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Vegetarian Lasagna (Layering step by step)

Lasagna1

This is a traditional recipe for vegetarian Lasagna – I have tried to take pictures of every layer laid and details of the fillings – I also made my own homemade sauce – I was very proud of this effort  - A $50-60 meal in a semi gourmet restaurant, folks –The recipe here for free so that you may treat your loved ones to a lovely GOURMET Italian meal right in your home … read on.

Step One – The Sauce
Lasagna Sauce
Take some good and ripe medium tomatoes and dice (about 6-7)
Add 1 tsp of olive oil in a frying pan
Add 3-4 cloves of garlic
½ a habanero or chili of your choice
Basil 2 sprigs or 10 leaves
Let all of them cook well and then grind and keep aside

Step Two – The Filling
Ricotta
Spinach for Lasagna
I went with the traditional filling of ricotta and spinach.
Cook 1 family pack or 2 small packs of frozen spinach or fresh spinach in the microwave – In a pan, heat 1 tsp of olive oil and add some red chilies (I think I used 3) and about 3 cloves of garlic – sauté until garlic turns golden and add the spinach and some salt and cook  on low heat, open.
While that is cooking get the ricotta out and if you have the big family carton, you will need half of that or one regular sized container.
To this add some crushed black peppers, rosemary and a dash of salt. I also used some pesto powder and some wild garlic mix. Once this is flavorful, add the cooked spinach to it and mix in well.
Step Three

Sauteed Squashes
I also like more veggies in my lasagna – So I decided one of my layers will be made up of sautéed zucchini and yellow squash, both very popular in Italian cuisine. Cut them in thin rounds.  Just a dash pepper and a tsp of olive oil and a little salt and allow them to brown slightly.

Step Four – The lasagna
The lasagna we got were the kinds that are oven ready and don’t need prior cooking. Barilla sells these. There are probably other brands, but this is the one I used.
Get the oven and baking pan ready
Set over to 375 degrees F
Grate some cheeses (I used Cheddar Mozzarella and Parmesan)
Spray the intended pan with cooking oil (olive oil)
Dribble a small amount of the sauce on the bottom and spread around the pan
Add your first layer of lasagna strips
Add the ricotta spinach mix and spread evenly
Place the second layer of pasta strips
Dribble a generous amount of sauce
Now add the Zucchini and yellow squash stir fry and spread evenly
Add the next layer of lasagna strips
Some more of the sauce
And repeat with the ricotta spinach mix
Now lay the last layer of pasta and dribble the rest of the sauce over it spreading it so that it drips on the sides
Now sprinkle the grated cheeses.
Cook per instructions on the box
We had this with the most delicious brussel Sprout stir fry.
Bene Appetito!

Step by step layering tutorial in pictures
Spread the sauce
Layer 1
Add the pasta
layer 2
The Spinach Ricotta layer fully spread
Layer 3
Another Pasta layer
layer 4
The sauce and the veggies
Layer 5
The next pasta layer followed by the spinach spread
Layer 6&7
Another pasta layer
layer 8
The sauce liberally doled on top
layer 9
The grated cheese added
layer 10
And the baked lasagna :)
Baked Lasagna
A slice showing the layers
Lasagna 3
The side of sauteed Brussel Sprouts
Brussel sprouts
On your plate - Eat up!
Lasagna2

Vegetarian Lasagna (Layering step by step)

Lasagna1

This is a traditional recipe for vegetarian Lasagna – I have tried to take pictures of every layer laid and details of the fillings – I also made my own homemade sauce – I was very proud of this effort  - A $50-60 meal in a semi gourmet restaurant, folks –The recipe here for free so that you may treat your loved ones to a lovely GOURMET Italian meal right in your home … read on.

Step One – The Sauce
Lasagna Sauce
Take some good and ripe medium tomatoes and dice (about 6-7)
Add 1 tsp of olive oil in a frying pan
Add 3-4 cloves of garlic
½ a habanero or chili of your choice
Basil 2 sprigs or 10 leaves
Let all of them cook well and then grind and keep aside

Step Two – The Filling
Ricotta
Spinach for Lasagna
I went with the traditional filling of ricotta and spinach.
Cook 1 family pack or 2 small packs of frozen spinach or fresh spinach in the microwave – In a pan, heat 1 tsp of olive oil and add some red chilies (I think I used 3) and about 3 cloves of garlic – sauté until garlic turns golden and add the spinach and some salt and cook  on low heat, open.
While that is cooking get the ricotta out and if you have the big family carton, you will need half of that or one regular sized container.
To this add some crushed black peppers, rosemary and a dash of salt. I also used some pesto powder and some wild garlic mix. Once this is flavorful, add the cooked spinach to it and mix in well.
Step Three

Sauteed Squashes
I also like more veggies in my lasagna – So I decided one of my layers will be made up of sautéed zucchini and yellow squash, both very popular in Italian cuisine. Cut them in thin rounds.  Just a dash pepper and a tsp of olive oil and a little salt and allow them to brown slightly.

Step Four – The lasagna
The lasagna we got were the kinds that are oven ready and don’t need prior cooking. Barilla sells these. There are probably other brands, but this is the one I used.
Get the oven and baking pan ready
Set over to 375 degrees F
Grate some cheeses (I used Cheddar Mozzarella and Parmesan)
Spray the intended pan with cooking oil (olive oil)
Dribble a small amount of the sauce on the bottom and spread around the pan
Add your first layer of lasagna strips
Add the ricotta spinach mix and spread evenly
Place the second layer of pasta strips
Dribble a generous amount of sauce
Now add the Zucchini and yellow squash stir fry and spread evenly
Add the next layer of lasagna strips
Some more of the sauce
And repeat with the ricotta spinach mix
Now lay the last layer of pasta and dribble the rest of the sauce over it spreading it so that it drips on the sides
Now sprinkle the grated cheeses.
Cook per instructions on the box
We had this with the most delicious brussel Sprout stir fry.
Bene Appetito!

Step by step layering tutorial in pictures
Spread the sauce
Layer 1
Add the pasta
layer 2
The Spinach Ricotta layer fully spread
Layer 3
Another Pasta layer
layer 4
The sauce and the veggies
Layer 5
The next pasta layer followed by the spinach spread
Layer 6&7
Another pasta layer
layer 8
The sauce liberally doled on top
layer 9
The grated cheese added
layer 10
And the baked lasagna :)
Baked Lasagna
A slice showing the layers
Lasagna 3
The side of sauteed Brussel Sprouts
Brussel sprouts
On your plate - Eat up!
Lasagna2

52 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

This looks and sounds delicious! I am copying the recipe to use when our local vegetables arrive in the next month or so. Thank you for providing a step by step tutorial which is so helpful!

Best,
Bonnie

AMMU MOHAN said...

wow..looks wonderful..easy to understand the step by step process..i will try it out one day..thanks for sharing..

Now Serving said...

Thanks Ammu @ Bonnie - please share with me once you've made it :)Would love to see

Vimitha Anand said...

Thats a rich creamy and flavorful dish. Thanks for sharing the step by step recipe dear...

Divya.M said...

wow.....i was waiting for a detailed recipe of veg lasagna....looks cool...wonderful explanation....will mail u if i have some doubt while preparing it...thanks

Suman Singh said...

This just reminded me that its been long since I made this..your looks perfect and delicious..really a good and filling combo of ingredients!YUM!

S.Menaga said...

விளக்கபடங்களுடன் அசத்தலா இருக்கு...

Pegasuslegend said...

These are awesome instructions and looks wonderful!

foodblogandthedog said...

This looks amazing! Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm sure I will be stopping by yours frequently to try some of your delicious recipes. So many to choose from!!:D

Rani acharyulu said...

Wonderful instructions for making veg Lasagna.Thanks for sharing step by step process.Great post.

Rajani said...

Super duper! God Bless you for patient pics and stepwise demo. Shall let you know how it came out after I try this out.

Pavani said...

All that wonderful layering and that beautiful lasagna is making me hungry and it's only 8:30AM!!! Can you send some of that deliciousness my way for lunch??????????
Enjoy your Sunday Priya..

divya said...

wow..looks wonderful..easy to understand the step by step process..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Yummy and delicious lasagna...well explained step vise pics...

Sarah said...

mouth-watering indeed!

Nancy and Vijay said...

Vegetarian lasagna is one of my favorite foods. Really like your addition of habanero peppers to your sauce to give it an extra little kick!

Prathima Rao said...

Downright deeeeliiiiiicious!!!! Lasagna is one of my most fav & this awesome pics make me crave for it now :) Very well explained too!!!
Prathima rao
Prats Corner

Ramya said...

Great job Priya..Layers r neatly done!! My lasagna always fall apart once I slice them:-( I am gona try this recipe soon:-) Thank u 4 the step by step clicks!!

