Meat Free Vegetable Lasagna

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As you can see, I have an amazingly beautiful daughter.

Daughter Rimmy


Daughter Rimmy

Lauren is intelligent, giving, incredible with little people, and has a terrific sense of humor.

I’m not in the least bit proud of her, am I?

Lauren and the Little People

Lauren and the Little People

We missed Lauren this Christmas when she left for Texas to spend time with her long time friend, JoJo. As you can see Lauren and JoJo had a terrific time cruising around Austin.

Lauren and JoJo Cruising

Lauren and JoJo Cruising

Christmas wasn’t the same without her, but thanks to Facetime, we shared some Christmas morning fun with Lauren and JoJo as they lounged around sipping Mimosas.

Fresh Vegetable Lasagna

Fresh Vegetable Lasagna

What does all this have to do with a lasagna recipe, you ask?

Fresh Vegetable Lasagna

Fresh Vegetable Lasagna

Lauren is our resident semi-vegetarian. She eats meat on occasion, but for the most part, it’s not her first choice.

She loves her veggies though, so every holiday I make sure to serve a dish that will please Lauren’s palate too.

Fresh Vegetable Lasagna

Fresh Vegetable Lasagna

While Lauren wasn’t home to share our vegetable lasagna, I made sure to save some for her return to Seattle.

Sure enough, Lauren’s veggie lasagna got rave reviews. Possibly because she had nothing in her frig to eat, but more likely because it was packed with fresh zucchini, mushrooms and spinach, then topped with a creamy Parmesan white sauce.

We missed you Lauren, but we were happy to share you with JoJo!

Fresh Vegetable Lasagna

Fresh Vegetable Lasagna

This recipe was adapted from Taste and Tell’s fresh vegetable lasagna recipe. Thank you Taste and Tell!

Here at Mother Rimmy’s we wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! 

Fresh Vegetable Lasagna

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Ingredients

  • 12 ounces whole grain lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 4 small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 20 ounces mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 6 cups baby spinach
  • 4 cups grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, minced
  • 8 ounces parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 4 ½ cups low fat milk

Instructions

  1. Par boil lasagna noodles so they lightly wilt, but still have bite.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat add olive oil. Then add zucchini and mushrooms. Cook for 5 minutes until tender, then add tomatoes. Cook for another 2 - 3 minutes, then remove from the heat.
  3. In a large saucepan add 2 tablespoons olive oil and butter, then melt over medium high heat. Add onions and cook for 2 - 3 minutes to soften, then add garlic and thyme. Add flour and whisk together, then cook for 2 - 3 minutes. Add milk and bring the mixture to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens - about 4 - 5 minutes. Then add 4 ounces Parmesan cheese.
  4. Spray a 13 x 9 " pan with cooking spray and ladle 1 1/2 cups of sauce in the bottom of the pan.
  5. Lay down a layer of noodles, then a sprinkle a handful of spinach and some of the zucchini mixture across the noodles.
  6. Top with another 1 1/2 cups of sauce and repeat layering with noodles, spinach and vegetables.
  7. Top with a final layer of noodles and remaining sauce. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese and bake in the oven for 45 minutes covered with foil. Remove foil and bake another 10 minutes to brown.

Notes

Calories 356kcal, Weight Watchers PointsPlus 9 Saturated fatty acids: 8.58g Monounsaturated fatty acids: 7.53g Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 1.39g Total fat: 17.50g Calories from fat: 157 Cholesterol: 51mg Carbohydrate, by difference: 28.54g Total dietary fiber: 2.97g Protein: 21.99g

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Comments

  1. says

    Technology has made it so much easier when family are away. Good old Facetime! Lucky Lauren having you create this gorgeous lasagna. This will be featuring in my return to healthy non-holiday eating in the coming weeks. Happy New Year, Kristi, to you and all your family.

    • says

      Hi Hester! I have to admit I’m glad to get back to a healthier diet. I’m wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2013! I’m looking forward to visiting to see what you’re cooking up this year. Not to mention that you always make me smile. You have such a good sense of humor. :)

    • says

      Ha! Lauren is at the age where she always thinks she needs to lose weight. It’s crazy. Have a wonderful New Year Angie. I look forward to watching your blog for new recipes. :)

  2. Phyllis says

    Mmmmmm! We’re on our way to Depoe Bay tomorrow and I’m taking this recipe along to try out at Trina’s. Looks delicious!
    Happy New Year, dear friend!

    • says

      Thank you Andrea. I’m so fortunate to have two wonderful adult children. You’ll have to let me know if you make the lasagna. I was surprised that even the veggie haters in the family were happy with it. I’m wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year! :)

  3. says

    I make a veggie lasagna, but with fewer varieties of vegetables. I like what you’ve done! But I always use mushrooms, as you do, because they add great texture and flavor to the dish. Good stuff – thanks. And Happy New Year!

    • says

      Hi John – I hope you enjoyed your holidays! Mushrooms are must, aren’t they? They give that meaty impact, so even the meat eaters are happy. Have a wonderful 2013!

    • says

      That’s so true. When Lauren (my daughter) was living in Chile, and traveling abroad, Skype was fantastic! I certainly didn’t worry as much. Have a terrific New Year!

  4. says

    Wow, your daughter is so sweet! I loved this Lasagne recipe and loved the fact that it is vegetarian! I would try this definitely. Happy New Year!

  5. says

    Hi Mother Rimmy,
    You have a lovely daughter! I have always wanted to try at making lasagna and a vegetable one is a good start! It looks delicious!
    Thank you for stopping by!
    Happy New Year!

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