Broccoli Lasagna

Broccoli and roasted red peppers bring updated flavors to this vegetarian casserole recipe.

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  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Yields: 10 main-dish servings
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Bake: 30 mins 425°F
  • Stand: 10 mins
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Broccoli Lasagna
Ingredients
2
bunches broccoli, trimmed and cut up (about 8 cups)
12
dried lasagna noodles
1
15 ounce carton ricotta cheese
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
slightly beaten egg
2
tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
1
12 ounce jar roasted red sweet peppers, drained
1/4
cup butter
2
3
cups milk
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/4
teaspoon pepper
 
Nonstick cooking spray
2
cups shredded Montery Jack cheese (8 oz.)
3
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degree F. Place a steamer basket in a 4-quart Dutch oven. Add water just below the bottom of the steamer basket; bring to boiling. Add broccoli. Cover and reduce heat. Steam for 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Drain noodles; rinse with cold water. Drain well. In a small bowl stir together ricotta cheese, the 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, egg, and parsley; set aside
  3. In a blender container or food processor bowl, blend or puree the roasted red peppers until almost smooth; set aside. In a large skillet, melt butter. Stir in flour and garlic. Cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually add milk and pureed peppers. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in salt, basil, and pepper.
  4. Lightly coat a 13x9x2-inch baking dish or 3-quart rectangular casserole with nonstick cooking spray. Spread 3/4 cup of the sauce in dish. Arrange 3 lasagna noodles over sauce. Carefully spread 1/3 of the ricotta mixture over noodles. Top with 1/3 of the broccoli and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the Monterey Jack cheese. Repeat layers 2 more times beginning with sauce. Top with remaining noodles and sauce.
  5. Bake, covered, 20 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese and the 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Bake 10 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes. Makes 10 main-dish servings.
Nutrition Facts (Broccoli Lasagna)
    Per serving:
  • 406 kcal cal.,
  • 21 g fat
  • (13 g sat. fat,
  • 84 mg chol.,
  • 460 mg sodium,
  • 34 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 21 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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