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Very Vegetable Lasagna

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  • Servings: 8
Very Vegetable Lasagna

Photography: Anson Smart

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds zucchini (about 4 medium), cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices
  • 15 ounces low-fat ricotta
  • 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (2 ounces), divided
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 7 cups marinara sauce, divided
  • 15 no-boil lasagna noodles (3/4 pound total)
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella (4 ounces), divided

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In large pot of boiling water, cook zucchini until just softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and let dry on a paper-towel-lined baking sheet.

  2. Stir together ricotta, spinach, 1/4 cup Parmesan, egg, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Spread 1 cup marinara in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Top with 3 noodles, one-quarter the ricotta mixture, one-quarter the zucchini, and 1 cup tomato sauce; repeat three times. Top with remaining 3 noodles, 2 cups marinara, and 1/2 cup mozzarella.

  3. Cover with parchment-lined foil and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella and 1/4 cup Parmesan; bake 20 minutes more. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

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