Didi Dalaba Recipe

White Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

By Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl


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6-8
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This recipe is so full of flavor and creamy.... noone will ever miss the meat!!
I have been making this recipe for quite a number of years. I'm alway's look for new ways of incorporating veggies to my family's diet!
Have used various vegetables as well, roasted, the sweetness of the vegetables is next to none!

There are other vegetable lasagna dishes out there, but they call for "whole roasted veggies", our family likes the consistency of the pureed!

This recipe is very, very easy. The only "hard part", is waiting for the veggies to roast! A plus is not cooking your noodles beforehand, the sauce cooks them to perfection!!

I hope your family enjoy's this dish as much as mine!!

Ingredients

VEGETABLES
2 medium
eggplants
2 small
zucchini's
4 small
tomatoes
8 clove
garlic
1/4 c
olive oil
1 1/2 tsp
kosher salt & 1 tsp pepper
1/4 c
parmesan cheese
CHEESE FILLING
15 oz
(1 container) ricotta cheese *i used part skim*
1/4 c
fresh parsley chopped
1/4 c
chicken broth
1/4 c
parmesan cheese
1 tsp
salt
pinch of pepper
BECHAMEL SAUCE
3 c
milk
5 Tbsp
flour
2 1/2 Tbsp
butter or margarine
1/3 c
parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
pinch of pepper
ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS
1 c
roasted red peppers in olive oil *drained*
1 can(s)
chicken broth (14.5 oz)
1 small
onion diced
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 pkg
lasagna noodles, uncooked
3 Tbsp
chopped fresh parsley
2 c
mozzarella cheese, low-fat
1/4 c
white wine

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325F. Set the parmesan to the side to use later. On a baking sheet wrapped with aluminum foil. Lay your cleaned veggies. Score the eggplant vertically to insert 4 cloves of garlic into the eggplants. Drizzle with olive oil, kosher salt and pepper.
2
Bake 1hr to 1hr and 15 minutes till veggies are nicely roasted and a little charred.
3
While veggies are roasting, you can prepare your cheese filling. In a small bowl, add your ricotta, your parmesan cheese, parsley, salt & pepper. Start stirring, the mixture will be thick. Add 1/4 c of chicken broth, and stir thoroughly. Chill till ready to use.
4
Meanwhile, dice your onion and saute it with 2 tbls of olive oil. Just till tender and starting to carmelize, set aside. Once the veggies are roasted, let them cool till able to handle. In a food processor, add all the veggies, as is. The sauteed onion, 1 c of roasted red peppers, 1/4 c of wine, 1/4 c of chicken broth and parsley. Whizz in processor. Add the 1/4 c of parmesan cheese, and whizz for a more seconds.
5
In a 13 x 9" pan, spray with nonstick spray. Lay 4 noodles over bottom. Add veggie puree.
6
Dallop the ricotta mixture over the veggie puree.
7
Sprinkle with mozz. cheese.
8
Lay another layer of noodles over and continue to layer until you reach the top. (I got 3 layers). Pour the remaining can of chicken broth all over the lasagna set aside.
9
In a saucepan prepare you bechamel sauce. Melt your butter, add your flour, cook it for about 1 minute or so, add your milk and whisking constantly, continue to whisk till mixture has thickened. Turn off heat, add your parmesan cheese and your pepper. Pour over lasagna and spread. Sprinkle your nutmeg. Wrap tightly with aluminum foil. Set on a cookie sheet and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 15 minutes.
10
Let cool about 10 minutes cut into squares of your choice.

Enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Roasts
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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21 Comments

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Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl
Apr 2, 2012
Thank you Cindy (xoxo). Please keep us posted Cat!
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cindy sandberg cindyLs
Apr 2, 2012
Yay! Looking forward to your review!
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Cat Peters catp
Apr 2, 2012
Ok - I see that now. Different- but if that's how this site rolls, that's fine. Actually I might just be the first to rate this - going to try it this weekend.
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Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl
Apr 1, 2012
Thank you Cindy!!! *xoxoxoxoxoxo*

Exactly to the tee what Cindy just said...
This is a very "friendly, hey what's up forum"... so comments could be members just talking amongst themselves. I'm sorry it's frustrating for you.
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cindy sandberg cindyLs
Apr 1, 2012
Cat-the people on this site tend to be conversational and friendly. If we think something looks good, we say so...just like we would to a friend we were "hanging out with" looking at a recipe book or something. Sometimes that sparks a whole conversation about who knows what! The comments section is used for all kinds of conversation...not JUST recipe reviews. I can see how that could be frustrating if you are used to recipe sites that are not as interactive and the only comments are reviews, but this site is just not like that. It helps with the frustration if you just realize from the outset that when you click on a recipe and read the comments, you're going to encounter a lot of "visiting"! Of course, you could always make the recipe and then give the rest of us a review...someone has to be first, after all! :)