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Easy Veggie Lasagna [Spinach, Zucchini, Carrots]

This is my second attempt with Lasgna and each time its getting better. This recipe was passed by a friend, made a teeny tiny change and here it is for you to savor :)




Ingredients:
No boil Lasagna noodles
Tomato-basil [aka. Marinara] Sauce - 1 bottle [store bought or home-cooked]
Italian herbs, oregano herbs, basil herbs - fresh or dried
Parmesan cheese
Zucchini, carrots, broccoli - 1-1.5 cups, chopped
Ricotta cheese - 5-6 tbsp
Spinach - fresh or frozen - 1/2 cup[frozen] or 1 cup [fresh]
Salt and Pepper
Sugar - optional

Method:
  • Adjusted the taste and consistency of store bought marinara sauce by adding more salt, sugar, dried herbs and water. Warm the sauce to blend the contents and keep it aside .
  • Thaw frozen spinach in a microwave or just run it under water. Squeeze excess water and mix with ricotta cheese. Add salt, pepper and some dried herbs and let it it sit.

    Arranging the lasagna:
  • Take the baking dish [mine is 8'x8'], pour 2-3 scoops of marinara sauce. Place the 2 uncooked lasagna noodles on top of it and again top it with sauce
  • Now add 2 dollops of ricotta-spinach mixture and spread it evenly followed by uncooked chopped veggies and shredded Parmesan cheese.
  • Repeat the layers and finish with 3 lasagna strips with remaining sauce and cheese

    Baking:
  • Cover the pan with foil and bake it for 45-60 minutes.You will know when its baked when it sno longer runny and can be easily pierced with knife.  Remove the foil and let it bake in the oven for another 5 minutes

  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving

    Serving:
  • I like to serve it with garden fresh salad and Pomegranate Cider...ENJOY !!!
Notes:
  • Use ample amount of sauce else the pasta comes out dry and crispy
  • You can also use Parmesan - mozzarella cheese mix
  • Add other veggies like mushrooms, onions or squash 
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Comments

Nostalgia said…
Yummy.. looks great
sounds easy....tempting
Vrinda said…
I never tasted this,looks lovely with nice picture..happy New year to u and family...
Soma Pradhan said…
What a lovely presentation..Feel like grabbing from picture and eating..
Sharmilee! :) said…
Tasted it recently in a italian restaurant....urs look colorful and inviting!
Pari said…
I love Lasagna and this looks just too good.
Oraphan said…
Oh Wow! Your Easy Veggie Lasagna looks ABSOLUTELY beautiful! I am truly impressed. Way to go, Renu!

I have never thought of adding frozen spinach and other veggies in my lasagna, this is such a brilliant idea. I really love your recipe and I'll definitely give it a try very soon. Thank you so much for being the first one who posted the easy veggie recipe:)
Tina said…
Colourful and tempting....Happy new year to uuuuu.
Love lasagna, looks good. Happy New Year to you and your family.
simplyfood said…
This is a nice and simple recipe.Looks good.Happy New Year.
mangocheeks said…
I like the colour. I am sure it tastes great too.

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