Most of us enjoy Lasagna. I really like traditional lasagna made with ground beef, but I also like the Alfredo lasagna served at the Olive Garden. I don’t even like peppers, but I still enjoy this meatless variety. Enjoy!
Heat water to a boil in the bottom ofa double boiler. Add butter, cream and pepper to thetop pot and heat until butter is completely melted,then stir in Parmesan until melted and blended.Remove top pot and set aside to cool. Divide the Lasagna sauce into 2 equal portions. Refrigerate 1 portion for use later.
1 pint Ricotta cheese
2 oz. Romano, grated
3 oz. Mozzarella, shredded
2 tbls. green onions, sliced
2 teas. fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 teas. salt
1/8 teas. black pepper
1/4 teas. dried basil
1/4 teas. dried oregano
1 1/4 cups Alfredo sauce, cooled
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and blend thoroughly with a rubber spatula. Set aside at room temp.
(use the vegetables that your family will like, this is what Olive Garden uses in their lasagna.
You could use spinach, chicken, sausage, etc. to exchange for some of the veggies.
2 cups carrots, sliced
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 cups red bell peppers, diced
1 cup green bell pepper, diced
1 cup yellow onion, diced
2 cups zucchini, sliced
Coat the bottom and sides of a 9×13 baking dish with vegetable spray. Lay out cooked lasagna strips (about 3-4 ) to cover entire bottom. Spread 1−1/4 c of the Ricotta mix evenly over the strips. Top with 8 c of veggie mix and spread out evenly. Lay out 9 of the mozzarella slices, or enough grated cheese to cover the veggie layer. Repeat this layering. Top the second layer of mozzarella slices with lasagna strips and spread them evenly with 1−1/4 c ricotta cheese mix to finish.
Spray a sheet of foil with vegetable spray and cover the baking dish tightly with the foil, sprayed side down. Bake in a preheated 375F oven for about an hour or until done. Remove from the oven and allow to sit for a few minutes, covered, before cutting and serving. Immediately prior to serving, heat the reserved portion of Alfredo Sauce and ladle the hot sauce over each slice of lasagna as it is served.