Super Veggie Lasagna

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Super Veggie Lasagna

This super veggie lasagna takes only minutes to prepare and is a family favorite. It is a healthy lasagna, packed with vegetables, and lacking much of the saturated fat and sodium found in traditional lasagnas. Our recipe makes every effort to retain the delicious taste of an Italian favorite, but you can enjoy it guilt-free because we have cleaned it up. This veggie lasagna recipe is sure to be a family favorite for many years to come.

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Italian cuisine is one of the most popular options out there, but unfortunately, it is not always great for your health. White pasta is loaded with simple carbohydrates and Italian dishes are usually loaded with cheese. Using canned or jar sauces can also make for an unhealthy dish because these sauces are sometimes packed with preservatives and sugar. This recipe offers a compromise: you get all the convenience of a “quick” lasagna, but the recipe is much healthier than many already out there

Super Veggie Lasagna

Super Veggie Lasagna

Yield: 12 servings | Serving size: 1/12 of the lasagna | Calories: 279 | Total Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 384mg | Carbohydrates: 37g | Dietary Fiber: 7g | Sugars: 9g | Protein: 17g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6 |

Ingredients

  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 3 cups frozen spinach
  • 1 medium bell pepper, chopped (any color)
  • 3-1/4 cups diced fresh tomatoes
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce, no salt added (we used Hunt’s brand)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 pound brown mushrooms
  • 1 (12-ounce) package whole-wheat lasagna noodles, cooked to package directions
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 8 ounces grated mozzarella (2 cups)
  • Chopped fresh basil for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients, except the noodles and cheeses, in a large mixing bowl. Stir well to combine. Layer in a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking dish: noodles, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/2 the veggie mix, noodles, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, remaining veggie mix, noodles, remaining Parmesan cheese, and all the mozzarella. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Garnish with a bit of fresh, chopped basil, if desired. This recipe is featured in our new cookbook, Skinny Ms. Superfoods...check it out here!
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14 Comments on "Super Veggie Lasagna"

  1. Sgifford73  August 10, 2012

    Lasagne is my daughter's ultimate favorite food! She hates veggies though. Wonder if she'd notice?

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    • Candice  March 18, 2013

      If u grind them in with sauce she won't notice I put min in the vitamix. But I am sure any food processor will work

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  2. Angie  September 6, 2012

    I made this for dinner tonight. I followed the directions exactly and even anticipated that the vegetables may weep moisture while cooking so I made sure to extract as much moisture out of all the vegetables as I could prior to incorporating them into the tomato sauce. Much to my dismay, when I removed the baked lasagna out of the oven there was about 1/2 inch of vegetable juices that had weeped out during the baking process. The flavor was good was due to the overwhelming amount of juice in the bottom of the dish, which led to a less then attractive plating, I don't think I will be preparing this particular dish again.

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  3. Teri Bronson Riedlin  September 12, 2012

    Maybe using the noodles dry would soak up the extra liquid. I never cook lasagna noodles ahead of time. I add a little water to my sauce and the noodles cook while the dish is baking.

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  4. Sally  June 13, 2013

    I know this sounds crazy, but where is the actual recipe for this meal? it looks delish, but it isn't listed, and clicking on the title bring me right back here, and the picture just enlarges.

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  5. Amber Nobles Hansen  July 16, 2013

    Have you tried this in the slow cooker? I have a great lasagna recipe for the slow cooker, but would love to try a healthier version with more veggies. Thoughs?

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    • Skinny Ms.  July 17, 2013

      Amber, Sure…just follow your slow cooker lasagna recipe and add veggies.

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    • Barbara Ann  July 26, 2013

      I am sure it would be fine in the slo cooker, I just wouldn't cook the noodles…

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  6. sayseal75  July 26, 2013

    This looks amazing!! I am not a fan of ricotta and am happy to find a recipe that doesn't have any at all! I will typically only eat lasagne if I've made it so I know the amount of ricotta is reduced. Yippee! Any suggestions for what to substitute for the red peppers (I am not a fan)?

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    • Skinny Ms.  July 27, 2013

      Jen, I would just leave out the bell pepper since there are already a good amount of veggies.

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  7. Bpacha  July 29, 2013

    this recipe is not 100% Veggie, it contains cheese.

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  8. Donna  August 20, 2014

    Just tried this recipe, and it was soo delicious! Next time I make it, however, I will make an alteration. I found that the 3rd (top) layer of noodles came out to be tough; difficult to cut and chew. I will probably put more noodles on the bottom and on the 2nd layer, and no noodles on the very top, so that the noodles can soak up the tomato sauce and come out tender. But it was such a yummy recipe otherwise!

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    • SkinnyMs  August 21, 2014

      Donna, Putting tomato sauce over the top is an excellent suggestion. Thanks and we're glad you liked the recipe:).

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