- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
- 1 medium carrot, shredded
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 5 plum tomatoes, chopped
- 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1 small yellow summer squash, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 1 small zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 6 lasagna noodles
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add red pepper, carrot and onion; cook and stir until crisp-tender. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, yellow squash, zucchini and garlic; cook and stir until squashes are crisp-tender.
- Stir in tomato paste, broth, brown sugar and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions; drain.
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix egg and ricotta cheese. Spread 1 cup vegetable mixture into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Layer with two noodles (trim to fit pan), half of the ricotta mixture, about 1-1/2 cups vegetable mixture and two additional noodles. Top with remaining ricotta mixture, noodles and vegetable mixture.
- Sprinkle with cheeses and Italian seasoning. Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Made this today and everyone–husband, daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter–loved it. Did not change anything except for adding a little Parmesan to the ricotta mixture. This is a keeper, and will be good as a Lenten meal.
Made this as is. It was delicious. Even my meat eating husband loved it. Will definitely make again.
Made this tonight and it was amazing! I did not have yellow squash so I doubled the zucchini and I don’t like mushrooms so I used green peppers in addition to the red. Other than that I made as directed. I will definitely make again and put in my meal rotation!
This was tasty and worth the work.
First time rating a recipe but this one was great. Makes a lot though for two people but freezes very well.
I made this for supper tonight with the abundance of vegetables from my garden. It was excellent! The only thing I did differently was use green pepper instead of mushrooms since I’m not a fan. My husband thought it was a nice change from traditional lasagna, which he loves.