Veggie Lasagna With Meat Recipe

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Veggie Lasagna with Meat

Gary Hancq


No, this isn't an oxymoron.

And -- The flour and durum wheat and semolina producers aren't going to like me for this one. The Gluten or Wheat intolerance folks will like this.

I substitute very thin sliced Potatoes, Zucchini and Egg Plant for the traditional noodles. Layer a mixed combination of them in each layer. And, I prefer a meat sauce.

It's a Keeper.

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8 to 12


20 Min


1 Hr 30 Min


2 large
potatoes choice skin on/off sliced very thin
2 small
zucchini sliced thin skin on/off
1 medium
egg plant sliced very thin skin on/off
8 oz
ricotta cheese
16 oz
cottage cheese
1 jar(s)
spaghetti sauce with/without meat (see note)
1 Tbsp
italian seasoning dry
3 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
3 oz
parmesan cheese
3 to 4 oz
mozarella, provolone or fontina cheese or combo
salt and pepper
pats of butter 2 teaspoons to top

Directions Step-By-Step

I use an 8" by 12" glass pyrex baking dish for this. Add a light coat of Olive Oil and rub and line dish.
Wash and slice thin the Potatoes, Zucchini and Egg Plant. Mix the Ricotta and Cottage Cheese well.
Start with thin layer of veggie combination, sprinkle on a very little Italian Seasoning. Then add thin layer of cheese mixture. Then thin layer a Spaghetti Sauce. Continue with additional layers of Veggies, Cheese and Sauce. Add a little Salt and Pepper if you must.
Every second or third layer add a few thin slices of Mozzarella, Provolone or Fontina Cheese.
Finish with a layer of sauce, and a few strips of the thin sliced cheese. Add two pats of Butter (2 Teaspoons) and drizzle with a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Cover dish with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour 30 minutes. Remove foil and add a couple additional slices of cheese last 10 or 15 minutes.
Serve with Salad (Italian Dressing or Vinegar and Oil), warm sliced Italian Bread with a EVOO and Parmesan topping, And a fine glass of Chianti Wine. Ciao
NOTE: I like a meat sauce, if you choose meatless sauce you have a true Veggie Lasagna. You might try my "Spaghetti Sauce -- Italiano" with meat, (which see.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy