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Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable lasagna is a classic Italian dish that is perfect for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike. It's a hearty and comforting meal that can be enjoyed any time of the year and is perfect for feeding a crowd. This recipe uses a variety of colorful vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant, and bell peppers, along with a homemade tomato sauce and plenty of gooey melted cheese.

Growing up, my family always had a big Sunday dinner, and my mom would often make lasagna. It was always a favorite of mine, and I loved how it brought everyone together around the table. When I became a vegetarian, I started experimenting with different veggie lasagna recipes and eventually came up with this one. It's now a staple in my own home, and I love making it for friends and family.


  • 1 box lasagna noodles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bell peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 eggplant, diced
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Cook the lasagna noodles according to the package instructions, then drain and set aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant.
  4. Add the bell peppers, zucchini, and eggplant to the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Add the tomato sauce to the skillet and stir to combine.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese, and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese.
  7. To assemble the lasagna, spread a thin layer of the vegetable sauce on the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  8. Add a layer of lasagna noodles, followed by a layer of the cheese mixture.
  9. Repeat the layers, ending with a layer of the vegetable sauce on top. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses on top.
  10. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  11. Let the lasagna cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Serving Suggestions

Vegetable lasagna is a great dish for family dinners, potlucks, and even meal prep. Serve it with a side salad and some garlic bread for a complete meal. It's also a great dish to make ahead of time and freeze for later. Just be sure to thaw it completely before reheating in the oven.

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