Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lasagna

Lasagna is a wonderful dish that will make you seem like a really good cook, even if you aren't! Its impressive, but very easy to make. If you love cheese, this recipe is the best. It's one of my favorite foods! I got this recipe from "Okay, So Now You're A Vegetarian"

2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
6 large tomatoes, chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil, OR 2 teaspoons dried
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Cooked lasagna noodles (6-8 of them)
1 zucchini, diced
8-9 mushrooms, diced
3 cups spinach leaves
2 cups low-fat ricotta cheese
2 cups grated low-fat mozzarella
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
2. Puree the tomatoes in a food processor (or blender!). Add the tomatoes to the skillet. Add the oregano, basil, and pepper and simmer for 15 minutes.
3. Coat a 13 x 9-inch glass baking pan with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Spoon out enough tomato sauce to cover the bottom of the pan. Put a layer of 3 (or 4) lasagna noodles over the sauce, then layer with half of the zucchini, mushrooms, and spinach, and half the cheese. Repeat, then cover with the remaining tomato sauce. Bake until heated through, about 40 minutes. Serve immediately.

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