Hearty Vegetable Lasagna

Hearty Vegetable Lasagna

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Cook Time: 1 Hour Ready In: 1 Hour 40 Minutes

Servings: 12

"A pound of fresh mushrooms along with lots of bell peppers and onions gives full-bodied flavor to this veggie-packed lasagna. Layer with noodles and a creamy blend of ricotta and mozzarella cheeses."

INGREDIENTS:

1 (16 ounce) package lasagna noodles

1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced

3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper

3/4 cup chopped onion

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 (26 ounce) jars pasta sauce

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 (15 ounce) container part-skim ricotta

cheese

4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

2 eggs

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cook the lasagna noodles in a large pot of boiling water for 10 minutes, or until al dente. Rinse with cold water, and drain.

2. In a large saucepan, cook and stir mushrooms, green peppers, onion, and garlic in oil. Stir in pasta sauce and basil; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes.

3. Mix together ricotta, 2 cups mozzarella cheese, and eggs.

4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread 1 cup tomato sauce into the bottom of a greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer 1/2 each, lasagna noodles, ricotta mix, sauce, and Parmesan cheese. Repeat layering, and top with remaining 2 cups mozzarella cheese.

5. Bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

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