Recipe of the Week: Less-On-Ya Lasagna

Less – On – Ya Lasagnalasagna

Roasted vegetable lasagna with four kinds of cheese

3 cups sliced portobello mushrooms

2 medium zucchini, unpeeled, sliced

1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1 large yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1 large red onion, thinly sliced

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 tsp balsamic or red wine vinegar

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tsp each dried rosemary and dried oregano

1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

1 cup low-fat (1%) cottage cheese

1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 egg white

12 lasagna noodles, uncooked

3 -4 cups of your favourite low-fat spagetti sauce

1 ½ cups shredded part skim mozzarella or swiss cheese.

¨Spray a large roasting pan with non stick spray. Add mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers, onion, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, rosemary, and oregano. Mix well, until vegetables are coated with seasonings. Roast, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 25 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking time.

¨While vegetables are roasting , prepare cheese filling and cook pasta. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta and cottage cheese and egg white. Mix well. Refrigerate until ready to use. Prepare lasagna noodles according to package directions. Drain well. Rinse with cold water and drain again.

¨To assemble lasagna, spray a 9 X 13 inch baking dish with non stick spray. Spread ¼ spagetti sauce over bottom of pan. Arrange 4 lasagna noodles, 3 lengthwise and one crosswise, over the sauce. Spread ½ cheese filling over noodles, followed by 1/3 roasted vegetables. Sprinkle vegetables with 1/3 mozzarella. Repeat laying: 4 noodles, ½ cheese filling, 1/3 roasted vegetables and 1/3 mozzarella. Layer final 4 noodles over mozzarella, followed by remaining spagetti sauce. Top sauce with remaining roasted vegetables.

¨Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove lasagna from oven, sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and parsley and return to oven uncovered, for 5 more minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 8 servings.

Crazy Plates
By Janet and Greta Podleski

Nutrition Facts: Per Serving: 353 calories, 9.1 g fat, 3.1 g saturated fat, 22.9 g fiber, 19 mg cholesterol, 618.6 mg sodium %calories from fat:23