Better Than The Freezer Aisle: Copycat Stouffer’s Vegetable Lasagna
Copycat Stouffer’s Vegetable Lasagna
I love lasagna, however I have never been fond of this delicious Italian meal from the freezer aisle. It always seemed to lack the taste and texture that I love from the classic lasagna. Our Copycat Vegetable Lasagna retains all the delicious cheesy layers of goodness that lasagna is known for, even after frozen and reheated. And by making your own, you are guaranteeing a dish full of nutrient rich vegetables, and ingredients you can pronounce. After stocking your freezer with this lunchtime dish, you will never cruise the freezer aisle again.
Lisa @ Onceamonthmeals.com
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 0.625 cups red onion, diced
- 1 cups carrots, peeled and shredded
- 0.5 cups red pepper, diced
- 1 cups broccoli florets, chopped
- 0.5 cups Parmesan cheese
- 1 cups cottage cheese
- 0.5 cups ricotta cheese
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoons basil
- 1 teaspoons oregano
- 1 teaspoons pepper
- 2 cups marinara sauce
- 9 each whole wheat lasagna noodles, uncooked
- 0.25 cups mozzarella cheese
In a large skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onion, carrots and red pepper, sauteing until onions are translucent. Add broccoli and continue to saute for 3 more minutes. Remove from heat. In a small bowl combine Parmesan cheese, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, eggs, basil, oregano and pepper. To assemble lasagna, place 1/4 cup of sauce on the bottom of 8×8 foil baking pan. Place 3 lasagna noodles on top of the sauce. Place part of vegetable mixture on top of noodles. Cover with part of cheese mixture, followed by part of marinara sauce. Repeat layer. Add last layer of noodles and remaining sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 350 F for 40 minutes until bubbly and warmed through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Prepare per directions above. Cut into equal portions (6 pieces per 8×8 foil pan). Transfer to a baking sheet and flash freeze. After frozen, place in quart freezer bags. Label and freeze. TO SERVE: Thaw. Reheat in microwave for 1-2 minutes.
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