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I had a big summer squash, leftover turkey breast, and leftover cheese. I decided to try putting them together lasagne style, and was pleased with the results. The squash replaces the noodles, so it is low in carbs. You can vary the cheeses, meats, and seasonings. I had basil and kale, so I added them in as well. If I had have ricotta or cottage cheese I would have used that, too.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F). Grease the base of a 19 cm square (8x8 inch) ovenproof dish.
Trim stems from spinach, wash well and squeeze out excess water. Set aside. Cook the pumpkin slices in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Place ricotta, 1/4 cup of the parmesan, egg and basil into a bowl and mix together.
Place a layer of fresh lasagne into the dish, trim off to fit. Spread with half of the ricotta mixture and top with the spinach and half of the tomato. Cover with a second layer of lasagne.
Spread remaining ricotta mixture on the lasagne sheet and follow with a layer of pumpkin. Cover with another layer of pasta.
Top with the remaining tomato slices, mozzarella and parmesan.Bake in moderate oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Source: Supermarket leaflet.
By Lorraine from Perth, Western Australia
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I need an all-mozzarella lasagna recipe for someone who won't eat ricotta or cottage cheese. Thanks.
Kay from New Haven, NY
Why not just substitute 'extra' mozzarella for the ricotta or cottage cheese?
I agree..if i had to do this i would get a bag of finely shredded mozzarella and mix the egg with that. I think it would still be very tasty. People should learn to not be so bossy when they are not the ones buying or making something.
Question. Do you cook your noodles before putting it all together?
Before I really knew about ricotta cheese and all being in Lasagna I made it with meat sauce and layered it and mozz and lasagna I did not use the other stuff. I liked it a lot that way. Mary Ann Hannibal, N Y
Yes, cook the lasagna noodles first before layering ;-)
Making the Lasagna, and just omitting the mozzarella sounds like a good idea! I just came across a recipe that caught my eye, but I haven't tried it yet. Go to(Goggle) "Christina Cooks" and look for the "Rich, Tasty, Creamy, Yummy Lasagna". It uses tofu - my grandaughter can not digest milk products - now that is a challange!
I agree with Tish - about making something for someone who is just picky - dietary restrictions are acceptable to me, but not so much with picky - I just find something else to make them!
I am allergic to tomatoes and related products. What can I add to mince to make lasagna?
By barb from Castlemaine, Vic
Use an alfredo sauce. It's yummy.
If you Google 'tomato free pasta sauce' you will find oodles of ideas. :-)
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