Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 180: Vegetable Lasagna

It was veggie night again at our house so I had to come up with a meal that was just vegetables.  It is harder than you'd think when you are used to eating meat everyday.  Being vegetarian once a week gives me more respect for people who do it everyday.  I could never do it.  My quest is to find something filling and nutritious  that everyone will eat.  So I came up with vegetable lasagna.

Vegetable Lasagna
12"  dutch oven

8-10 oven ready lasagna noodles
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
3 medium carrots, shredded
3/4 cup broccoli, finely chopped
2 medium zucchini, sliced
2 medium yellow summer squash, sliced
1 (16 oz.) container cottage cheese
1 egg
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
dried basil, thyme and oregano to taste
shredded mozzarella cheese

Mix the cottage cheese, egg, Parmesan cheese and spices, set aside.  Put the sauce in your dutch oven over a full spread of coals.  Add the shredded carrot and chopped broccoli and heat through.  Remove all but about 3/4 of a cup of the sauce and set aside.  layer half of the noodles, cottage cheese mixture, squash, sauce and mozzarella cheese in that order.  Repeat layers ending with mozzarella cheese.  Bake at 350° for 45 minutes to 1 hour using 1 1/2 rings on top and 1 ring on the bottom.  Let stand 10 minutes before serving.  10-12 servings.

The Finished Product

The Review

This lasagna was pretty good.  You can use any combination of vegetables you want.  Eggplant would be good.  Honestly, meat lasagna is tons better, so I may only make this vegetarian version once or twice a year--  But I'll add meat to it next time.  Grade B.

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