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Fresh Veggie Lasagna

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup low-sodium, fat-free marinara sauce (plus additional for serving)
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 4 no-boil lasagna noodles
  • 1 bag baby spinach
  • 1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
  • Fresh basil leaves (optional)

Instructions

  1. Spray crockery pot of slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together mozzarella, ricotta, Parmesan, egg, oregano and garlic powder.
  3. Spread 2 tablespoons of pasta sauce in bottom of pot.
  4. Sprinkle 1/2 of zucchini over sauce and top with 1/3 of the cheese mixture.
  5. Break 2 noodles into pieces to cover cheese.
  6. Spread 2 tablespoons of sauce and then layer 1/2 of the spinach and 1/2 of the mushrooms.
  7. Repeat layering, ending with cheese and the remaining sauce. Firmly press ingredients into pot.
  8. Cover and cook over low heat for 4-5 hours.
  9. Allow lasagna to rest 20 minutes before cutting into wedges to serve.
  10. Spoon a little extra sauce over each serving and top with a basil leaf, if desired.

Yield: 1 1/4 cups per serving

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