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wow looks so wonderful and delicious !!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Lasagna looks amazingly attractive. i can not find words to praise the preparation. Excellent dish.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Parsley Sage said...

Thanks for referring me to your veg lasagna! I've made it with spinach and ricotta but never with squash and zucchini. Genius! Thanks so much for sharing and for swinging by Deep Dish :)

Poohkie said...

Hi Now Serving, it's so sweet that you still miss home. I vote every time, but I'm sure it's going to be one them that wins. For some strange reason, they always win the election alternatively. So going by that, she is scheduled to win. Even if there are other parties, independents, they either align themselves with the 2 main parties or just lose hope & close shop.

You have a wonderful blog btw. The lasagna looks absolutely drool worthy.

Arundhuti said...

Delectable! Thanks for the step by step instructions. Makes preparaing this look so much easier..:)

Arundhuti
My Saffron Kitchen

Plateful said...

I love lasagna, one of my favorite dishes but never dared to make it at home :) I'm come back to check your pictorial and details when I feel confident enough to try it at home!

baking.serendipity said...

This is one of my favorite meals! I love your step by step photos and that you made homemade sauce :) I think it makes the dish so much better!

Di said...

Oh this looks so tasty! I love vegetable lasagna, and it's wild how expensive it can be in restaurants, but it's so easy (and very cost efficient) to make it at home. - Especially with a delicious recipe like yours! Yum!

julie said...

thanx for sharing such a creamy dish..looks superb and your step by step teaching goes really gud..

Shanavi said...

Love the step by step presentation with all the details.. Nice recipe..

Prathibha said...

I m drooling over it..I wish you could send me that plate..yummy

CinnamonNChillies said...

Awesome work Priya!! Love the step by step pics. Looks so appetising!!!

Raji said...

WOW Priya..this looks amazing..so cheesy so saucy...just delicious...worth all the effort.

Sunshine And Smile said...

Lasagna is again one of our fav but I never make it home. I really like how you gave step step recipe.. it will surely helps people like me :)
www.sunshineandsmile.com

Priya Sreeram said...

Priya- this is superlative, and it reminds me it's been a long time i made this, nice recipe

saffronstreaks said...

oh..my.. lasagna, one of my fave, but never tried the veggie version.
yours is looking absolutely divine.
bookmarked it

pls do check the new event at my site : summer coolers

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow....
looks delicious dear...
very well explained :)

dana said...

Hi Priya :) thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such kind words!

It's been ages since I last had lasagna and it's a pity that I'm the only one in my family who likes veg lasagna. My boys and hubby must have meat in theirs *sigh*

This is a fantastic recipe - love the spicy sauce and the step by step tutorial!

Priya said...

Wat a wonderful looking lasanga, my daughter's favourite,havnt prepared since a long..thanks for ur stepwise clicks..

Mina Joshi said...

Lasagnia looks delicious. Lasagnia and cannelloni are two dishes my whole family loves. Healthy and good way of using lots of varieties of vegetables.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Absolutely gorgeous dish..love it...

cook from doha said...

a big thanks 4 this step by step procedure.................

Malli said...

Detailed step-by-step instructions and healthy ingredients!!Good job

Zareena said...

Hi dear, sorry for my late visit to your space. I couldn't find your profile when I searched. Really you have a very nice blog. Happy to follow you too..

Smitha said...

making it at home is very cost effective for sure.....even semi homemade is wonderful.....love spinach in my lasagna....looks very tempting!
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

ok, I am going to save this post Priya, love your pics and how delicious that lasagna looks :)

Jay said...

awesome recipe...love the gorgeous step wise clicks..:)
Tasty Appetite

Vidhya said...

Priya a recipe so well explained and lasagna looks so delicious.

Now Serving said...

Thank you all very much - Well worth the time it took to label the photos and post this recipe :))

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wow...excellent work with very nice description....Its very tempting...

TipsNDeals said...

Lasagna is my favorite dish..but I've never tried at home...now I'll try it at home...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Nice stepwise and delicious looking lasagna

Archana said...

I have made lasagna twice and I know the amount of work it involved. I really thin this is a wonderful dish but I rather not work so hard!!:).

Kudos to you dear this is and one outstanding post with outstanding pictures. Love it.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I just made a zucchini lasagna, I don't think I posted it yet, this looks awesome! I usually post my vegetarian meals on Monday. No idea, just a routine for me. :-) You have some great recipes here, I'll page through and find more to make I'm sure! Thanks!

 

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