Thursday, December 19, 2013

Whole Wheat Vegetarian Lasagna

- Ingredients:
1 pack whole wheat lasagna noodles cooked slightly
3 packages (about 10 oz. each) raw spinach
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup grated raw carrots
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1/2 cup chopped pitted rip black olives
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 cups cream-style cottage cheese (low fat)
1 lb. sliced Monterey Jack cheese (low fat)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (low fat)

- Directions:
1. Prepare noodles, drain.
2. Prepare spinach according to package (or simply defrost ahead of time)
3. Sauté onion in oil, till soft. Add carrots and mushrooms; cook until crisp-tender. Stir in tomato sauce, paste, olives, and oregano.
4. Grease 13 x 9 x 2 inch casserole pan.
5. Layer 1/2 each noodles, cottage cheese, spinach, sauce mixture, and 1/3 cheese. Repeat placing remaining 1/3 Monterey Jack cheese on top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
6. Bake 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Serves 8.

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