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Low Fat Vegetable And Cheese Lasagne

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Ingredients
  Olive oil/Canola oil 2 Tablespoon
  Onions 2 Large, coarsely chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), finely chopped
  Canned crushed tomatoes 28 Ounce, crushed (1 Can)
  Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
  Dried oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Zucchini 3 , diced
  Carrots 2 Large, diced
  Celery stalks 2 , diced
  Lasagna noodles 10 Ounce (9 Thick Or 12 Narrow Ones)
  Skim ricotta cheese 15 Ounce (1 Container)
  Egg white 1
  Finely chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Part skim mozzarella cheese 3 Ounce, sliced
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F

MAKING
2. ln a saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over moderate heat.
3. Add and sauté the onions and garlic for 5 minutes until onions are soft and golden.
4. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, and herbs and stir to blend.
5. Simmer the sauce, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes until thickened.
While sauce is cooking, in a nonstick skillet, heat the remaining oil over moderate heat Add and sauté the zucchini, carrots and celery for about 7 minutes until vegetables are slightly softened.
In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil.
6. Add the lasagne and cook until barely tender.
7. Drain the pasta sheets, refresh under cold water and drain again.
8. In a small bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, egg white, and parsley.
To assemble the lasagna, ladle tomato sauce and spread over the base of a 13-inch x 9-inch baking dish.
9. Layer 1/3 of the lasagna, top with tomato sauce, vegetables and ½ the ricotta mixture and half the mozzarella slices.
10. Repeat the layering ending with a layer of tomato sauce.
11. Sprinkle grated parmesan over the sauce.
12. Bake in the preheated oven for 30- 40 minutes until the sauce is bubble and cheese has melted.

SERVING
13. Cut into serving size portions and plate.
14. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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