WHOLE WHEAT VEGETABLE LASAGNA

There’s something about vegetables that make me so happy.

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Maybe it’s because I love bright colors.

Or maybe it’s just because I love vegetables.

Either way, they make me happy.  And that’s a good thing.

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I’ve been wanting to make lasagna for ages and when I came across Lindsay’s recipe the other day and saw just how simple it looked, I decided to bite the bullet and just finally do it!

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And boy am I glad I did.

Not only is this, as Linsday puts it, “skinny” lasagna, but it’s just flippin’ delicious.

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Whole Wheat Vegetable Lasagna (source)

Serves 9

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups chopped veggies of your choice (I used broccoli, zucchini and red and yellow peppers)
  • ½ chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 12 cooked whole grain lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions:

  1. Chop the veggies. Saute the onion and garlic in the oil over medium high heat. Add veggies and saute until tender. Set aside.
  2. Whisk egg into ricotta cheese and stir in fresh spinach.
  3. Pour a little sauce in the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan. Top with 4 lasagna noodles,1/2 cup ricotta mixture, ½ of the veggies, and ¾ cup sauce. Repeat; top entire pan with noodles, remaining sauce, and mozzarella cheese.
  4. Cover and bake for 40 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove foil and bake for 10 minutes more or until cheese is bubbly

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  • http://www.thenondairyqueen.com/ Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

    Vegetables make me so incredibly happy too! Love the colors of this lasagna! Beautiful and delicious!

    • Cait

      Yay! I’m so glad I’m not alone there :)

  • http://www.liztiptopshape.wordpress.com Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    This looks amazing!! I love lasagna — and I LOVE that this one is healthy :D

    • Cait

      :) Me too! Makes my eating the whole pan feel a little bit better :)

      • Kristin

        Looks yum…I am totally making this somes time this week!!

        • Cait

          :) yay!

  • http://www.saywhatyouneedtosayblog.com Lauren

    Oh wow, this really does look fantastic! I love a really good vegetable lasagna. One that’s filled with veggies and not just all cheese. Pinning this now!

    • Cait

      Yay! Let me know what you think if you make it. I absolutely LOVED it!

  • http://pinchofyum.com Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum

    Looks awesome Cait! Now to locate myself some whole wheat lasagna noodles.

    • Cait

      Haha – they weren’t an easy find…and I’m sure that difficulty increases being where you are! It’s a great recipe though – I’ve nearly finished the whole pan myself :) Hats off to you!

  • http://findingblissforme.wordpress.com/ Emily

    Just pinned it! Can’t wait to try it!!!

    • Cait

      Yay! Let me know what you think!

  • http://lifesabowl.com Life’s a Bowl

    Gotta make this for my hubby [and me] ;) Have you ever tried the TJ’s veggie lasagna? I saw it for the first time over the weekend and am tempted to try it!

    • Cait

      I haven’t but I like most of their products so I bet I would like it too! Amy’s makes a really good veggie lasagna too :)

  • http://RDexposed.com Molly @ RDexposed

    No mushrooms? SOLD!

    • Cait

      Ahahaha. I actually ALMOST put them in but my boyfriend hates them so they were omitted :)

  • http://www.myplaceintherace.com Shannon ~ My Place In The Race

    Oh my…that looks so flipping good! :P

    • Cait

      :) It was!

  • http://swankydietitian.com Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian

    I have eaten veggie lasagna many times, but never made it myself. This recipe looks incredible!!!!! Definitely putting it on my must makes list!

    • Cait

      Yay! Let me know what you think. What I love about this recipe is how simple it is! It was my first time making it too and it came out wonderfully!