Veggie Lasagna – A Faithful Families Recipe Re-Do!

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by Maryam Funmilayo

When I was in college in Kansas, I  dreamed of knowing how to make lasagna from scratch.  However, time was always an issue!  I did not want to spend too much time in the kitchen cooking up a new meal. I wanted something healthy, delicious, and of course, less time-consuming. So, I gave up my quest to learn how to make lasagna until last year when I made my very first easy lasagna for the Faithful Families classes at the Islamic Association of Raleigh. It turned out so well, which was a pleasant surprise!  Like many people, I don’t always get recipes right the first time – but this one was perfect off the bat.

So, after making this Faithful Families recipe a couple of times, I decided to tweak the lasagna to my own taste by substituting the beef with a variety of vegetables. And lo and behold! It was really ‘veggilicious’!

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

16 ounces of uncooked, whole grain egg noodles

2 tablespoon of olive oil

2 small onions, chopped

8 ounces of sliced mushrooms

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 clove of minced garlic

I bag of fresh kale, roughly choppped

12 ounces of fat free cottage cheese

1 cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese

I can unsalted diced tomatoes

I cup water

½ teaspoon parsley

½ teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning

1 jar of vegetarian spaghetti sauce

Instructions

Use a skillet to sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent.

Stir in diced tomatoes, red bell pepper, mushrooms, water, parsley, oregano, spaghetti sauce and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil.

Add 1 cup water and uncooked pasta. Cover and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes.

Stir in cottage cheese and kale. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Stir in 2 cups of mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.

Cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes to melt cheese.

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