Thursday, November 17, 2011

Veggie Lasagna

This mornings bright sunshine, coupled with a day off from work, made me want to be in the sunniest part of the house this morning. That would be the kitchen:>)  I whipped up some bread and decided that while it rose I would warm up the kitchen with my favorite lasagna.  I got this recipe from a friend years ago and I just hardly ever make lasagna with meat anymore. I have served this to many people and never failed to get rave reviews!
I love to cook and bake from scratch, I think it's healthier, but it's also messier.  So when I have potatoes or carrots to peel, I lay down a layer of newspaper so I can roll it all up and toss it when I am finished. It really keeps the mess off the counter!

Veggie Lasagna

32 oz jar of pasta sauce
2 eggs
1 lb. cottage cheese (or ricotta if you prefer)
1/2 lb lasagna noodles (uncooked)
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
10-12 oz. frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 cup thinly sliced,or chopped, parboiled carrots

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray a 9x13 glass pan with cooking spray and add enough of the pasta sauce to spread a thin layer on the bottom of the baking dish.

Parboil the carrots, I microwave the sliced carrots with a little water for about 5 minutes, then drain them.

In a bowl stir together the cottage cheese, eggs, salt, spinach, and the rest of the pasta sauce.

In the pan arrange a layer of uncooked lasagna noodles in the bottom of the pan, add half the cheese mixture and 1 cup of mozzarella.  Add another layer of noodles, filling and cheese, cover with tin foil sprayed with oil so it doesn't stick to the cheese, and bake for 50 minutes covered. Remove foil, and bake an additional 10 minutes to brown the cheese. Yum! The lasagna noodles come out nicely al dente without the fuss of precooking.
Nice warm vegetarian lasagna takes the chill off these blustery, cool November days:>) Enjoy!


  1. Oh, that looks scrumpdillyishus. I'm going to make it. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day and enjoy the meal. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

  2. I definitely have to try this. I love your tip about using the newspaper to catch things. I usually put a paper towel in the sink and scrape right on to that. Nice tip!


  3. We love lasagna at our house and veggie is my favorite. I am going to try your recipe. It sounds delicious.

    I wanted to say how much I love your header photo. It's just beautiful.

  4. This looks so delish but I know already that my husband would turn up his nose at this recipe. No meat and the spinach! I'm thinking about taking it to my Sewing Circle potluck. They would love it and so would I!

  5. Kathy
    It looks so yummy. I've never seen this recipe before.

  6. That is one tasty looking recipe. I'm going to have to give it a try.

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Yumm-O! Looks delectibly delicious!

  8. Oh delicious Kathy! May I come for dinner? :o) What a great idea about the paper! I peeled potatoes yesterday and could have used that! :o)
    I too tend to migrate to where the sun is. :o)

  9. This looks and sounds so delicious that I'll have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing. I do the newspaper thing too. It's easier on the clean up and a good way to get rid of newspapers, too.

  10. That looks delicious! We love lasagna but I like to make meatless dishes often during the week, This is a great addition!
    Hope your Thanksgiving is sweet!

  11. YUUUUUUUUUM O !! I am going to make this for sure.

    I have a veggie soup on the stove as we speak (all that good turkey broth) with a pan of cornbread in the oven...It's cold here tonight with the wind blowing a gale and this summer is gonna taste so good. :))
    xo bj


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