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Convenient Vegetarian Lasagna

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The Convenient Vegetarian Lasagna is as the name implies easy to make and perfect for your parties! You will definitely go green after tasting this yummy and filling Convenient Vegetarian Lasagna!
Ingredients
  Ricotta 2 Pound (whole milk or low fat)
  Eggs 4
  Parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped flat leaf parsley/2 tablespoons dried parsley 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chopped fresh basil/2 teaspoons dried basil 2 Tablespoon
  Black pepper To Taste
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Frozen chopped onion 12 Ounce, defrosted and squeezed very dry (1 package)
  Frozen sliced carrots 1 Cup (16 tbs), defrosted and squeezed dry
  Frozen cut peppers 10 Ounce, defrosted and squeezed dry (1 package, red and green variety)
  Frozen chopped broccoli 16 Ounce, defrosted and squeezed dry (1 package)
  Fettucini/Fresh pasta left in broad strips, cut into lengths to fit a lasagna pan / dried pasta, cooked and drained 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Spaghetti sauce 3 Cup (48 tbs), prepared
  Shredded mozzarella cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Directions

In a large bowl combine the ricotta cheese with the eggs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, basil, and pepper, and stir to blend well.
In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil until fragrant, about 1 minute over high heat.
Stir in the onions and saute them for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
They will become translucent but not brown.
Add the carrot slices and cook for 2 minutes; then add the peppers and broccoli.
Stir all the vegetables together, adjust the heat to medium, and let them cook until tender, another 5 to 6 minutes.
Scrape the vegetables into the ricotta cheese and mix well.
Preheat your oven to 350°F.
Using a lasagna dish about 11x14 inches, ladle about 1 cup of the sauce into the bottom of the dish and spread it evenly with a spatula.
Place 2 lengths of the fresh pasta lengthwise in the dish, or enough of the cooked dried pasta to cover the bottom of the dish.
Spread about 4 cups of the filling over the pasta, using a spatula or rubber scraper to even it out.
Sprinkle 1 cup mozzarella over the filling.Place 2 more lengths of pasta over the filling and mozzarella.
Ladle 1 more cup of sauce over the pasta, and then scrape the remaining filling into the lasagna dish and spread evenly.
Cover with 2 to 3 more lengths of pasta, using a piece of the third length only if necessary to cover the filling.
Ladle the last cup of sauce over the pasta and sprinkle on the remaining mozzarella cheese.
Cover the top of the pan with aluminum foil, place it in the preheated oven, and bake for 50 minutes until hot and bubbling.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Lasagna
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Gourmet
Servings: 
17

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