Vegetable lasagna is a very filling vegetarian main dish. This lasagna is made out lasagna noodles layered with ricotta cheese and tomato sauce with green peppers. Who says you need meat to be full? This vegetable lasagna is surely scrumptious!
Vegetable Lasagna Recipe With Green Peppers
Cooking time: 45 minute(s)
9 lasagna noodles
2 jars (32 oz each) pasta sauce
1 lb ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded cheese (preferably mozzarella)
3 large green bell peppers
2 small onions
5 garlic cloves
1 tbsp oil
Salt and pepper
Directions How To Make Vegetable Lasagna:
Put lasagna noodles in a 13×9 baking dish and pour hot tap water over them, so the dish is filled with water. Set the dish on the counter. Let the lasagna noodles soak for 20 minutes, while you prepare all other ingredients. I never boil lasagna noodles, I always simply soak them – see my no-boil lasagna instructions.
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Peel and chop the onions and set aside. Peel and mince the garlic and set aside. Core and chop the green peppers and set aside.
Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring periodically, for 4 minutes. Add green peppers, mix with onions and cook, stirring periodically, for 5 minutes. Add garlic, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper and stir for 30 seconds. Taste the vegetables to see if there is enough salt and pepper, add more salt and pepper if necessary. Add the pasta sauce to the vegetables and stir. Remove from heat.
Add 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/8 tsp of pepper to the ricotta cheese and mix thoroughly with the fork. Taste to see if there is enough salt and pepper, and add more if necessary. Add the eggs to the ricotta and mix with the fork until combined.
Drain the lasagna noodles and remove from the baking dish. In the baking dish, pour 1/4 of the pasta sauce with vegetables. Put 3 lasagna noodles on top of the sauce. Spread half of the ricotta cheese mixture over the noodles. Pour another 1/4 of the pasta sauce over ricotta. Top with another 3 lasagna noodles. Spread the remaining ricotta cheese over lasagna noodles. Pour another 1/4 of the pasta sauce over ricotta. Top with the last 3 lasagna noodles. Pour the remaining pasta sauce over the lasagna noodles. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Cover the baking dish with lasagna with foil. Put in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
Here’s the picture of the vegetable lasagna hot out of the oven!
If you never made lasagna before, check out my step-by-step pictures on how to make lasagna!