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No-Noodle Vegetable Lasagna

5
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
1 hr
Serves
12
Difficulty
Moderate
Roasted vegetable strips replace noodles in this recipe. Add some heat by flavouring the ricotta with crushed red pepper flakes or minced garlic.

Ingredients

eggplant(s)

1 medium, trimmed, sliced lengthwise in 0.5 cm (1/4-in) thic

uncooked zucchini

2 large, trimmed, sliced lengthwise in 0.5 cm (1/4-in) thic

egg(s)

1 large, beaten

part-skim ricotta cheese

¾ pound(s)

basil

¼ cup(s), fresh, cut into thin strips

grated Parmesan cheese

½ oz, high-quality recommended, divided

store bought marinara sauce

4 cup(s), divided

shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

½ pound(s), divided

Instructions

  1. To roast vegetables, preheat oven to 200°C(400°F). Coat two baking sheets with cooking spray. Place eggplant on one prepared baking sheet and place zucchini on other prepared baking sheet; coat vegetables with cooking spray. Roast 8 minutes; turn over vegetables and roast for 7 to 10 minutes more (total roasting time should not exceed 20 minutes or the vegetables will get too mushy); remove from oven and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine egg, ricotta cheese, basil and 60 ml (1/4 cup) Parmesan cheese; set aside.
  3. When vegetables are done, reduce oven temperature to 180°C(350°F).
  4. To assemble lasagna, coat bottom and sides of a 36 cm X 20 cm (14- X 8-inch) baking dish with cooking spray. Spread a thin layer of sauce about65 to 80 ml(1/4 to 1/3 cup) on bottom of pan. Layer eggplant over sauce (use all the slices, even if you have to overlap them). Cover eggplant with half of marinara sauce and then spread half of ricotta mixture on top; sprinkle with half of mozzarella cheese. Top mozzarella cheese with zucchini and cover zucchini with remaining marinara sauce; spread with remaining ricotta mixture and then sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake until the bottom starts to bubble, about 35 to 40 minutes. Remove lasagna from oven and allow it to rest for about 15 to 20 minutes before slicing into 12 pieces. Yields 1 piece per serving.

Notes

Use a mandoline to slice the vegetables, if possible. If you do not have a mandoline and you cannot cut long, even slices of the eggplant and zucchini with your knife, you can slice them into 0.5 cm (1/4-inch) rounds instead.

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