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Vegetarian "Chicken" Lasagna Alfredo

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This totally vegetarian lasagna has become a welcome main course to all of my meat-eating friends. It has a rich "chicken" alfredo sauce that has great texture and flavor.
Ingredients
  Lasagna noodles 10 Ounce
  Chicken strips 10 Ounce (Morning Star)
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  White onion 1
  Garlic bulb 1⁄2
  Green bell pepper 1 Small
  Alfredo sauce 20 Ounce
  Seasoned salt 2 Teaspoon (Lawry'S)
  Black pepper 1 Pinch
  Ricotta cheese 15 Ounce
  Mozzarella cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Italian blended cheeses 2 Cup (32 tbs), blended
  Parmesan cheese 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Frozen spinach 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Frozen broccoli 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Shredded carrots 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Directions

• Preheat oven to 375.
• Thaw and drain spinach and broccoli. Toss in a large bowl and set aside.
• Begin boiling large pot of water (begin boiling noodles according to box instructions. Do not overcook)
• Chop onion, garlic and bell pepper in food processor. Saute in olive oil about 2-3 min. then add “MorningStar Chik’N Strips”. Sprinkle mixture with seasoned salt. Add broccoli, carrots and spinach pieces. Saute for an additional 3-5 min longer and season to taste with additional Lawry’s and black pepper. Add Alfredo sauce and stir well. Lower heat and simmer for 10 min, stirring frequently.
• Set aside 1cup of mozzarella cheese and ½ cup Italian blended cheese to sprinkle. In large bowl, combine remaining cheeses and egg. Stir until well blended.
• Layer lasagna by placing lasagna noodles side by side to cover bottom of lasagna pan. Spread cheese mixture on top of noodles. Spread alfredo sauce mixture on top of cheese mixture. Sprinkle thin layer of shredded cheese over Alfredo mixture. Repeat layers until top of pan is reached. Sprinkle top of lasagna with breadcrumbs and a small amount of parmesan cheese.
• Bake lasagna covered with aluminum foil for 35 min. Uncover and continue to bake until top of lasagna browns (about 15-20min).
• Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Feel: 
Rich
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Lasagna
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
55 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
12
Subtitle: 
Vegetarian "Chicken" Lasagna Alfredo

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