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3 Layer Veggie Lasagna


This recipe is great for throwing all veggies you have left over in your frig and making a flavorful delicious meal. If you have left over spinach, I would recommend not putting it in the sauce, rather putting it as a layer in the pan. If you have kale, I would put it in the sauce towards the end of cooking; since kale is a little more tough in texture (about 3 minutes).


The hidden flavor of the bell pepper, garlic, and onion, bring out an incredible taste to the lasagna. The great part about this recipe is that you can play around with the vegetables in your kitchen and still get a great flavor!


Please let me know if you try this recipe!


Ingredients:


  1. 2 tbl fresh parsley (minced)

  2. 1 yellow bell pepper

  3. 1 red bell pepper

  4. ½ white onion

  5. 3 garlic cloves (if they are small)

  6. 1 bag of frozen broccoli (12 ounces)

  7. 1 bundle of asparagus

  8. 1 jar of tomato sauce (24 ounces) or 2 jars (depends on how thick you want your sauce to be)

  9. 1-2 cups Vegetable broth (low sodium preferably)

  10. 1 egg (I use brown)

  11. 1 box of oven ready lasagna noodles

  12. *Olive oil spray or canola (whatever you have)


Dairy:


  • 1 ricotta cheese (15 ounce) (preferably low fat or reduced fat)

  • 1 bag of mozzarella (8 ounce) or more (depends on how cheesy you like your lasagna)

  • *Parmesan cheese

  • Seasoning:

  • Salt, pepper


Directions:

Sauce:

  • Poor broccoli into a medium bowl and let sit in cold water. Let broccoli sit for about 5-10 minutes or until broccoli is semi-melted (usually when the broccoli doesn’t stick together anymore).

  • Rinse-well and cut asparagus into bite size of an inch (I don’t include the end, too-tough for me).

  • Place in water with broccoli.In a blender, pour 1 cup of vegetable broth, de-seed and rough chop yellow bell pepper and onion, garlic cloves, and then place in a blender. Blend until pureed.

  • In a large deep pan, pour red tomato sauce in pan. Use a little of the vegetable broth to get the remainder of the sauce out of the jar and poor remainder in the pan.

  • Poor blender mixture into pan.

  • Heat to medium low heat; partially cover.

  • Add broccoli and asparagus. Add the remainder of the vegetable broth of your liking (depends on how thick you like your lasagna).

  • Cook for about 5-7 minutes or until they are dente.