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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 15 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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  • In 2-quart saucepan over high heat, heat crushed tomatoes, garlic, basil, salt and pepper. Over high heat, heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered, 10 minutes to blend flavors.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 12" by 8" baking dish. In medium bowl combine ricotta cheese and egg until well mixed. Spoon some tomato sauce on bottom of dish to coat. Place 3 noodles lengthwise across the pan. Top with 1/3 of tomato sauce. With a spatula, spread 1/3 of ricotta mixture. Scatter 1/3 of carrots and spinach on ricotta and 1/3 of mozzarella cheese. Repeat with noodles, tomato sauce, ricotta, vegetables and mozzarella two more times. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  • Cover dish with foil; bake 30 minutes. Uncover dish; bake 10 minutes longer. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

194 calories; protein 13.8g; carbohydrates 18.7g; fat 7.8g; cholesterol 41.4mg; sodium 476.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2016
Used fresh spinach frozen matchstick carrots and sliced squash. Turned out great. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2016
Used fresh spinach frozen matchstick carrots and sliced squash. Turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2016
Loved it! However I had to make it my own. Did not use any canned vegetables I used all fresh vegetables: shredded carrots kale & baby spinach leaves. My kids actually liked. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2018
This was excellent i skipped the tomatoes and added diced mushrooms and used arugula instead of spinach Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2018
Made this for the first time for family- they loved it. Some like it better than my regular lasagna. I would just use fresh basil spinach and carrots next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2016
I used all fresh ingredients and made 2. ate one and froze one. I have eaten both now. terrific stuff! make 2! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2017
added rep pepper flakes to give it a lil kick! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2017
I added broccoli- mixed it to carrots and garlic- and stirred it into the white sauce. This was a separate layer from the ricotta spinach and zucchini. And I added tomato sauce - delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2016
The tastes is great for me Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2020
The is what it claims "easy". I substitued canned for fresh carrots and spinach. I bought one large loose carrot and cooked it some some olive oil. Removed those from heat set aside. Then I added a bundle of fresh spinach to the pan and cooked it down. I added that mixture to the ricotta and layered it in. Topped it off with some basil parsley and oregano. I also added some red table wine and a pat of butter to the sauce. Read More
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