Sunday, December 8, 2013

Jyoti's Guest post - Vegetable Lasagna

Friends can be life savers!Jyoti has come to my rescue when I'm having this winter shutdown my brain is always sleeping but i just can't stay away from the blog. So this is what friends do in times of need come to our rescue.Jyoti is my junior college friend we used to stay across the road i had to pass by her home to goto school. Even when we went to different engineering colleges we used to do combined studies, really missing those days.Now Jyoti is located in the US and is a beautiful mom to two lil pretty girls.




Vegetable Lasagna


Ingredients
Barilla Oven ready Lasagne (Choose the packet where no boiling is required)
Marinara sauce (3 cups)
Zucchini and yellow squash
Olive oil
15 ounce ricotta cheese'4 cups mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper

Step 1: Cook the squash
Peel and cut the squash (zucchini + yellow squash) and slice them into 1/4 inch circles. Cover with olive oil,  sprinkle salt and pepper and broil it in the oven for 10 minutes.
Tip: You can also saute these vegetables. Eggplant (Brinjal) or any other squashy vegetables can be used for variation

Step 2: Prepare the cheese mixture [While you prep, you can now preheat the oven to 375 F]
In a bowl combine ricotta, 2 cups mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Add 1 and 1/2 cup marinara sauce to the mixture

Step 3: Layer
Grease with oil a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. For the bottom layer, pour one cup marinara sauce and spread evenly. Top with 3 sheets of oven-ready lasagne. The sheets will expand while baking. Spread cheese mixture evenly on the lasagne. Next, add a layer of vegetables and finish with Mozzarella cheese. Repeat the pattern (Lasagne, cheese mixture, vegetables and mozzarella). Complete two sets. For the final layer top with three sheets of lasagne and pour remaining sauce, top with remaining cheese mixture and finish with mozzarella.

Step 4: Bake
Cover with foil and place in preheated oven, bake for 25 minutes. Once baked, remove foil and bake additional 5 minutes to brown the cheese.

Stepwise pictures :




Thanks Jyoti for the lovely picture and yummy recipe.


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