Fresh Vegetable Lasagna

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke

This vegetable lasagna showcases a plethora of fresh veggies from zucchini, to mushrooms, to red and yellow bell pepper.

Yield: Makes 8 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 30 Minutes
Other: 3 Hours, 14 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 282
  • Fat: 9.8g
  • Saturated fat: 4.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 19.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 28.8g
  • Fiber: 4.1g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Iron: 2.6mg
  • Sodium: 837mg
  • Calcium: 456mg

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 lb.)
  • 1 (8-oz.) package sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 medium-size red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium-size yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 5 cups Basic Marinara Sauce
  • 1 (8-oz.) package no-boil lasagna noodles

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 450°. Bake zucchini, mushrooms, and garlic in a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray 12 to 14 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring halfway through. Repeat procedure with bell peppers and onion. Reduce oven temperature to 350°. Toss together vegetables and salt in a bowl.
  2. 2. Stir together ricotta, egg, 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, and 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese.
  3. 3. Spread 1 cup Basic Marinara Sauce in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with 3 noodles, 1 cup sauce, one-third of ricotta mixture, and one-third of vegetable mixture; repeat layers twice, beginning with 3 noodles. Top with remaining noodles and 1 cup sauce. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella and 1/4 cup grated Parmesan.
  4. 4. Bake, covered, at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 to 15 more minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Let stand 10 minutes.
  5. Note: We tested with Ronzoni Oven Ready Lasagna.
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