Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Here's a copy of the lasagna recipe I just posted on AllRecipes.com.

Amy's Garden Vegetable Lasagna
Prep Time: 30-45 minu
Cook Time: 30 minutes Ready In: 0
Yields: 24 servings

"Looking for a way to add more vegetables to our favorite recipes, I adapted my lasagna recipe to include fresh veggies. We love this recipe and hope you do too. Note: this recipe makes two large lasagnas but could easily be halved to only make one. Also, the sauce freezes well if you have any leftovers. Or assemble two lasagnas and freeze one before baking. It's a great timesaver! When you're ready to use the frozen lasagna, cook for 60-90 minutes or until heated through."

20 oz lasagna noodles
2 lbs shredded mozzarella cheese

For the meat sauce:
2 cups grated carrot (I used approx 20 baby carrots)
2 1/2 cups grated zucchini (about 2 medium)
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
3/4 cup chopped onion (we like red but any will do)
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp minced garlic
1 lb ground hamburger
1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
2 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp salt (more or less to taste)
3-4 tbsp red wine
3 15 oz cans tomato sauce
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes

For the cheese filling:
6 cups creamy cottage cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan
4 tbsp dried parsley
4 beaten eggs
4 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil. Add onions, carrots, zucchini and bell pepper and saute until tender. Set aside. Brown hamburger and turkey, draining if necessary. When meat is brown, add garlic. Add vegetables back into pan. Add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Add seasonings and wine and let simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Cook lasagna nodles until tender. For cheese filling, mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Layer ingredients in 2 large baking dishes. (2 9x13 pans recommended). I usually layer noodles, cheese filling, shredded mozzarella and meat sauce until pan is full. Bake lasagna for 30 minutes and let stand 10 minutes before cutting