combine the zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, salt, and wine in a saucepan, bring to a boil, cover and then simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes, until all of the vegetables are tender and juicy. Stir the basil and set aside. Cover and cook the spinach on high heat in just the water
clinging to the leaves for 3 minutes, until wilted but still bright green. Drain and chop coarsely. Combine with the cottage cheese, mozzarella, and Parmesan and set aside. Spread 1 cup of the tomato sauce evenly on the bottom of a 3" deep nonreactive 8x12" baking dish. Layer with 5 or 6 noodles, 1 generous cup of undrained vegetables, and 1 cup of the spinach-cheese mixture. Cover with a second layer of noodles, 1 cup of sauce, 1 heaping cup of vegetables, 1 cup
of the spinach-cheese mixture, and a third layer of noodles. Finally, add the rest of the vegetables, the remaining spinach-cheese mixture, a fourth layer of noodles, and the rest of the sauce. Cover tightly with foil and bake until the noodles are
tender, about 60 minutes. Let sit at least 10 minutes before cutting.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6-8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
40 minutes prep, 60-70 baking
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Per 12 oz. serving: 218 calories, 17.7 g protein, 5.8 g fat, 2.9 g fiber.

It's delicious and a lot healthier than most lasagna.

 

 

 

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