Very Lazy Veggie Lasagna

I got really excited when I saw Tofutti ricotta at the grocery store, so we spur of the moment had lasagna for dinner. It’s homemade as opposed to frozen…but I used packaged noodles and a spaghetti sauce we really like. I also just kind of threw in whatever veggies we had, next time I’ll add more. While I was making it, I was afraid it wouldn’t be saucy enough, but in the end one jar of sauce was good for 3 layers. I started this an hour and a half in advance, but it’s super simple and 45 minutes of that is baking.

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Ingredients:

  • lasagna noodles
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • veggies..I used 3 handfuls of fresh spinach, fresh mushrooms, half a bag of frozen kale, and some frozen peppers
  • ricotta (I used Tofutti brand)
  • 1 or 2 jars of spaghetti sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

Heat oven to 375.

Cook lasagna noodles according to the package.

Heat the oil and garlic on medium-high heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Add in veggies. Reduce to low heat and cover. Let cook while noodles are cooking approx 10-12 minutes.

Mix ricotta into the veggies. Salt and pepper to taste.

To assemble, in a 9x13in pan, put a thin layer of sauce, a layer of 4 noodles, the ricotta & veggie mixture, and another layer of sauce. Continue layering this way, noodles, ricotta, sauce, etc. Ending with sauce on top. I got 3 full layers with the above ingredients.

I sprinkled some salt, garlic, and nutritional yeast on top.

Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.

 

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Frozen veggies.

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Cooked veggies.

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Veggies mixed with the ricotta.

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First layer of sauce, then noodles.

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Thin layer of ricotta.

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Then sauce.

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3 layers assembled.

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A sprinkle of nutritional yeast for an extra cheesy flavor plus a little b12.

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Fresh out of the oven.

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All done.

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Totally delicious.

6 thoughts on “Very Lazy Veggie Lasagna”

    1. Hi Celia,

      I apologize for my not very good quantities. =) I used an entire container of Tofutti ricotta (16oz), about 8 oz of frozen kale (half of a 16oz bag), about 4 oz frozen peppers. I love veggies in my lasagna, so I think even more could’ve been added.

      I used 1 (26oz) jar of pasta sauce, with the above and made a 4 layer lasagna. It fed two adults and one child for 2 meals.

      I also made it again and doubled all of the ingredients for an 8 layer lasagna which also came out really good.

      Best of luck!

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