Simply Delicious Vegetable Lasagna

The Winter months are dark and cold and our bodies need warming foods that provide nutrients along with fats to keep us energized and keep our brains out of the fog.
So about 2 years ago I started creating a Simply Delicious Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe and it is ready to be enjoyed by you, my friends.  Please share this recipe with your family & friends.

This lasagna is cheesy so it is not vegetarian but it doesn’t contain meat.  Enjoy a meat-free meal that is easily digested & oh so tasty.  Yet, very simple and quick.

You could omit the lasagna noodles and just do layers of sliced zucchini.

A cashew spread could be used instead of the mozzarella.  I will be posting a cashew spread recipe shortly.

Enjoy with love. .. Connie Oliwa CYT, RHN 

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3 large carrots –  approx. one cup shredded
1 red pepper chopped
1 medium zucchini  shredded
1 medium yellow onion chopped
1/4 tsp. Himalayan pink salt
2 cups spinach – or more
1 can salt-free diced tomatoes
2 chopped garlic cloves
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 cups cottage cheese or ricotta
9 no-boil lasagna noodles
2 cups grated low-fat mozzarella cheese
For tomato sauce – 1 tsp. oregano, 1 tsp. basil, 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper, 1 garlic clove, 1 tsp. olive oil

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Sautee vegetables incl. garlic & onions in a skillet over medium heat in olive oil. 2 minutes is great. Turn off heat and add spinach. Stir. Set aside.

Place tomatoes in a blender. Add olive oil, garlic, salt & red pepper flakes, oregano, basil, pepper.
Blend until smooth. Set aside.

Using a 9×9 baking dish
Spread 1/2 cup tomato sauce evenly over bottom
Layer 3 noodles over the tomato sauce.
Spread 1/2 of the cottage cheese over noodles.
Spread 1/2 the sauteed vegetables over the cottage cheese.
Top with 1/2 cup tomato sauce then 1/2 cup Mozza cheese. Repeat.

Finish by using the last 3 noodles and top with the remaining tomato sauce.
Sprinkle with remaining Mozza cheese.

Cover baking dish with parchment paper Bake for 20 minutes then remove the cover. Continue baking until the top bubbles and browns.

Prep time: 30 min.
Cooking time: 35 min. – approximately

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