Advisory Potluck Challenge
Ingredients For Veggie Lasagna:
3 cups chopped veggies of your choice
1/2 chopped onion
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup low fat ricotta cheese
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cups tomato sauce
12 uncooked oven-ready whole grain lasagna noodles
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
Chop the veggies. Saute the onion and garlic in the oil over medium high heat. Add veggies and saute until tender. Set aside.
Whisk egg into ricotta cheese and stir in fresh spinach.
Pour a little sauce in the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan. Top with 4 lasagna noodles,1/2 cup ricotta mixture, 1/2 of the veggies, and 3/4 cup sauce. Repeat; top entire pan with noodles, remaining sauce, and mozzarella cheese.
Cover and bake for 40 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove foil and bake for 10 minutes more or until cheese is bubbly.
I chose to make a vegetable lasagna because even though I cook and bake VERY often, (I'm talking at least 5 times a week), I have never made a lasagna by myself before. I thought "hey, everyone loves a good lasagna, why not?" So I went on, bought the ingredients, and made the dish. My main point in making this dish was that it would be at least somewhat healthier than a regular lasagna, making choices like using veggies and low-fat cheese instead of what's in a regular lasagna. Overall, the experience was really fun, and I would definitely make this dish again and recommend it to others!