Veggie-Packed Lasagna

With layers of veggie-loaded tomato sauce, noodles and two different cheeses, this Italian masterpiece is a palate pleaser for diners of all ages. OptUP Score: 79

Prep: 40 minutesCook: 1 hour 20 minutesTotal: 2 hoursDifficulty: Easy


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Simple Truth Organic™ Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 package (2-count) Simple Truth Organic™ Mixed Bell Peppers, diced
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 2 zucchinis, diced
  • 1 package (5 oz.) Simple Truth Organic™ Baby Spinach
  • 1 jar (25 oz.) Simple Truth Organic™ Marinara Pasta Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tub (15 oz.) Simple Truth Organic™ Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 Simple Truth™ Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 12 oven-ready lasagna noodles
  • 3 cups Simple Truth Organic™ Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
  • Simple Truth Organic™ Basil, chopped, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat 9”x13” casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • In large saucepan over medium-high heat, warm olive oil. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add peppers, onion and zucchini; sauté 5 minutes.
  • One handful at a time, add spinach, stirring well after each addition. Cook until spinach has wilted. Lower heat to medium; pour in marinara sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking 7 minutes or until sauce has thickened. Remove from heat.
  • In medium mixing bowl, combine ricotta, eggs, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
  • To begin layering lasagna, spread about 1½ cups marinara sauce mixture on bottom of prepared casserole dish. Top with 4 lasagna noodles, overlapping slightly. Over noodles, spread 1 cup ricotta mixture followed by 1 cup mozzarella. Repeat layers. Finish with 4 noodles and remaining sauce. Top with remaining 1 cup mozzarella.
  • Coat one side of a sheet of aluminum foil with cooking spray; cover casserole dish, sprayed-side down. Bake 50 minutes.
  • Uncover; continue cooking 10 minutes, until cheese is golden brown. Let sit 20 minutes before serving. Garnish with basil, if using. Refrigerate any leftovers.