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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Crock Pot Vegetarian Lasagna

We recently have been trying to incorporate more vegetarian dishes into our dinners. Here is a crock pot vegetarian lasagna. I have never had eggplant, so it was interesting for me! I am also not a big mushroom fan but I am trying sooo hard! If I could change the recipe I would prob add some spice to it!


original recipe found here-http://www.laaloosh.com/2011/11/02/slow-cooker-vegetarian-lasagna-recipe/

Crock Pot Vegetarian Lasagna

Ingredients

  • 15 (12oz) whole-wheat lasagna noodles uncooked
  • 1 15 oz container fat free ricotta
  • 3 cups shredded reduced fat mozzarella
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 5-ounce package baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 3 large portobello mushroom caps thinly sliced
  • 1 small eggplant, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine egg substitute, ricotta, salt, pepper, oregano, spinach, mushrooms and eggplant.
  2. Mix both kinds of tomatoes and their juice, basil and garlic, in a medium bowl.
  3. Coat a 6-quart or larger slow cooker with non-fat cooking spray.
  4. Spread 1 1/2 cups of the tomato mixture in the slow cooker.
  5. Arrange 5 noodles over the sauce, overlapping them slightly and breaking into pieces to cover as much of the sauce as possible.
  6. Spread half of the ricotta-vegetable mixture over the noodles and firmly pat down, then spoon on 1 1/2 cups sauce and sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella.
  7. Repeat the layering one more time, starting with noodles. Top with a third layer of noodles. Evenly spread the remaining tomato sauce over the noodles.
  8. Set aside the remaining 1 cup mozzarella.
  9. Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on High for 2 hours or on Low for 4 hours.
  10. Turn off the slow cooker, sprinkle the reserved mozzarella on the lasagna, cover and let stand for 10 minutes to melt the cheese.
Preparation time: 20 minute(s)
Cooking time: 2-4 hour(s)
Number of servings (yield): 8
Entire recipe makes 8 servings
Serving size is 1/8th of lasagna
Each serving = 8 Points +
PER SERVING: 290 calories; 7 g fat; 38 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 8 g fiber



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