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Cheesy Lasagna

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 50 min

Servings: 4 to 6

Recipe By: Lauren Butts

From:  OK, So You're Now a Vegetarian
Used with permission of Broadway

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Cheesy Lasagna

This creamy, 3-cheese lasagna is sure to become one of your favorite recipes. With the low-fat cheeses available, it doesn't have to be full of fat.

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2  onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
6  large tomatoes, chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried basil
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
6  lasagna noodles, cooked
1  zucchini, dried
8 to 9  mushrooms, diced
3 cups well-washed fresh spinach leaves
2 cups ricotta cheese
2 cups grated low-fat mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Pureé the tomatoes in a food processor. Add the tomatoes to the skillet with the onion. Add the oregano, basil, and pepper and simmer for 15 minutes.

Coat a 13x9-inch glass pan with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Spoon out enough tomato sauce to cover the bottom of the pan. Put a layer of 3 noodles over the sauce, then layer with half the zucchini, mushrooms, and spinach, and half the cheeses. Repeat, then cover with remaining tomato sauce. Bake until heated through, about 40 minutes. Serve immediately.
Chef Suggestions
If you have precooked lasagna noodles available, use them to save you a step.
Nutrition Facts
As prepared, each serving contains 444 calories, 22g total fat, 57mg cholesterol, 551mg sodium, 34g total carbohydrate and 30g protein.

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