Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe

Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe
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Recipe provided courtesy of Vintage Books and Anna Thomas, from the 2014 re-print of the classic two-volume collection The Vegetarian Epicure.

4
Servings
1485
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  quart(s) tomato sauce
  • 1  Tablespoon  olive oil
  • clove garlic, minced
  • 2  Pounds  Ricotta cheese
  • 1/4  Pound  Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 1/2  Pound  spinach

Directions

Wash spinach carefully and chop coarsely. You should have about 2 well-packed cups of chopped spinach. Chop the onion and saute it lightly in the olive oil with the minced garlic. Combine the Ricotta cheese, grated Romano, spinach, sauteed onion, beaten eggs, and mix well. Season the mixture with a little salt, plenty of fresh ground black pepper and some chopped parsley. 
 
Grate the Mozzarella coarsely and cook the lasagne noodles until they are just al dente. Now you are ready to assemble the lasagne. 
 
Butter a large, oblong baking dish, or two smaller square ones. Arrange a layer of lasagne noodles in the bottom, then spread on a layer of Ricotta cheese mixture, sprinkle that with Mozzarella, and cover it over smoothly with tomato sauce. Repeat these layers once or twice more, until everything is used up. Be sure to end with sauce on top, regardless of whatever is directly beneath it. 
 
Cover the baking pan with aluminum foil, crimping the edges tightly. Bake the lasagne at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, take off the foil cover, and bake it another 10 to 15 minutes uncovered. Serve very hot, with herb bread or garlic toast, and follow it with a very green, very crisp salad. 
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
84g
100%
Sugar
33g
37%
Saturated Fat
23g
96%
Cholesterol
225mg
75%
Carbohydrate, by difference
146g
100%
Protein
37g
80%
Vitamin A, RAE
492µg
70%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
18mg
24%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
264µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
640mg
64%
Choline, total
178mg
42%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Fluoride, F
8µg
0%
Folate, total
310µg
78%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
122mg
38%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
1152mg
100%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
46µg
84%
Sodium, Na
3262mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
149g
6%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Vegetarian Lasagna Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Vegetarian Lasagna Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.