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Garden Lasagna

vegetable-lasagna RecipeLeigh Beisch

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 1/2 cups (1 pound) chopped zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels or frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 cup 1% low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Cooking spray
  • 9 (about 5 ounces) no-boil lasagna noodles (such as Barilla)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) preshredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini, onion, and carrot; sauté 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from heat; stir in corn, basil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

3. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Place flour in a large saucepan; gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in cottage cheese, Parmesan, nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

4. Spread 1/2 cup white sauce in bottom of an 11- x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 3 noodles over sauce; top with half the vegetable mixture (about 2 cups) and one-third of the remaining white sauce (about 1 cup). Top with 3 noodles, remaining vegetable mixture, half the remaining sauce, and 3 more noodles. Spread the remaining white sauce over noodles. Cover with foil and bake at 400° for 25 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with mozzarella, and bake an additional 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 15 minutes.

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  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 square of lasagna)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving:346
Fat per serving:9g
Saturated fat per serving:5g
Monounsaturated fat per serving:3g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving:1g
Protein per serving:23g
Carbohydrates per serving:44g
Fiber per serving:4g
Cholesterol per serving:27mg
Iron per serving:2mg
Sodium per serving:556mg
Calcium per serving:440mg

Good to Know

Adding vegetables to a lasagna dish boosts the nutrition and adds more flavor. Meatless lasagna is less in saturated fat, but you should still be wary of the fat in the cheeses. Whole grain lasagna pasta is a good source of fiber, helping you feel fuller longer.

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