The Best Vegetable Lasagna

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups pasta sauce (like Classico Spicy Tomato and Pesto)
  • 16 ounces 2% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 9 whole wheat lasagna noodles
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese
  • Approximately 4 cups mixed vegetables (I used spinach, carrots, sundried tomatoes, and zucchini)

Preheat oven to 400*.  Spray 11 X 8 glass casserole dish.

  1. Combine cottage and parmesan cheeses.
  2. Place 3 uncooked noodles in pan.
  3. Cover with 1 cup pasta sauce, 1/3 cheese mixture, 1/3 vegetables, and 1/3 mozzarella.
  4. Repeat 2 more times.
  5. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake one hour.

Makes about 8 servings, ~350 kcal per serving.

{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

1 BethT February 16, 2008 at 11:00 am

YUM!!! Thanks to MIL for sharing!

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2 Justy2003 February 20, 2008 at 10:45 am

Do you know what kind of mozzarella the MIL used? Grated, fresh, shredded? This looks really yummy and I might have to give it a try! :)

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3 Kath February 20, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Justy,
She used whole milk shredded mozzarella. I think you could easily use part-skim, but I wouldn’t use fat free.

Kath

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4 Laura February 20, 2008 at 2:04 pm

Are the vegetables supposed to be raw or cooked (i.e. sauteed) before adding them into the baking dish?

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5 Leah February 20, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Thanks Kath! I’m definitely going to be making this! I’m wondering what I can substitute for the sundried tomatoes though. I don’t care for them much.. maybe just regular tomatoes? The zucchini sounds amazing in it though!

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6 Kath February 20, 2008 at 9:03 pm

Laura,
The veggies should be raw but chopped. I asked my MIL in person tonight!

Leah,
The recipe actually called for fresh tomatoes but since they are so gross in the middle of winter she used sun-dried. I think slices of roma would be delish!

Kath

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7 Laura March 19, 2008 at 9:17 am

I made this last night and it was amazing!! I added a sprinkling of chopped basil throughout the layers which made it smell even better. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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8 Nancy July 23, 2008 at 5:52 pm

Kath,
For the “Best Vegetable Lasagna”, you said the noodles were uncooked. Are they the oven-ready noodles or just the regular. I wasn’t sure if the regular noodles, uncooked, would soften during cooking.
Thanks
Nancy

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9 Kath July 23, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Nancy ,
My mother in law made this recipe – I just ate it. But I’m pretty sure that she used regular dry lasagna noodles and put them in the pan dry – as in she didn’t boil them first.

Kath

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10 Justy2003 July 23, 2008 at 8:23 pm

Nancy-When I made this lasagna I used regular whole wheat noodles uncooked. All the sauces and juices from the veggies softened them up. Enjoy…it was definitely tasty! I may have to make this again soon…

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11 Joanna September 2, 2008 at 1:55 pm

I am going to make this tonight… and I realize that I have frozen spinach.. should I cook that first or just put it in frozen?

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12 Kath September 2, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Joanna ,
I would thaw it out and strain it well to get the moisture out first. Enjoy!

Kath

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13 Joanna September 7, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Kath –
Thanks so much for the quick reply… too bad I forgot to check back! I ended up putting it in frozen.. but you know it still came out awesome. My husband loved this lasagna.. and he isn’t big on vegtables! He said it is the best lasagna he has ever had! =) I am so glad that I’ve found your blog!

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14 Barbara December 22, 2008 at 5:00 pm

Can this be made in advance and frozen to be cooked later?

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15 Kath December 22, 2008 at 5:04 pm

Barbara ,
I have no idea, but I don’t see why not?

Kath

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16 Dana February 12, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Very easy and very good! I definitely agree it is the “Best”. I loved that you could prep everything the night before and then assemble it in 10 minutes. Thanks! :)

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17 Toaster Recipes June 3, 2009 at 6:32 pm

I prefer chopped eggplant, onions, celery, mushrooms, tomatoes, zucchini, artichokes…basically anything that would taste good with mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce, if that is your base. Getting creative with it…makes it a yummy dish!

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18 Melodie September 5, 2009 at 1:46 pm

This lasagna is wonderful however I do add a little more cheese but was amazed that cottage cheese tastes just as good as ricotta…thank you to my sister Joanna for turning me onto this blog

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19 Torry October 15, 2009 at 12:40 pm

I have made this twice for my husband this month and lurrrve it! I am so glad to have found your site Kath! This recipe is an A+!

