Microwave Garden Vegetable Lasagna

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Long, thin strips of zucchini are used in place of lasagna noodles for this dish. To make a vegan version, use crumbled, firm tofu in place of cottage cheese and shredded, soy mozzarella in place of regular mozzarella.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1¼ cups cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ tsp. dried basil
  • ¼ tsp. dried oregano
  • ⅛ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 zucchini, sliced in long, thin strips
  • 1 cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 3 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the crushed tomatoes and the cottage cheese. Stir in the mozzarella cheese, basil, oregano, and pepper.
  • Lay out one of the zucchini in a deep-sided casserole dish that is microwave-safe. Add half of the spinach.
  • Spoon about half of the cheese and tomato mixture over the spinach. Repeat with the remainder of the zucchini, spinach, and cheese and tomato mixture.
  • Cover the dish with microwave-safe wax paper. Microwave on high heat for 3 minutes. Give the dish a quarter turn and microwave for 2 minutes at a time until the cheese is cooked (total cooking time should be 7 to 9 minutes).
  • Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the top. Let stand for at least 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1¼ cups cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ tsp. dried basil
  • ¼ tsp. dried oregano
  • ⅛ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 zucchini, sliced in long, thin strips
  • 1 cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 3 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the crushed tomatoes and the cottage cheese. Stir in the mozzarella cheese, basil, oregano, and pepper.
  • Lay out one of the zucchini in a deep-sided casserole dish that is microwave-safe. Add half of the spinach.
  • Spoon about half of the cheese and tomato mixture over the spinach. Repeat with the remainder of the zucchini, spinach, and cheese and tomato mixture.
  • Cover the dish with microwave-safe wax paper. Microwave on high heat for 3 minutes. Give the dish a quarter turn and microwave for 2 minutes at a time until the cheese is cooked (total cooking time should be 7 to 9 minutes).
  • Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the top. Let stand for at least 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories150
Total Fat4.5g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium610mg
Total Carbohydrate14g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars7g
Protein14g