Tasty Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

Hi everyone! I am Alesha, mom blogger behind Full Time Mama, and I am thrilled to be writing for Heather here on OurKidsMom!

When I was thinking on what to share with you here, I decided a delicious recipe would be appropriate. It wouldn’t be too hard for me to write up a recipe post (I enjoy cooking and host a recipe link up every week on my blog), but then Heather said it would need to be vegetarian. Ah, a challenge!

My family doesn’t eat much without meat in it, and I don’t ever think to find or make a recipe without meat in it. I couldn’t wait to figure something out and see how it would go over with my family! So, I decided on an easy lasagna.

Here’s what I came up with, and my family loved it! I hope you do too! Best part about this is that you don’t have to precook your lasagna noodles; they cook up while the lasagna bakes!

 

vegetable lasagna

Tasty Vegetable Lasagna

1 tbsp butter
1 red bell pepper (slice thin)
1 zucchini (cut in half lengthwise, then slice thin)
2 carrots, shredded
1 lb fresh spinach (or sub 10 oz frozen)
2 lbs ricotta cheese
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs
12 uncooked lasagna noodles

Sauce

1 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup minced onion (I used red, but sweet is also good)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 (12 oz) can tomato paste
1 (13 oz) can canned tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp white sugar
1 1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 Tbsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Directions

Prepare sauce: heat butter in skillet over medium heat, brown onion and garlic. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato past, tomato sauce, and water.  Season with sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning salt, and pepper. Simmer, covered for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Heat butter in skillet over medium-high heat and cook red pepper, zucchini and carrot, stirring occasionally, until tender (about 4 minutes).

vegetables in a pan

Rinse spinach and chop.  Combine spinach, ricotta cheese, 2 cups mozzarella cheese, 1 cup parmesan cheese and eggs in medium bowl.

spinach and cheese

Spread 1 cup pasta sauce in 13×9-inch baking dish.  Layer 4 uncooked noodles, then 1 cup sauce, half of the ricotta mixture, half of the vegetable mixture; repeat.  Top with remaining uncooked noodles and 2 cups sauce.

lasagna recipe parts

Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes.  Remove foil and top with remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Bake uncovered for another 15 minutes.  Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

slice of veggie lasagna

 

 

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Comments

  1. Lisa Brown says:

    I love lasagna and love that this is a veggie lasagna. I have never made a veggie lasagna before, nor use parmesan cheese. Sounds wonderful. I need to make it. Thank you for sharing and the recipe!

  2. This looks really good! I was surprised that the personal trainer I had a meeting with told me pasta was still okay to eat, so I like this even more. Without the meat, it’ll be even more in line with my current goals.

    Thank you for posting.

  3. Carrie says:

    I love ricotta and mozzarella (any cheese really…) so I am sure I would love this! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow this looks amazing. I can’t wait to make the recipe. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Alan Tong says:

    Hi Alesha! I love lasagna! I really like your use of fresh ingredients. I’m so hungry for lasagna right now! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  6. Jennifer Hedden says:

    I have never made a vegetarian lasagna before because my family like yours do not eat much without meat. I love lasagna and this looks so delicious. I am definitely going to give this recipe a try. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Linda says:

    Lasagna is a great way to sneak in some veggies that kids ouldnt normally eat

  8. Thomas Murphy says:

    That looks so good!

  9. Thomas Murphy says:

    Thanks for showing me how to make this.

  10. Marianne Reeher says:

    I was hesitant at first because I love meat but this turned out so very good.

  11. Carol W says:

    this looks so good. I have never made lasagna, i am going to give it a shot. thanks

  12. Cant wait to try this!

  13. Michelle Feliciano says:

    looks so yummy and healthy.

  14. Sarah Osborne says:

    I love veggie lasagna! In my opinion, it’s tastier than regular lasagna.

  15. Mary Dailey says:

    I’ve been wanting to try a meatless lasagna and this looks and sounds perfect. I’m going to give it a try!

  16. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    Looks healthy and delicious (2 things which in my mind rarely go together). My sister made veg. lasagna once and gave me a piece to try and I love it. I did not expect that since I’m not a real big vegetable fan.

  17. Bekah Kuczenski says:

    I love lasagna of any kind and I love making new kinds! This one is now on my recipe to do list 🙂

  18. I have yet to find a vegetarian lasagna recipe which I am thrilled about, I might have to try this one.

  19. So ncie good s psot so well ncie great!

  20. Christina Jackson says:

    That looks amazing! I just love unique veggie recipes, can’t wait to try this one out.

  21. vickie couturier says:

    thanks for this ,,my daughter in law is a vegatarian an im always looking for something I can fix for her when they come visit

  22. I tried this and it was wonderful. Loved how all the veggies blended together. Thanks again for sharing.

  23. marissa lee says:

    this looks amazing alesha,thank you for sharing.

  24. Birdiebee says:

    Great recipe. I have pinned it for future reference as I love meatless dishes. Thank you!

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