Friday, March 2, 2012

Nothin' Fancy Friday: Very Easy Veggie Lasagna

By popular demand (mainly from my good friend, Amy Hough) I am making this a foodie Friday and posting a recipe today :)

For whatever reason, I was under the impression that making lasagna was a very tedious, time consuming feat. Maybe it's because I have Italians in my family and they make it from scratch. I, however, take the easy route and my lasagna recipe is super quick & easy - and might I say, DELICIOUS! Pair it with some salad greens and garlic bread, and you are good to go!


Here is the step by step - pictures included!

Ingredients:

1 jar spaghetti sauce

Vegetables of choice (I use one can of mixed veggies) I have also used steamed bagged veggies - broccoli, cauliflower, etc. Totally up to you!

16 oz container of cottage cheese

1 egg, slightly beaten

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

6 strips of lasagna, uncooked

8 oz package shredded mozzarella cheese


1. In one bowl, mix spaghetti sauce and veggies, then set aside.


2. In another bowl, combine cottage cheese, egg, ¼ cup Parmesan and blend well.


3. Spread just enough of the spaghetti sauce mixture to cover the bottom of an ungreased 13”x9” baking dish.


4. Top with 3 uncooked strips of lasagna.


5. Put half of the cottage cheese mixture on top of that, then half of the remaining spaghetti sauce mixture.


6. Next, sprinkle half of the mozzarella on top.


7. Repeat layers, starting with lasagna strips.

8. Sprinkle the very top layer with the remaining Parmesan cheese.

9. Bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.


Let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

3 comments:

  1. yum! thanks for sharing - glad amy kept nudging you to do so...and it's cute how you and amy are like 2 peas in a pod. :) we all missed you yesterday!

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  2. Yep! I'll be posting a few of my "classics" from time to time ;) I missed you ladies, too!!

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  3. Yum! That does look easy! I've never put veggies in mine ( other than spinach...which you can't even taste!). Such a good way to hide them. :)

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