Monday, April 1, 2013

Veggie Lasagna Recipe

Who loves a good piece of lasagna??? Or should I say who doesn't? Don't be scared or intimidated by the long recipe- I will admit, when I see a recipe that is more than 4 or 5 ingredients I usually skip right over it. But this one is worth looking at because it seriously is so easy since you rehydrate all the veggies in the same bowl.  Your family will love you if you make this for them!

Ingredients:
4 Garlic Cloves
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Dried Basil
Dried Oregano
Lasagna Noodles (oven ready)
Jar of Marinara
Parmesan Cheese

Ricotta Mixture:
1 16 oz. container of Ricotta Cheese
4 Tbsp. Parmesan Cheese
1 Garlic Clove
2 Tbsp Honeyville Powdered Egg+4 Tbsp Water
Salt and Pepper
 Dried Basil
Dash of Nutmeg

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Rehydrate all veggies and cheese. I rehydated all my vegetables in the same bowl and the cheese separately  Drain vegetables  Line a baking sheet with tin foil and spread with olive oil. Spread vegetables on foil and drizzle a little bit of olive oil on top, season with salt/pepper, basil and oregano to taste. Bake for 20 minutes. 
Make ricotta mixture by mixing all ingredients together thoroughly. 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x13 baking dish with olive oil. Pour a little marinara sauce on the bottom of the dish, then layer noodles to cover bottom of the pan, add half of the ricotta mixture and spread evenly over the noodles. Then add half of the veggie mixture, cover with lasagna noodles, more sauce, spread the rest of the ricotta cheese and veggie mixture. Cover with lasagna noodles, more sauce then sprinkle top with remaining cheese, parmesan and dried basil. Bake covered for 45-60 minutes, then uncovered for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.

*Make sure that you rehydrate the vegetables all the way so it doesn't use the moisture in your lasagna and make it dry.


Put Veggies in the same bowl.



Let it rehydrate.



Veggie mixture with seasoning- ready to go into oven



Ricotta mixture



Starting the layering



Ready to bake...



Ready to eat!!! LOVE IT!!!

Enjoy!

3 comments:

Lois said...

Thank you for this recipe; it sounds and looks so YUMMY! I have a question about the lasagna noodles though...
When you say to use 'oven ready' lasagna noodles, are these the regular, pre-cooked noodles, or the ones you can use without pre-cooking?

florapandora said...

This sounds great and will be a tasty way to use all the vegetables that are already in my long term pantry or that I will be ordering from Honeyville with the 20% off everything special from April 4 to April 9th. Check the web site for more details.
Lois, I am pretty sure the oven ready noodles in the recipe are the ones that require no pre-cooking; I use them all the time when making lasagna.

Cookin' Cousins said...

Hi Lois! Yes, the "oven ready" noodles are noodles that you don't have to boil, you can just use them right out of the box!