This easy lasagna recipe is amazing and comes from our friends over at http://weelicious.com/. Not only is it easy but also a great way to get your kiddos to eat their veggies.
- 2 Cups Zucchini, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Mushrooms and/or Spinach
- 1 15 oz Container Ricotta Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
- 1 Tbsp Dried Italian Herbs
- 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 25 oz Jar Pasta Sauce
- 1 Box Lasagna Noodles (uncooked)
- 2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese, grated
1. Place the vegetables in a food processor and pulse to roughly chop.
2. Place the ricotta, parmesan cheese, herbs, garlic powder, salt and egg in a bowl and stir to combine.
3. Pour half of the pasta sauce in the bottom of a crock pot.
4. Place a layer of noodles on top of the sauce, covering the entire surface, breaking the noodles to fit the pot.
5. Layer half of the ricotta mixture on top of the noodles, followed by 1 cup of the chopped vegetables and then one cup of mozzarella cheese.
6. Repeat with another layer of noodles, followed by the remaining ricotta mixture and the chopped vegetables.
7. Pour the remaining pasta sauce on top of the lasagna and top with the remaining cup of the grated cheese.
8. Cook on low for 4 hours.
At Weelicious.com, Catherine McCord focuses on quick, easy, nutritious recipes that are made using fresh, but minimal ingredients. The recipes appeal to a range of ages – from infants starting on solid foods to school-age kids and adults – and are meant for parents to use as an inspirational feeding guide for their own families.
Catherine encourages parents to be honest – no sneaking veggies! – and to include kids in the cooking process by giving them age-appropriate “jobs.” This hands-on experience inspires them to ask questions and gets them excited about what they’re going to eat. You’ll notice a change in their eating habits and as they grow, they’ll instinctively make healthier food choices. Every week day, Catherine introduces a new recipe and on Fridays, she posts a quick, unedited cooking demo that features either one of her two kids, Kenya (4) or Chloe (2). It’s fun and mistakes are made, but she wants her viewers to see that bringing
kids into the kitchen to help cook is possible.