Cheesy Vegetarian Lasagna

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I love a cheesy vegetarian lasagna and this recipe delivers. I use Boca Crumbles in this recipe but if you don’t want it to be vegetarian, you can use an alternative like ground turkey, ground beef, or another meat of your choice.

This cheesy vegetarian lasagna part of the regular rotation in my house. It’s a great dinner and provides enough leftovers for lunches or dinners later in the week!

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Cheesy Vegetarian Lasagna

This lasagna recipe is adapted from many different recipes, as well as my own ideas of what I like in my lasagna. It is very Weight Watchers friendly and can be made even more so if you cut down on the cheese. 

Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 433 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 12 ounces Boca Veggie Crumbles (whole bag)
  • 2 cups Mushrooms
  • 2 cups Roasted Red Peppers
  • 1 cup Lowfat (1%) Cottage Cheese
  • 18 ounces Lite Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (I use Trader Joe's)
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 28 ounces Canned Crushed Tomatoes
  • 9 pieces Barilla Oven ready Lasagna Pasta

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F. In a large skillet, sprayed with Pam, add garlic and onions until fragrant. Add Boca crumbles, red peppers, and mushrooms until cooked through; season with salt and pepper as desired,

  2. In a bowl combine cottage cheese, 2 cups of the mozzarella, and parmesan cheese. Stir well.

  3. Spray a 9"x13" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour one cup of sauce on the bottom of the dish; spread evenly. Place 3 sheets of lasagna side by side (sheets will expand while baking to the ends of the dish).

  4. Pour 1 cup of sauce and 1/2 of the cheese mixture on the first layer. Top with 1/4 cup mozzarella and 1/2 of the cooked meat/mushroom/peppers mix. Repeat for 1 more layer.

  5. For the final layer, top with 3 lasagne sheets, add remaining sauce and top with remaining mozzarella.

  6. Cover with foil; bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake additional 5 minutes to brown the cheese. Let rest 15 minutes before cutting.

Recipe Notes

Points Information per serving:

  • Freestyle - 6 SP
  • Beyond the Scale/Smart Points - 6 SP
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Vegetarian Lasagna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 433 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 2027mg88%
Potassium 1521mg43%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 2070IU41%
Vitamin C 39.8mg48%
Calcium 686mg69%
Iron 4.7mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cheesy vegetarian lasagna