Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna


12 pieces Lasagne, uncooked

Vegetable oil cooking spray

8 oz mushrooms, halved

2 zucchini or yellow squash, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces

2 yellow or red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 small red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces

2 Tbs balsamic vinegar

1 tsp olive or vegetable oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed

1 26-oz. jar fat-free spaghetti sauce

1 15-oz. container part-skim ricotta chees

1 10-oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry

1 large egg white

1/4 tsp hot red pepper flakes

1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Prepare lasagne according to package directions. While lasagne is cooking, heat oven to 425-o F. Coat a shallow metal roasting pan with cooking spray. Add mushrooms, squash, bell peppers and onion. In a small dish, combine vinegar, oil, garlic and rosemary; brush evenly over vegetables. Bake vegetables 15 minutes; toss vegetables. Continue baking 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are browned and tender.

Spoon 1 cup spaghetti sauce over bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Arrange 4 pieces of lasagne (3 lengthwise, 1 widthwise) over the sauce. Cover lasagne with 1 cup sauce. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, spinach, egg white and hot red pepper flakes. Drop half the cheese mixture by spoonfuls over sauce; arrange half of the roasted vegetables between spoonfuls of cheese mixture. Arrange another 4 pieces of lasagne over cheese and vegetables, pressing lightly; top with 1 cup sauce. Repeat layering with remaining cheese, roasted vegetables, 4 pieces of lasagne and remaining sauce.

Reduce oven temperature to 375-o F. Cover lasagne with foil; bake 45 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese; continue baking, uncovered, 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Servings: 8

Source: National Pasta Association

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