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Dr. Jain’s Vegetable Lasagna Primavera

Very good vegetarian dish.

8 lasagna noodles
2 T. olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1 clove garlic, minced
3 C. low-fat cottage cheese
1 – 10 oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
3 T. seasoned dried bread crumbs
2 T. Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 C. part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 C. prepared no-salt-added spaghetti sauce

Preheat oven to 375º. Cook lasagna noodles in large pot of boiling water for 8 minutes, or until almost tender. Drain well. Meanwhile, in large non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, oregano and basil; cover and cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook uncovered for 2 minutes. Transfer onion mixture to large bowl; cool slightly. Stir in cottage cheese, spinach, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, pepper and 21 tablespoons of the mozzarella cheese. In an 8″ square baking dish, layer 1/2 cup of the spaghetti sauce, 2 or 3 lasagna noodles (trim noodles to fit the dish; fill spaces with scraps), and 1/2 the onion-cheese mixture, spreading evenly. Continue layering until all ingredients, except reserved mozzarella cheese, are used, ending with spaghetti sauce. Bake lasagna for 30 to 40 minutes, or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons mozzarella; bake for 5 or more minutes, or until cheese melts. Allow lasagna to stand for about 10 minutes before serving.

VARIATIONS: Can replace cottage cheese with low-fat ricotta cheese. Can replace fresh spinach, chopped. Add other veggies like mushrooms, etc. Add enough spaghetti sauce (1 bottle) so that it is not too dry. Amount of mozzarella cheese depends on how “cheesy” you want.

One reply on “Dr. Jain’s Vegetable Lasagna Primavera”

How many servings does Dr. Jain’s lasagna serve? I’m doing a buffett for about 80 and wonder how to increase amounts for that many!!

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