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Vegetable Lasagna

This zesty vegetable lasagna is a white lasagna variation filled with fresh summer veggies and loads of cheese! It’s so easy to make and oh so delizioso!

Vegetable Lasagna (White Lasagna) #italian #lasagna #pasta

It just dawned on me that we’ve being celebrating Estate d’Italia (Summer of Italy) for over two weeks now without a single pasta dish.

Shameful.

Well I plan to correct that today with a doozy of a pasta recipe, Vegetable Lasagna!

Classic Vegetable Lasagna (White Lasagna) #italian #lasagna #pasta

This white lasagna variation (meaning no red sauce) is filled to the brim with garden-fresh veggies, cheese, cheese, and more cheese.

It is a classic Italian comfort dish with the ability to get anyone to eat their veggies.

Making Vegetable Lasagna (White Lasagna) #italian #lasagna #pasta

I started this vegetable lasagna with DeLallo No-Boil Lasagna Noodles, then layered arugula, sautéed mushrooms and onions, and seared zucchini over the pasta, with dollops of herby ricotta, shredded mozzarella, and nutty parmesan cheese in between.

How to Make Vegetable Lasagna (White Lasagna) #italian #lasagna #pasta

Once baked, the lasagna noodles come out perfectly al dente, and the veggies and cheese mingle together in such a beautiful way, there’s no need for meat or sauce.

In fact, there’s no need for anything else, unless you simply can’t serve dinner without a raw vegetable salad.

Some people can’t…

Fabulous Vegetable Lasagna (White Lasagna) #italian #lasagna #pasta

You can substitute any vegetable you like as a layer in this lasagna recipe. If you’ve got bushels of yellow squash or spinach coming out of your garden (or CSA box) throw them in!

Vegetable lasagna is one of those dishes that is very forgiving of substitutions.

And I’m pretty sure anyone you’ve wronged in the last week, will be very forgiving as well, if you cut them a nice thick piece of your freshly-baked white lasagna recipe.

I would…

Easy Vegetable Lasagna (White Lasagna) #italian #lasagna #pasta

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Classic Vegetable Lasagna (White Lasagna) #italian #lasagna #pasta
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Vegetable Lasagna

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
This zesty vegetable lasagna is a white lasagna variation filled with fresh summer veggies and loads of cheese! It's so easy to make and oh so delizioso!
Servings: 12 pieces

Ingredients

  • 9 ounces DeLallo No-Boil Lasagna Noodles
  • 32 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 pound mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sherry
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 ounces arugula
  • 2 zucchini sliced lengthwise
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Place a large skillet over medium heat and add the butter, onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Saute for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add the sherry and cook until all the liquid has absorbed.
  • Meanwhile mix the ricotta cheese with the dried thyme, oregano, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper. Then once the mushrooms are cooked, scoop them out of the skillet and add the zucchini slices to sear quickly, about one minute per side.
  • Place 4 lasagna noodles in the bottom of the baking dish, followed by the arugula, one-third of the ricotta, and one third of the mozzarella. Then add another layer of 4 lasagna noodles and top with the mushroom mixture. Cover with one-third of the ricotta and one-third of the mozzarella. Add a final layer of 4 lasagna noodles and top with the seared zucchini slices. Then cover with the remaining ricotta, mozzarella, and the Parmesan cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Then uncover and move to the top rack. Bake another 5-10 minutes until the cheese on top starts to get a little crispy. Allow the vegetable lasagna to rest at least 15 minutes, then cut and serve warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece, Calories: 372kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 74mg, Sodium: 378mg, Potassium: 400mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 845IU, Vitamin C: 8.3mg, Calcium: 417mg, Iron: 1.3mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Author: Sommer Collier

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  9. I made this for dinner this evening and it is DELICIOUS!

    I made a few adjustments to accommodate our “tatstes.”  
    I used spinach instead of arugala.
    In the spinach layer I also added sliced roma tomatoes . . for a pretty red color. . .
    Instead of using sherry with the mushrooms I added a tablespoon of heavy cream

    I cooked it for 40 mintues, covered, then 10 minutes uncovered.

    I was worried it would be very dry, but it wasn’t and well worth making again!

    Thanks!

  10. This looks so good, can’t wait to try it!

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  12. Wondering if just the zucchini could be used in place of the pasta and if so would you lightly salt it and let it sit for a bit then rinse and pat dry to get rid of most of the moisture in the zucchini? thanks!

    • HI Kandy! I’ve never made it that way, but would love to hear how it turns out if you try it. Thanks!!

    • I know it may seem like a silly question but do you use cooking Sherry or dry Sherry? They’re definitely very different and the recipe isn’t clear. Thank you.

      • Hi Dana,

        Honestly, I use both. If I have dry sherry on hand, I go with that for the intense flavor. Yet cooking sherry is really handy and does offer a distinct flavor as well.

  13. This looks absolutely delicious. I am definitely adding this to my list of recipes to try.

  14. Is it okay to prep it one day and cook it the next day?

  15. Can I use spinach instead of arugula?

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  17. I love all the veggies in this – and I really love all the cheese!

  18. LOVE this creative pasta dish :)

  19. Hey, this looks great! I like that it is truly a Vegetable Lasagna with herbs and plenty of vegetables.

  20. I’m totally making this for my family this summer!

  21. I love this lasagna. Who needs meat? Summer veggies are the perfect thing for a fresh and lighter lasagna. Your instagram is making me insanely jealous ;)

  22. This is such a beautiful lasagna!

  23. This looks like my kind of dinner, love those summer veggies!

  24. Love summer lasagna!! Yours is the prettiest.

  25. YUM! This looks and sounds delicious, Sommer!

  26. Looks beautiful – and I love the arugula in it!

  27. This looks super delicious and like a great way to get your veggies!! I always get an influx of vegetables from my parents as they have a huge garden and I usually can’t eat them fast enough. I’ll have to try this out once the garden gets going!

  28. Could you substitute cream cheese for Ricotta like you do in your other Lasagne?

  29. I want this for dinner!

  30. Such a delicious looking lasagna!

  31. This looks incredible and is the perfect way to deal with the influx of summer squash. I can’t wait to try it.

  32. This looks fabulous Sommer!

  33. What a perfect summer meal for a family gathering. I’m just imaging the great leftovers we’d have to enjoy all week too!

  34. That looks so good! Now if I could just get my husband on board with mushrooms….

  35. I love summer lasagnas like this. Perfect for a cozy, but still lite summer meal!

  36. Seriously love this idea of using vegetables instead of pasta for the layers!!

  37. Yes! I love lasagna with veggies. This looks so tasty. Another great way to use zucchini!
    Love that beautiful plate.
    Hope you’re having a wonderful trip.
    Blessings!

  38. I’m loving this lasagna, Sommer. Perfect for a meatless day…or any day.