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Vegetable Lasagne

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Ingredients
  Olive oil/Salad oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced or pressed
  Eggplant 1 Medium, unpeeled, diced
  Mushrooms 1⁄4 Pound, sliced
  Italian style tomatoes 1 Can (10 oz)
  Tomato sauce 1 Can (10 oz)
  Dry red wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Carrot 1 Medium, shredded
  Chopped parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Oregano leaves 2 Teaspoon
  Dry basil 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lasagna noodles 16 (Packaged, Whole Wheat Or Regular)
  Boiling salted water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ricotta cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Shredded mozzarella cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
Directions

Heat oil in a wide frying pan over medium heat.
Add onion, garlic, eggplant, and mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes.
Add tomatoes and their liquid (break up tomatoes with a spoon), tomato sauce, wine, carrot, parsley, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
Uncover and continue cooking until sauce is thick.
You should have 5 cups sauce; set aside.
Cook noodles in a large kettle of boiling salted water according to package directions.
Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again.
Butter a 9 by 13 inch baking dish.
Spread about 1/4 of the sauce in dish.
Arrange 1/3 of the noodles in an even layer over sauce.
Dot noodles with 1/3 of the ricotta.
Sprinkle with 1/3 of the mozzarella, then with 1/4 of the Parmesan cheese.
Repeat this layering two more times.
Spread remaining sauce evenly over top and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
If made ahead, cover and refrigerate.
Bake, uncovered, in a 350° oven until hot and bubbly (40 to 50 minutes).
Cut in squares to serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Noodle
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy

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