Mexican-Style Vegetable Lasagna

  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Chill: 2 hrs to 24 hrs
  • Stand: 30 mins + 10 minutes
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Mexican-Style Vegetable Lasagna
Ingredients
1/2
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
2
tablespoons olive oil
6
cloves garlic, minced
5
cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 1/4
cups sliced yellow summer squash (1 medium)
3/4
1/2
cup frozen whole kernel corn
1
6 ounce package (about 5 cups) fresh baby spinach
3
eggs
2
cups cream-style cottage cheese
1 1/2
cups crumbled Cojita cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese (6 ounces)
1/2
cup fresh cilantro leaves
10
6 inches corn tortillas
1 3/4
cups salsa
Directions
  1. Lightly grease a 2-quart rectangular or square baking dish; set aside. In a 12-inch skillet cook onion in hot oil over medium heat about 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add mushrooms, squash, sweet pepper, and corn. Cook and stir for 5 to 7 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and squash is crisp-tender. Stir in spinach. Cook and stir just until spinach starts to wilt. Remove from heat.
  2. In a food processor or blender combine eggs, cottage cheese, and 1 1/4 cups of the Cojita cheese. Cover and process or blend until combined. Add cilantro. Cover and process or blend with on/off pulses until cilantro is chopped.
  3. To assemble lasagna, arrange five of the tortillas in the bottom of the prepared baking dish, cutting as necessary to fit. Spread with cheese mixture and vegetable mixture. Top with the remaining five tortillas, cutting as necessary to fit. Spread salsa over tortillas; sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup Cojita cheese. (To serve today, omit Step 4. Continue as directed in Step 5.)
  4. Cover baking dish with plastic wrap. Chill for 2 to 24 hours. To serve, let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake, uncovered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until mixture is set. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts (Mexican-Style Vegetable Lasagna)
    Per serving:
  • 441 kcal cal.,
  • 22 g fat
  • (9 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 8 g monounsatured fat),
  • 152 mg chol.,
  • 1163 mg sodium,
  • 39 g carb.,
  • 7 g fiber,
  • 10 g sugar,
  • 26 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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