Kate's Cuisine

Mar 10 2011

Vegetarian Lasagna

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil $0.36
1 onion, diced $0.47
4 cloves garlic, minced $0.04
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes $0.06
2 zucchini, diced $1.40
2 red bell peppers $0.90
2 cups mushrooms, sliced $2.48
1 bay leaf $0.16
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme $0.60
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano $0.10
1/2 teaspoon salt $0.01
1/2 teaspoon pepper $0.01
1 can whole tomatoes $1.20
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped $0.26
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped $0.17
2 eggs $0.34
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg $0.04
1 small tub cottage cheese $2.49
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese $4.07
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese $3.05
15 lasagna noodles $1.99

Total Cost   $20.20

1.) Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, and hot pepper flakes until softened, about 6 minutes.

2.) Add zucchini, red peppers, mushrooms, bay leaf, oregano, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until edges of zucchini are golden, about 10 minutes.

3.) Stir in tomatoes, breaking up with the back of a spoon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 30 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Stir in basil and parsley.

4.) In bowl, beat eggs with nutmeg; stir in ricotta, 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese and the Parmesan cheese. Set aside.

5.) When vegetables are ready, spread a tiny bit of the sauce into the bottom of a greased casserole dish. Spread lasagna noodles down to cover the bottom and then place more vegetable sauce on top. Dot with a portion of the cheese mixture. Cover with another layer of noodles and repeat layers until the dish is filled, ending with vegetable sauce. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella sauce.

6.) Cover loosely with foil. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes and then uncover. Continue cooking until the lasagna is heated through, the cheese has melted, and the entire dish is bubbling throughout, about 25 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes.

7.) Serve and enjoy!

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2 Responses to “Vegetarian Lasagna”

  1. Judyon 12 Mar 2011 at 10:56 am

    Hello, This looks wonderful. Thanks for coming by my place. I am enjoying checking out your site. I love that you have posted what it cost to make a dish. So many people today are on limited budgets and this would really be helpful.

  2. kateon 14 Mar 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Hi Judy,

    Thanks for stopping by here too! I look forward to visiting your blog again, and cooking all kinds of wonderful Southern food. If I try out one of your recipes, can I post it here, with full props and a link to your blog?

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