Monday, June 29, 2009

Vegetarian Lasagna

Another dish that is easy to make and bake :) Can be stored in the freezer for later use too.
1) lasagna (store bought) -whole wheat tastes good too
2) Prego lasagna sauce - I use the garlic parmesan flavor and have tried the tomato basil too. This can be made at home and have tried it, but the prego sauce is really good
3) vegetables of your choice ( I used green and red bell pepper, garlic, onions and spinach).
4) Olive oil
5) Basil
6) Italian shredded cheese (can either buy pre-shredded or shred at home a combination of mozzarella, parmesan)
7) Ricotta cheese

1) Chop all vegetables finely
2) Thaw spinach
3) Take oil (some olive oil too), then add garlic..saute....add onions, sautee and then add peppers. When all are cooked then add the spinach too. In the end add the ricotta cheese and the sauces and basil and cook for just a few min. stuffing is ready :)
4) cook the pasta as per instructions in boiling water, feel to make sure it is well cooked.
5) Layer in a pan, pasta, vegetable filling and cheese and keep repeating for about 2-3 times, so you have 3 layers of the same. Then cover with aluminum foil.
6) place in a pre-heated oven for 30 min closed and then remove the aluminum foil and keep for 15 more min. Lasagna ready..dig in and enjoy.
Use the temp on the pasta cover; I think it is 375 or 425 F :)


MaySan said...

It rocked Anu!!!!

Anu Karthik said...

danks! glad you all liked it :)

Meera said...

looks delicious.. i will keep note of all this. When i come to Portland thou shall recall :)

Anu Karthik said...

@meera: ne vaa sure a unnaku panni tharein

Amrutha Ragavan said...


Ram said...

Just a quick note. (you might already know this). Since all of your dishes are vegetarian, I wanted to point out that Parmesan contains calf rennet in it while mozzarella has no kind of meat.

Anu Karthik said...

@ Ammu: Thanks!
@ Ram: Thank you for pointing this out. I of course did not know. I have hence done some research and found that Tillamook brand of cheese that we get here does not use animal rennet for most of their cheeses. Nevertheless made me more aware.

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