Veggie Lasagna with Meat

Veggie Lasagna With Meat Recipe

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Gary Hancq

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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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8 to 12
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients

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  • 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
  • dash(es)
    salt and pepper
  • 2
    pats of butter 2 teaspoons to top

How to Make Veggie Lasagna with Meat

Step-by-Step

  1. I use an 8" by 12" glass pyrex baking dish for this. Add a light coat of Olive Oil and rub and line dish.
  2. Wash and slice thin the Potatoes, Zucchini and Egg Plant. Mix the Ricotta and Cottage Cheese well.
  3. 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.
  4. Every second or third layer add a few thin slices of Mozzarella, Provolone or Fontina Cheese.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.)

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About Veggie Lasagna with Meat

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




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