Recipe Of The Week- Garden Lasagna
This sounds really good! You could use veggies from your own garden or from the farmer’s market.
- 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
- 3 1/2 cups chopped zucchini
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2/3 cup chopped carrot
- 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels or frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
- 1 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 cups 1% low-fat milk
- 1 cup 1% low-fat cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Cooking spray
- 9 (about 5 ounces) no-boil lasagna noodles (such as Barilla)
- 1 cup (4 ounces) preshredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
*When I make this I will use gluten-free noodles and cornstarch instead of flour to make this gluten free.
1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini, onion, and carrot; saute until lightly browned. Remove from heat; stir in corn, basil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
3. Place flour (or cornstarch) in a large saucepan; gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in cottage cheese, Parmesan, nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
4. Spread 1/2 cup white sauce in bottom of an 11- x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 3 noodles over sauce; top with half the vegetable mixture (about 2 cups) and one-third of the remaining white sauce (about 1 cup). Top with 3 noodles, remaining vegetable mixture, half the remaining sauce, and 3 more noodles. Spread the remaining white sauce over noodles. Cover with foil and bake at 400° for 25 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with mozzarella, and bake an additional 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 15 minutes.