Friday, June 11, 2010

Vegetable Lasagne

Over four years ago, my sister Lisa gave me this recipe.  I don't even know where she got it from, so I can't credit the source.  The first time I made it was for Jon's twentieth birthday as a surprise.  He absolutely loved it.  It got lost over the years and it resurfaced in my gmail account in March.  I surprised Jon again by making it.  We have been making it quite regularly since March.  It's a little bit more expensive of a dish with all the ingredients, but it's well worth it.  It leaves us with alot of leftovers, so it feels like although the ingredients cost alot, we get quite a few meals out of it.  I highly recommend you try this recipe.  I promise you won't be disappointed!






















Ingredients:
8oz dried lasagna noodles (9-10) OR one box of no boil lasagne
2 beaten eggs
2 cups cottage cheese
1 15oz. carton ricotta cheese
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil or cooking oil
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
½ to 1 teaspoon black pepper
1 ¼ cups milk
1 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and thoroughly drained
1 10 oz package frozen broccoli, thawed and thoroughly drained
1 cup shredded carrots
¾ cup shredded parmesan cheese (3oz)
1 8oz. package shredded mozzarella chesse


Method:
1.  Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Drain, set aside. (unless using no boil noodles)

2.  In a bowl combine beaten eggs, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese and Italian seasoning. Set aside.

3.  In a large skillet cook mushrooms, onions and garlic in hot oil until tender. Stir in flour and pepper; add milk all at once. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in spinach, broccoli, carrot and only ½ cup of parmesan cheese.

4.  To assemble, in a greased 3 quart (13X9 pan) rectangular baking dish layer 1/3 of the noodles, folding or cutting to fit, if necessary. Spread with 1/3 of the cottage cheese mixture. Then with 1/3 of the vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the mozzarella. Repeat the layers twice. Sprinkle with ¼ cup remaining parmesan cheese.

5.  Bake uncovered in oven 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

2 comments:

  1. Sooooooooo good!!!!!!!!!! and made by the best cook.

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  2. Awe! Thanks Jon! You are so nice to tell me I am the best cook!! hehe! Glad you both love the recipe. I cannot remember where I got it from either!!

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