Roasted Vegetable Lasagna


'This recipe is a favorite of my vegetarian friends,' writes Virginia Anthony of Blowing Rock, North Carolina. 'I lightened it by using egg substitute and reduced-fat cheese. I also added a few more vegetables.'

Prep Time:
50 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
9 servings


  • 1 pound eggplant, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds

  • ½ pound medium fresh mushrooms, cut into 1/4 inch slices

  • 3 small zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices

  • 2 sweet red pepper, cut lenthwise into 6 pieces each

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • 1 (15 ounce) container reduced-fat ricotta cheese

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup egg substitute

  • 1 (26 ounce) jar meatless spaghetti sauce

  • 12 no-boil lasagna noodles

  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil


  1. Coat two 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans with nonstick cooking spray. Place eggplant and mushrooms on a prepared pan. Place the zucchini and red pepper on the second pan. Combine the oil and garlic; brush over both sides of vegetables. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes. Turn vegetables over. Bake 15 minutes longer. Remove eggplant and mushrooms. Bake zucchini and red pepper 5-10 minutes longer or until edges are browned.

  2. In a bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and egg substitute. Spread about 1/4 cup pasta sauce in a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Layer with four lasagna noodles (noodles will overlap slightly), half of ricotta cheese mixture, half of vegetables, a third of pasta sauce and 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with half of basil. Repeat layers. Top with the remaining noodles and pasta sauce.

  3. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until edges are bubbly and cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.


Nutritional Analysis: 1 piece equals 361 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 820 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.