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20 Kristi November 6, 2009 at 2:52 pm

I made this last night and it was wonderful! Probably the best lasagna I have ever made. I love your blog by the way. I happened to find it googling ‘veg. lasagna’. I am anxious to try more of your recipes. Thank you-Kristi

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21 Organic Ashley December 16, 2009 at 5:07 pm

this was really great Kath. My boyfriend and I made it last night and we both really enjoyed it. The cottage cheese was a wonderful substitution and we didn’t miss the ricotta at all. Thanks again for another great recipe.

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22 shelley November 8, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Hi there…just wondering if this lasagna recipe freezes well???? I am looking for a wonderful tasting lasagna that I can make ahead for those busy days when I just want to take something out of the freezer and plop in the oven and relax till the timer goes off!!!

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23 Emma November 19, 2010 at 5:17 am

I saw the question asked if the noodles were cooked at all before it was baked, was that ever determined? Thanks:)

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24 Kath November 19, 2010 at 9:01 am

Yes, in the response below the question! They are uncooked

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25 Jill December 26, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Just popped this in the oven….hug Karen 4 me! :)

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26 Bernice March 23, 2011 at 11:12 am

Excellent receipes. Easy to follow and ingredients that

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27 katie jones May 12, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Just made this, sooo yummmy! Thank you and the MIL.

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28 Julie September 9, 2011 at 8:25 pm

This was awesome and so easy.. doubled it and used onion, zuke, eggplant, portabello mushrooms, carrots and sun dried tomatoes.. Found your blog by googling “best vegetable lasagna” can’t wait to try some more of your recipes

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29 KathEats September 9, 2011 at 8:26 pm

So glad!

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30 George & Kathy Shields September 15, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Hey Kath,

My wife and I tried this recipe this week. Awesome! We both loved it. I was a little skeptical of carrots in lasagna, but it really makes for a great texture. The sun-dried tomatoes really make a difference!

George & Kathy

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31 KathEats September 15, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Wonderful! So glad you liked it!

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32 seana October 5, 2011 at 9:59 am

Karen”s lasagna looked yummy. I just made one with eggplant last week. I think I’ll try hers next. I bet roasted red peppers or fresh would be a nice addition. Please send Karen a thank you from me for her recipe! PS: I guess my name card holders for the bakery didn’t work out :) I am awrding myself an A for effort tho :) Congrats on the new home!!!

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33 BethT December 16, 2011 at 6:22 pm

I use this recipe all the time but lost my printed copy…came back for another one and love the fact that I was the first commenter back in ’08! :)

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34 KathEats December 16, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Haha – awesomeness!

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35 Bridget Jopson February 7, 2012 at 4:37 am

Yum! That looks super good!

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36 Start seeds February 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm

It’s a beautiful shot.simple but full of meaning, zen photography .. I really like this.

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37 Craig Wright March 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I’m going to make this tonight for Three adults and three kids. I think I will try some basil pesto instead of the leaves. Sounds Awesome and appears very easy to make, Can’t wait.

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38 Idtwin July 1, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Kath -
This is without a doubt THE best and easiest to prepare vegetable lasagna I’ve ever eaten! I’m going through all the vegetarian recipes at your site right now. I’d rate it a winner!

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39 KathEats July 1, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Glad!

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40 Melissa September 17, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I put in best easy vegetable lasagne in google and found this one. My husband and son loved it! And so easy to make. A real winner!

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41 bonnie September 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm

How can I make this so My grandson with diabetis can each a good portion

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42 Teena October 18, 2012 at 8:48 am

Hi Kathy,
I am going to make this tomorrow for a friend’s 50th bday but am still not clear on whether it’s “regular” lasagna noodles that you’d usually boil that are put in uncooked, or the store bought oven ready noodles that I need to purchase?
Please reply as soon as you can…Need to get to grocery store!
Thanks so much….looks delicious!
Teena*

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43 KathEats October 18, 2012 at 9:06 am

I think you could use either, but these are regular

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44 Ally February 7, 2013 at 10:40 am

This was DELICIOUS and takes a total of ten minutes to prepare before popping in the oven. My husband has requested it multiple times. YUM.

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