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Easy Vegetarian Lasagna
Delicious And Super Easy "No Boil" Vegetarian Lasagna!
This recipe for vegetarian lasagna is simple to make, and oh, so delicious! It's special enough for a company dinner, yet easy enough for an everyday family meal.
What makes this veggie lasagna recipe so easy to prepare? You don't have to pre-cook the noodles! Just sandwich them between some sauce and they'll cook just fine in the oven. Removing the step of precooking the noodles saves time, effort, (who likes to try to lay slippery noodles flat in a pan?) and clean up too!
My No-Boil Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe
Easy Vegetarian "No Boil" Lasagna Recipe
Note: Illustrated directions for making this lasagna are farther down this page.
2 26 oz jars of spaghetti sauce (you may not need all of it!)
2 zucchini, cut into halves lengthwise, then sliced
1 medium sized red onion, chopped (white or yellow onions are fine)
1 large carrot or 2 small, peeled and sliced
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 cups of Grated mozzarella cheese
Grated Parmesan cheese
1 box of Lasagna noodles (regular, whole wheat, or oven-ready)
olive oil for sauteing
1. Wash, cut and cook the veggies (listed in the section above this one).
Sauté cut onion in a little bit of cooking oil. As it's cooking, peel and cut the carrot, and add it to the onion. Next cut the zucchini and bell pepper and add them to the onions and carrots. Continue sauteing the veggies while you mince the garlic, either with a garlic press or just with a knife. Add the garlic to the other veggies and continue cooking until the onion, zucchini, and carrots are all tender.
2. Grate the cheese.
3. Preheat the oven to 350F and assemble the lasagna.
In a deep 13 inch casserole dish, pour a thin layer of spaghetti sauce. Place a layer of the uncooked lasagna noodles on top of the sauce. No matter what type of store bought lasagna noodles you are using, there is no need to boil them ahead of time! Add another layer of spaghetti sauce on top of the noodles. Then place a layer of the cooked veggies on top of the sauce. Cover with a thick layer of mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on the top of that. Then do another layer of spaghetti sauce, followed by another layer of uncooked noodles, more sauce, etc. When you are on your top layer, use only the Parmesan cheese, omitting the mozzarella. (You'll add mozzarella cheese on the top later.)
The number of complete layers (sauce + noodles + more sauce + veggies + cheese = 1 layer) you will be able to create depends upon the depth of your pan. With one of my pans, I can do 3 layers. With another one, I can only do two layers. If you have a really deep pan, you may be able to fit in four layers! But remember to save room for the mozzarella cheese you'll add near the end of the cooking time!
4. Bake the lasagna.
Bake uncovered for 35 minutes at 350F. Then remove the casserole dish from the oven and add a layer of mozzarella on the top. Return to the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes.
Make several types of lasagna at one time - Without dirtying more than one pan!
3 in 1! What an awesome idea! Does one member of your family prefer regular noodles and the rest prefer whole wheat? Do some like their lasagna vegan, and others prefer theirs with cheese or meat? This pan allows you to put three types of lasagna in the same pan - and keep them all separate!
Try it for homemade loaves of bread.
Try it for cooking three different casseroles.
Try it for reheating three different items in your oven.
Try the "Vegetable Upside Down Casserole," " Sweet Potato Chili," and "Alphabet Soup!"
This vegetarian cookbook is full of kid friendly recipes for: Easy Breakfast Treats, Sandwiches and School Lunches, Healthy Snacks and Baked Goods, Soups & Salads, Pasta, Vegetables and Grains, Seitan, and Easy Side dishes! Most of the recipes that include dairy products also include substitute suggestions for those readers who are vegan.
Illustrated Directions for Easy Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe
Wash and cut the veggies. Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise first, then slice. If the zucchini are large, you may want to cut each lengthwise half in half again before you slice.
Cook the veggies, starting with the onion first and adding the other veggies as you get them cut. Covering them with a lid will help them cook faster and retain more nutrients.
Assemble the lasagna in layers. Start with a layer of sauce. Then UNCOOKED noodles. (If your casserole dish isn't wide enough for three rows of noodles but you have room left over after two rows of noodles, just break a noodle into half lengthwise and use that. It doesn't have to be a perfect break.) Sauce. Veggies. Cheese. Repeat (starting with sauce again)!
The last layer should include Parmesan cheese, but no mozzarella.
So it's: Sauce, uncooked noodles, sauce, veggies, cheese, sauce, uncooked noodles, sauce, veggies, etc....remembering NOT to add the Mozzarella on the very top layer yet.
Bake at 350 F for 35 minutes. After 35 minutes, remove the casserole from the oven, add mozzarella cheese to the top, and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes.
It's time to eat!
Cut into squares or rectangles. Serve with bread and salad, and enjoy!
How did you like the lasagna?
Want to take Vegetarian Lasagna to a potluck dinner?
This 3 quart dish comes with a snap on lid and a carrying case! Perfect for taking your vegetarian lasagna or other dish to a party or family reunion.
This Santoku Knife makes paper thin slices and prevents food from sticking to the blade. It's high carbon stainless steel blade gives you maximum sharpness! Santoku knives are great for chopping vegetables and fruits!
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Ultimate Vegan Lasagna - recipe contains olive oil, onions, garlic, spinach, tofu, vegan cream cheese, basil, nutritional yeast, Speedy Red Sauce, whole-wheat lasagna noodles, vegan Italian sausage links or soy sausage crumbles, and mozzarella flavor rice or soy cheese.
Veggie Lasagna - recipe contains eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, cottage cheese, mozzarella, garlic, organic pasta sauce, oregano, and whole wheat noodles.
Very Veggie Lasagna - recipe contains mushrooms, onions, broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, several types of cheese, noodles, and fresh herbs.
White Vegetarian Lasagna - recipe contains onion, mushrooms, spinach, zucchini, yellow squash, nutmeg, Parmesan cheese, flour, milk, noodles, etc.
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