Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Bell Pepper & Broccoli Vegetable Lasagna

I've had this recipe forever. Seriously, I intend I pulled it from a journal dorsum inward college - as well as that was quite roughly fourth dimension ago. Of course, I tweaked as well as tinkered amongst the master copy recipe.  Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 lot.  I tin thence rarely simply instruct out a recipe alone.  Messin' amongst a recipe is simply all part of the fun for me!

Serve this meatless primary dish upward amongst roughly crusty breadstuff as well as a overnice salad, as well as you lot accept a wonderful vegetarian meal. I oft brand this when I'm taking a repast to someone, peculiarly when I'm non certain of their nutrient preferences. It freezes well, too, making it a corking make-ahead option.

Don't ya simply dear when a dish is versitile similar that?

This recipe calls for a mixture of onions, carrots, cherry as well as light-green bell pepper, as well as broccoli. I purpose a combination of whatever color bell peppers I accept - inward the flick below, you lot tin run across I've used yellow, orange, as well as cherry bell peppers. You tin also substitute spinach for the broccoli, or purpose near whatever combination of veggies you'd like!  Ahhhh, flexibility.

A rainbow of veggies!

If you've got i handy, a nutrient processor makes super quick function of shredding the carrots.  I highly encourage dirtying upward the ol' nutrient processor for this step.

It's worth dirtyin' upward the nutrient processor for the carrots

To assemble, layer your beautiful colorful veggie mixture amongst noodles as well as cheese. I set simply a tiny chip of vegetables inward the bottom of my baking dish to tumble out my bottom layer of noodles from sticking - similar this:

Veggies inward the bottom assistance tumble out the noodles from sticking

Then create upward your layers ...  Noodles.  Cheese mixture.  Veggies.  Noodles.  Cheese mixture.  Veggies.  You instruct the picture.

Top amongst roughly additional cheese ...

Ready for the oven

... as well as bake 'til the cheese is overnice as well as melty.  Oh, dee-licious.

Dig in!

Bell Pepper & Broccoli Vegetable Lasagna
About 9-12 lasagna noodles
ii T. butter
1 large onion, chopped
ii carrots, shredded
1 cherry bell pepper
1 light-green or yellowish bell pepper
1 (15 oz.) container ricotta cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen chopped broccoli, thawed as well as drained
ii c. shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1.  Prepare noodles every bit directed on package; drain.

2.  Cut peppers inward sparse strips. Saute onion, carrots, as well as peppers inward butter until onion is simply turning translucent. Spoon into a large bowl; add together broccoli.

3.  Add tabular array salt to ricotta cheese.

4.  Spray a 9x13" baking dish amongst cooking spray. Sprinkle a tiny amount of vegetable mixture inward the bottom of the baking dish, simply to tumble out noodles from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Place iii or four lasagna noodles (depending on pan's width) inward the the bottom of the pan; transcend amongst 1/2 of ricotta mixture, 1/3 of vegetable mixture, as well as 1/3 of Monterey Jack cheese. Repeat. Top amongst final iii (or 4) noodles; thence transcend amongst remaining vegetables as well as Monterey Jack.

5.  Bake at 350 degrees for near 20-25 minutes, or until heated through as well as cheese is melted.