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How To Make Homemade Vegetarian Lasagna

Homemade Vegetarian Lasagna

Lasagna

Ingredients

  • 3 small or 1-2 large zucchini (enough for about 25 slices)
  •  ⅓ onion, chopped  
  •  14.5 oz diced tomato
  •   8 oz tomato sauce
  •  ½ tsp garlic salt
  •   ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 TBS fresh basil
  •   2 TBS fresh oregano
  •    1 TBS fresh thyme
  •   ½ cup Parmesan
  •  10 oz ricotta
  •      1 egg
  •     8 oz mozzarella

Instructions

  1. Cut zucchini into ⅛ inch thick strips.
  2. Lay zucchini out on paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Cover with additional paper towels.
  3. Put olive oil and chopped onion in a saute pan over medium heat. Saute for about 5 minutes until onions are golden.
  4. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic salt and garlic powder.
  5. Stir everything together and allow to simmer for a few minutes.
  6. Add fresh herbs when you are done simmering and remove from heat.
  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  8. In a small bowl combine, egg, ricotta and Parmesan
  9. Spread some sauce on the bottom of your pan.
  10. Layer 1 layer of zucchini across the sauce.
  11. Top zucchini with about ⅓ of ricotta mixture.
  12. Top ricotta with ¼ of mozzarella.
  13. Top cheese with more sauce and repeat steps 10-13.
  14. End with zucchini, sauce then mozzarella.
  15. Cover pan with foil and bake for 35 minutes.
  16. Remove foil and bake uncovered for another 15-20 minutes until cheese is golden.
  17. Remove from oven and let rest for about 5 minutes before eating.