Vegetarian Lasagna
 
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An easy lasagna packed with veggies and cheese
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 (12 ounce) packages lasagna noodles
  • 2 pounds ricotta cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1¼ cups chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 (16 ounce) package chopped frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
  • 3 cups chunky-style spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, basil and ground black pepper. Stir to blend; set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Saute onions for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally; add carrot slices and saute about 2 minutes, then stir in green bell pepper and broccoli. Stir all together, reduce heat to medium and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Scrape veggies into ricotta mix and mix well.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Ladle 1 cup of spaghetti sauce into a 9x13 inch baking dish and spread evenly over the bottom. Place 3 strips of lasagna lengthwise in the dish, then spread about 4 cups of the filling over the pasta. Sprinkle 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese over the filling; repeat layers.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour; let stand about 15 to 20 minutes, to firm up, before serving.
Recipe by OurKidsMom at http://www.ourkidsmom.com/what-we-tried-vegetarian-lasagna-recipe/