Monday, February 15, 2010

Meatless Monday - Lasagna

Welcome friends to another snowy day in Georgia. I am joining in the Meatless Monday party over at Sweet and Savory
Not only is meatless less expensive, usually healthier but a great way to trade recipes. I have to admit I am cheating a bit today. Back in the 70s my room mate was a vegetarian. She made the most incredible meatless lasagna . Sadly, over the years we have lost touch but I continue to crave that lasagna! On all recipes several months ago I found one that sounded close. My Mister won't touch it, but it does have high ratings. And gosh it looks great.
Photo from allrecipes Vegetarian Four Cheese Lasagna

2 cups peeled and diced pumpkin
1 eggplant, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
5 tomatoes
1 pint ricotta cheese
9 ounces crumbled feta cheese
2/3 cup pesto
2 eggs, beaten
salt and pepper to taste
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
fresh pasta sheets
1 1/3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2.Place pumpkin on a baking sheet and roast in oven until browned and tender, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grill eggplant on a charcoal grill or fry in a skillet, turning once, until charred and tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Halve tomatoes and place on baking sheet in oven for last 15 minutes of pumpkin time; cook until tender and wrinkly.
3.In a medium bowl, stir together ricotta, feta, pesto, eggs, salt and pepper until well mixed. Fold roasted pumpkin into ricotta mixture.
4.Spoon half of the tomato sauce into a 9x13 baking dish. Lay two pasta sheets over the sauce. Arrange a single layer of eggplant slices over pasta and top with half the ricotta mixture. Cover with two more pasta sheets. Arrange the roasted tomatoes evenly over the sheets and spoon the remaining half the ricotta mixture over the tomatoes. Sprinkle with half the mozzarella. Top with remaining two sheets of pasta. Pour remaining tomato sauce over all and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.
5.Bake in preheated oven 30 to 40 minutes, until golden and bubbly

Don't forget to go check out all the other meatless dishes at Sweet and Savory! Stay warm and safe! Hey and leave me a comment letting me know what you are doing in this brrrrr weather.



  1. Janette..this looks devine!! I am a huge lasagna lover and the meat is very optional for me...cheese, not so optional :)


  2. Hi Janette,

    I might try this, but not sure about the eggplant. Maybe I can use Portobello mushrooms instead, what do you think?

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

  3. Sounds delish - will have to try this one.
    Stay warm.

  4. That pictures looks heavenly! I'm trying to eat less cheese, but I'm beginning to think that's an impossible goal for me.

  5. We do meatless meals here quite often. My husband prefers beef and potatoes, but he has adapted pretty well to more chicken, less beef and sometimes no meat at all!


  6. Jeanette,
    This sounds quite yummy! No one in my family needs meat at every meal, which can make cooking easier for me! Dee Dee

  7. Looks and sounds yummy. I love veggies. Wish I had everything on hand right now, I'd make it tonight. Thanks.

  8. I'm not vegetarian, but I actually prefer meatless lasagna for some reason. This recipe looks interesting.

  9. Oh ... putting pumpkin in lasagna sounds great! Never thought of it... but it would really make it creamy and tasty!
    ~glad I stopped by ...what a GREAT idea~
    take care & keep warm! ~Maria

  10. That meatless lasagna sounds yummy right now. Thanks so much for visiting my blog....Kim

  11. Just found you tonight and have enjoyed browsing your site so I am now your newest follower.
    Looking forward to visiting again and again

  12. This sounds FABULOUS! Love the eggplant especially. Great combo!

    (Tell Josh and Keelie that Bonnie and Carrie wish them a belated Happy Valentines Day! Doggy smooches for all!)

  13. Wow - I could eat a plateful of this right now! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Mmmmmmm! I don't know why I thought of this after reading your post ... but I want nachos. LOL! It's funny that you posted this today because Scott and I were just talking about lasagna on Sunday night. I'm gonna have to try this one! Thanks for stopping by the blog! The bathroom is getting there ... slowly, but surely as my mother used to say! :) Take good care! Artie

  15. Looks very good! I am going to send it to my DIL since she is a vegetarian...Christine

  16. This certainly sounds good for meatless Monday. Baby Remi is the cutest ever!!!!

  17. Sounds and looks good. Many years ago, a neighbor made me a lasagna made with egg plant that was really good. I have not made any kind in years - now Stouffers does all the work. :)

  18. Jeanette,
    Tell Doug I posted about my Valentine gift today! Dee Dee

  19. Hi Jeanette!

    Oh yummy!! WE do a lot of meatless meals here so, I love to see what others create and this one looks like a keeper!

  20. Hi Jeanette,
    Thanks for the recipe. I have to admit that I'm a little unsure that I would like the pumpkin in the recipe but if you say it's good then it's worth a try.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight.