|Preparation Time||35 Minutes|
|Cook Time||1 Hour|
|Total Time||1 Hour, 35 Minutes|
|Main Ingredient||Lasagna Noodles; Broccoli; Bell Peppers; Onion|
|Category||Rice & Grains; Vegetables|
|Cook Method||Baking; Boiling; Sautï¿½ing|
|Diet||Low Cholesterol; High Protein; Vegetarian|
12 lasagna noodles
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 heads fresh broccoli, chopped
2 carrots, thinly sliced
1 large onion, chopped
2 green bell peppers, chopped
2 small zucchini, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
One 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
One 8-ounce container small curd cottage cheese
24 ounces ricotta cheese
2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
Preheat the oven to 375ï¿½F. Coat a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
Cook the lasagna noodles according to package directions, then drain.
In a large cast-iron skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the broccoli, carrots, onions, bell peppers, zucchini, and garlic. Sautï¿½ the vegetables for 7 minutes, then set aside.
Whisk flour and milk in a medium saucepan until blended. Bring the sauce to a boil over medium heat. Cook until thick (approximately 5 minutes), stirring constantly. Add 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper to the saucepan. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly, then remove the saucepan from the heat. Add the spinach and stir. Set aside 1/2 cup of the spinach mixture. Mix the cottage and ricotta cheeses in a small bowl, stirring well.
Spread 1/2 cup of the spinach mixture onto the bottom of the casserole dish. Layer the noodles, ricotta mixture, vegetables, spinach mixture, and 2 cups of mozzarella cheese, ending with the noodles. Top with the reserved 1/2 cup of spinach mixture, 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese.
Place casserole dish in oven and bake until lightly browned on top (approximately 35 minutes). Before serving, allow the lasagna to cool for approximately 10 minutes.
Calories: 380 cal
Total fat: 15g
Dietary fiber: 4g