Spiralized Vegetable Lasagna

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This is an all vegetable lasagna. It cuts into squares just as well as a regular lasagna and tastes just great! The first time I made this, I didn’t add the spinach, but I realized that it needed something green to cut the sweetness of the other vegetables. I like spinach, but kale or chopped broccoli would also work.

I used the slicing disk on the Spiralizer for this dish. The trick is to cut half way through the side of the vegetable being spiralized. That way, the slices will come out separate instead of being connected. I was also able to find some really nice, fat carrots at a local indoor farmer’s market. They work much better than packaged carrots from the grocery store.

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Ingredients:

1 large sweet potato
2 large carrots
2 large parsnips, fat ends
1 large onion
12 oz. package of mushrooms (white or baby bella)
package of baby spinach
small container of ricotta cheese
package of shredded mozzarella
1 egg
tomato sauce, homemade or jarred
olive oil, salt, pepper, basil, oregano, garlic powder

Method:

1. Peel the sweet potato, carrots, and parsnips. Cut halfway through the sides of each piece being spiralized. Use the slicing blade. Put all slices in a large bowl.
2. Peel and cut a large onion in half. Cut into thin half moon slices. Or you could slice the onion using the slicer blade and then chop it into manageable lengths. Add to the bowl.
3. Add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil to the vegetables and toss to coat. Add about a teaspoon of kosher salt, about a half teaspoon of freshly ground pepper, a few shakes of garlic powder, dry basil and dry oregano. Toss everything well.
4. Spread the vegetables on a sheet pan and roast at 400 for about 20-25 minutes, moving them around mid way through. Remove and let cool a bit.
5. Slice the mushrooms and sauté them in a little olive oil. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Set aside. Wilt the spinach in the same pan.
6. Mix the ricotta cheese with the egg. Tiny bit of salt. Set aside.
7. Time to start layering. Spread a layer of tomato sauce on the bottom of the pan. Then a layer of vegetables. Then ricotta cheese, tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella. Next, a layer of sautéed mushrooms and spinach, followed by the cheeses, tomato sauce and another layer of vegetables. End with cheeses and tomato sauce. A sprinkle of Parmesan on top is a nice touch.
8. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Let rest for about 15 minutes before cutting into squares.

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About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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