Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Veterans 24-Hour Interval Vegetarian Lasagna

Happy Veterans Day to all veterans! 

Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna


Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my father-in-law (World War II), my grandad (World War I), my blood brother who served inwards Vietnam, too thence many uncles (World War II) one uncle really survived the Battle of the Bulge too is nonetheless live today.  Thanks Uncles Ray!  And to all my neighbors who direct hold served several tours inwards Iraq, too our friend Tim currently inwards Afghanistan.  Thank you.


Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna


My Christmas Cactus is blooming already.  I justice that agency the holidays are on the way.

Speaking of holidays, today nosotros had 1 of those lovely paid-holidays from piece of occupation 🙂  So I decided to brand homemade marinara too lasagna.  It doesn’t await exactly like lasagna from Olive Garden or Carrabba’s, but it certain is tasty!  I powerfulness add together that it is a much healthier version with fewer calories too lower fatty grams too.


Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna

I direct hold a wonderful one-time cookbook my Mom gave me sometime simply about 1987.  Mom e'er had our best interests at take in when it came to our health.  She oftentimes bought cookbooks for dieters too shared them amongst me too my sister. Some of the cookbooks turned out to live not-so-great, but this 1 has been 1 of my favorites.  The championship is The Good Book of Nutrition, a Guide to Healthful Eating sponsored yesteryear The American Cancer Society.  My woman rear died of thorax cancer inwards 1992 too had an before battle amongst cancer inwards the slow 1970’s but she e'er maintained a salubrious weight too tried to swallow correct her entire life.


I direct hold oftentimes referred dorsum to this cookbook too LOVE the marinara recipe.  I can’t commence to count the position out of times I’ve made this recipe.  My hubby too I both dear it.  Like many marinara recipes it has alone a few ingredients too is really simple.


Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna


Chop the onion too mince 2 cloves of garlic.  Saute both inwards olive crude until transparent.

Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna


In a blender or nutrient processor, puree tomatoes amongst juice.


Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna


Pureed too ready to go!

Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna


Pour the pureed tomatoes, love apple tree sauce, love apple tree paste, wine, basil, too saccharide into the sauteed onion mixture.  Add a bay leaf, oregano, salt, too pepper.

Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna


I opened the alone bottle of ruddy I had on hand.  Have yous ever been to the Biltmore inwards Asheville, NC?  If not, that’s a must create on your opor-garai list.  Lovely, incredible, yummy too fun, either every bit a yoke or for the whole family.  Sorry for the commercial (ha-ha) back to the marinara …

Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna


Of sort if it really of import that the create brand certain the vino is OK.  H5N1 pocket-size drinking glass or 2 volition create the trick.


Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna


Yup it tastes simply fine.  Oh darn, I forgot to direct hold a pic of the marinara when it was all mixed together. Sorry, must direct hold been the vino – I’m such a inexpensive date. Cook the sauce for an lx minutes stirring occasionally. While the marinara cooks, ready the ingredients for the lasagna.  Chop fresh parsley.

Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna


Mix together the ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, parsley, garlic, nutmeg too pepper.


Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna


Stir good too laid aside.


Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna


Cook the lasagna noodles per packet directions.

Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna


Prepare freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna


Have your mozzarella on mitt …

Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna


Now yous are most ready to position it all together.

Use cooking spray (such every bit Pam) to coat a 13×9 inch pan.


Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna


Layer the ingredients according to the directions ending amongst the Parmesan on top.

Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna


Cover amongst foil too bake inwards a preheated 375 aeroplane oven for 35 minutes.  Remove the foil too bake an additional 10-15 minutes.  Let the lasagna remainder for xv minutes before serving.

Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna


Serve amongst a overnice crusty breadstuff too enjoy!

Thanks to those who direct hold served similar my Dad and my manlike someone rear Veterans Day Vegetarian Lasagna


The recipes for both the marinara too lasagna are listed below.  I made some adjustments to the dish yous run across photographed to a higher identify but documented the master copy recipe every bit listed inwards the cookbook.   I e'er double the marinara recipe too thence I direct hold extra to run inwards other dish such every bit spaghetti too meatballs.


I also added uncooked raw spinach to the layers of lasagna.  I direct hold made it amongst frozen, thawed spinach inwards the yesteryear too shout out back I most similar the frozen a niggling better.  Make certain to press all liquid from the spinach before adding to the dish.  Also on this lasagna I used whole wheat apartment noodles that yous run across pictured.  I direct hold used the form amongst a curly border too like them fine.  I volition await for whole wheat dried noodles side yesteryear side time.  These sheets didn’t direct hold the density I similar to concord the layers together.  I desire whole wheat but volition store simply about to run across what else is out there.  I direct hold tried the noodles that are dried but involve no pre-cooking.  Those were pretty expert to say yous the truth.  So if I tin flame detect those inwards a whole wheat version, that is what I’ll buy.


One to a greater extent than thing.  The marinara sauce is the star.  I genuinely similar this sauce too direct hold made it many more times than the lasagna. I direct hold also listed the calories, fat, etc every bit noted per serving in the cookbook.  Hope this helps!


Marinara Sauce

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 loving cup onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tin flame (14.5 ounces) Italian-style tomatoes

1 tin flame (15 ounces) love apple tree sauce

1 tin flame (6 ounces) love apple tree paste

1/2 loving cup ruddy wine

1 tablespoon fresh basil or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil

1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar

1 bay leaf

1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon common salt (optional)

1/4 teaspoon pepper


In a large saucepan rut olive crude over depression heat.  Add onion too garlic.  Saute until transparent.  In a blender container puree tomatoes amongst juice.  Add to onion mixture.  Add love apple tree sauce, love apple tree paste, wine, basil, sugar, bay leaf, oregano, common salt too pepper; mix well.  Simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour.  Discard bay leaf.  Serve hot over pasta.  Makes v 1/2 cups (1/2 loving cup per serving).


Approx. per serving:  55.0 calories; 1.5 gr. fat; 24.54% calories from fat.


Vegetarian Lasagna

12 whole wheat or white lasagna noodles, divided

1 loving cup part-skim ricotta cheese

1 loving cup low-fat cottage cheese

1/2 loving cup fresh parsley, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Pepper to taste

4 cups Marinara Sauce, divided

1/2 pound part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated, divided

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese freshly grated


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Cook lasagna noodles al dente using packet directions; drain.  In a pocket-size bowl combine ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, parsley, garlic, nutmeg too pepper; mix well.  In a 9×13-inch baking dish spread 1 loving cup Marinara Sauce.  Arrange iv noodles over sauce.  Spoon one-half the cottage cheese mixture over noodles inwards pocket-size mounds 2 inches apart.  Spoon 1 loving cup sauce over cottage cheese mixture.  Sprinkle amongst one-half the mozzarella cheese.  Repeat layers amongst iv noodles, the remaining cottage cheese mixture, 1 loving cup sauce too the remaining mozzarella cheese.  Layer the remaining iv noodles too 1 loving cup sauce on top.  Sprinkle amongst Parmesan cheese.  Cover.  Bake for 35 minutes.  Uncover.  Bake for 10 minutes longer.  Let represent v to 10 minutes before serving.  Makes 8 servings.


Approx. per serving:  335.0 calories; 13.2 gr. fat; 35.46% calories from fat.


Thanks for stopping by!  Tricia



Source: savingdessert.com


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