No-boil noodles and
ready-made marinara sauce makes this delicious vegetable lasagna
a breeze to prepare.
Lasagna with Zucchini
2 medium zucchini
4 teaspoons olive oil
2 large carrots, finely chopped
2 large onions, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups purchased marinara sauce
1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 ounces)
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
6 no-boil lasagna noodles
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Trim ends off zucchini; thinly slice zucchini
lengthwise. (You should have 9 slices in total, about 1/8 inch
thick.) Place in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet;
brush lightly with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Broil 3 to 4 inches
from heat for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning once.
Let cool before handling.
- In a large saucepan, heat the remaing
oil over medium-high heat. Add carrot, onion, and garlic. Cook
and stir about 5 minutes or until tender. Add marinara sauce,
basil, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer
for 10 minutes, stirring ocasionlly. In a small mixing bowl toss
together the mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese; set aside.
- In a greased 2-quart square baking dish,
arrange 2 noodles. Spread with a third of the sauce. Sprinkle
with a third of the nuts. Top with a third of the zucchini; sprinkle
with a third of the cheese mixture. Repeat layering, alternating
direction of the zucchini in each layer and finishing with the
zucchini; set remaining cheese aside.
- Bake, covered in a 375°F (190°C)
oven for 20 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining cheese
mixture. Bake, uncovered, about 20 minutes more or until the
lasagna is heated through. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving
for easier cutting.
Makes 6 servings.
Make-Ahead Directions: Prepare as directed, but do not bake. Wrap, label,
and freeze. Freeze cheese for topping separately. To serve, thaw
in the refrigerator overnight. Bake, covered, in 350°F (175°C)
oven for 1 hour. Sprinkle with reserved cheese. Bake, uncovered,
for 15 minutes more or until the cheese is golden and the lasagna
is heated through. Let stand about 15 minutes before serving.
Nutritional facts per serving: calories:
358, total fat: 19g, saturated fat: 6g, cholesterol: 23mg, sodium:
839mg, carbohydrate: 33g, fiber: 3g, protein: 17g, vitamin A:
100%, vitamin C: 28%, calcium: 29%, iron: 12%
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