Lasagna recipe with vegetables and cheese!

Jen

Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

  • Drop lasagna noodles into water and add 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Cook until noodles are tender but still slightly firm, about 8 minutes.

  • Drain water from the noodles and let cool.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  • Cook and stir garlic and eggplant chunks until eggplant is partially cooked, about 7 minutes.

  • Pour tomato sauce into the skillet and simmer until eggplant is tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Combine ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, black pepper, and egg in a bowl.

  • Mix spinach into ricotta cheese mixture.

  • Spread a layer of tomato sauce mixture into the bottom of a 9x12-inch baking dish.

  • Place 4 noodles on top of the sauce, overlapping if necessary.

  • Spoon 1/3 of the remaining tomato sauce over noodles.

  • Spread 1/3 of the ricotta mixture over the tomato sauce

  • Repeat layers twice more, starting with noodles and following with sauce and ricotta mixture.

  • Top the lasagna with mozzarella cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the ricotta filling is set and mozzarella cheese topping is lightly browned, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; protein 13.7g 27% DV; carbohydrates 23.2g 8% DV; fat 7.6g 12% DV; cholesterol 30.6mg 10% DV; sodium 659.8mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2014
Great recipe. I left out the cottage cheese and doubled the ricotta. I just don't feel cottage cheese belongs in lasagna. If my Sicilian grandmother were still here she would have fainted from shock if I put cottage cheese in my lasagna! Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2014
Great recipe. I left out the cottage cheese and doubled the ricotta. I just don't feel cottage cheese belongs in lasagna. If my Sicilian grandmother were still here she would have fainted from shock if I put cottage cheese in my lasagna! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2014
So yummy! I added mushrooms squash rosemary and used about 1.5x the sauce recommended. I highly recommend this! Next time I make it I'm going to add shredded chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2014
Delicious. My kids tore it up. I used a bit more sauce than the recipe called for, if you don't like your lasagna dry, i would. Highly recommend. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2016
This was delicious! I had a 16 oz container of full fat cottage cheese so I just used that instead of ricotta. I also sauteed an onion before adding the garlic and eggplant because that makes everything better. I then added italian seasonings to that mixture before adding the tomato sauce because I only had the plain sauce without herbs. I also added lots of chopped basil to the spinach mixture for additional flavor. Oh and I didn't cook the noodles- I never do. They cook when you bake it. Really really yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2015
Good but totally changed the process. I did not pre cook anything and also I did not use whole wheat noodles ricotta or cottage cheese as they are very expensive and hard to find in Turkey. Instead I used regular lasagna noodles kasar (cheese similar to provolone) and suzme peynir ( similar to a creamy feta). Then I just made the layers as called for and addled about 1/4 cup of water over the top and covered it and let it cook. Turned out perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2016
Came out very good. As per other reviews doubled the ricotta cheese avoided the cottage cheese. Increased the tomato sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2014
This recipe is so easy and delicious! It is easy to put together and faster than a meat lasagna. Made the recipe just as called. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2019
This was easy to prepare the meal for my family who all love vegetables. Maybe the next time I'll add in a few more spices and vegetables like mushrooms and peppers to make it more flavourful. Overall - this was one of the best meals I've had. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2018
Easy to make delish! Read More
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