Vegetable Lasagna with Broccoli

May 29, 2020
Looking for super tasty meatless dinner ideas?  This Vegetable Lasagna with Broccoli is for you!  Loaded with shredded carrot, bell pepper strips, broccoli florets, and three kinds of melty cheese, it's also loaded with fabulous flavor.
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If you're looking for super tasty meatless dinner ideas, this Vegetable Lasagna with Broccoli is perfect for you.  Because it's loaded with fresh shredded carrot, bell pepper strips, broccoli florets, and three kinds of melty cheese -- which means it's also loaded with fabulous flavor.

It's one of my absolute favorite dinner recipes of all time, meat or no meat.  And I love that it's a vegetable lasagna recipe without marinara sauce, and therefore lets the flavor of the veggies and cheese shine in the forefront.

If you happen to prefer a vegetable lasagna with marinara, you may want to check out our spinach lasagna roll-ups recipe -- it's another one of my all-time favorites, for sure.

Loaded with shredded carrot, bell pepper strips, broccoli florets, and three kinds of melty cheese, this Vegetable Lasagna is also loaded with fabulous flavor.

I've seriously had this lasagna's original base recipe forever.  I'm not 100% positive, but I think I pulled it from a magazine back in my college days, and that was quite some time ago, indeed. I've tweaked and tinkered with that original recipe a lot over the years, ultimately landing on the tasty creation I'm sharing here today.

Serve this meatless main dish with some crusty bread and a nice salad, and you have yourself a wonderful vegetarian meal.  Or, I've also been known to pair this as a tasty side with an easy pork chops recipepork roast on the stove top, or with roasted chicken for my meat-loving family. 

On another note, this Vegetable Lasagna recipe is also one of my go-to dishes when taking a meal to someone, especially when I'm not sure of their food preferences.

You just can't go wrong with its deliciousness!

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This recipe calls for a mixture of chopped onion, shredded carrot, red and green bell pepper, and broccoli. I use a combination of whatever color bell peppers I have on hand - and especially love it with a variety of sweet yellow, orange, and red bell peppers.

A food processor makes super quick work of shredding the carrots. I highly encourage dirtying up the ol' food processor for this step, if you have one handy.  

You could use packaged pre-shredded carrots if you'd like, but I find them to be less sweet and flavorful than freshly-shredded whole carrots.

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To whip up a pan of this tasty Vegetable Lasagna, start by sauteeing together the chopped onion, shredded carrot, and bell pepper strips.  Sauteeing them gently in butter brings out their sweetness, and brings wonderful flavor to the finished dish.

Once the veggies are sauteed, mix them together with thawed, well-drained frozen broccoli florets.

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Then spoon a tiny bit of this vegetable mixture into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish -- maybe about a cup or so.

This will keep the bottom layer of lasagna noodles from sticking to the pan.

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Then build up layers of noodles, cheese, and veggies to assemble the lasagna.

The three-cheese mixture in this lasagna is a combination of ricotta, Monterey Jack, and mozzarella.  All three of these have a fairly mild flavor, and blend nicely with the veggies to let the veggies' flavor come through.

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Finally, bake the lasagna up until the cheese is nice and melty.  And then you're ready to dig into the veggie deliciousness!

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With its combination of sauteed onion, shredded carrot, sweet bell peppers, and broccoli, this Vegetable Lasagna with Broccoli is loaded with fabulous flavor.  It's a great meatless dinner idea, side dish option when paired with a simple meat, or make-and-take meal option to deliver to a friend.

But no matter how and when you choose to enjoy it, this is one veggie lasagna recipe that's just plain good.

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Vegetable Lasagna with Broccoli

Vegetable Lasagna with Broccoli

Looking for super tasty meatless dinner ideas? This Vegetable Lasagna with Broccoli is for you! Loaded with shredded carrot, bell pepper strips, broccoli florets, and three kinds of melty cheese, it's also loaded with fabulous flavor.
Prep time: 30 MCook time: 30 MTotal time: 60 M

Ingredients:

  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green or yellow bell pepper
  • 1 (15 oz.) container ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 (16 oz.) pkg. frozen broccoli florets or chopped broccoli, thawed and well-drained
  • 2 c. shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

  1. Cook lasagna noodles in salted water according to package directions; drain.
  2. Cut peppers in thin strips. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat; saute onion, carrots, and peppers until onion is just turning translucent, about 4 - 6 minutes.
  3. Spoon sauteed vegetables into a large bowl; add broccoli.
  4. Stir together salt and ricotta cheese.
  5. Spray a 9x13" baking dish with cooking spray. Sprinkle a tiny amount of vegetable mixture (about a cup or so) in the bottom of the baking dish, just to keep noodles from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  6. Place 4 lasagna noodles in the the bottom of the pan, overlapping the edges as needed. Top with 1/2 of ricotta mixture, 1/3 of vegetable mixture, and 1/3 of Monterey Jack and mozzarella cheese.
  7. Repeat above layers.
  8. Top layers with the last 4 noodles. Then top with the remaining vegetables and sprinkle on the remaining Monterey Jack and mozzarella cheese.
  9. Bake at 350℉ for about 20-25 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted.
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12 comments

  1. I have been looking for a vegie lasagna recipe that didnt have maranera sauce for a long time! THis looks fabulous. THanks for sharing. I'd be thrilled if you linked this up at Whatcha’ Whipped Up . Hope to see you there!

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    1. Yes, the absence of marinara sauce really lets the flavor of the veggies shine. Thanks for inviting me over to your linky party - I joined up!

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  2. Always looking for a wonderful vegetarian dish you can serve as main course or side dish. I just met a new taste tester that is 100% vegetarian so saving this

    Such delicious colors. WOnderful post

    Dave

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    1. The different colors of the veggies really do make for a pretty dish!

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  3. I just wanted to let you know that this is being featured at Whatcha' Whipped Up! Hope to see you there again this week.
    Dawn DJ's Sugar Shack

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  4. This sounds gorgeous, and so simple - no messing around making sauce. I love how colourful it is too. Pinning this so I can make it later! :)

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  5. Is there any way to make this with no-boil noodles such as Barilla? I'm concerned that w/o a lot of sauce the noodles wouldn't cook. If there is no other way than to boil the noodles I will proceed, as it looks too darn delicious, pretty and healthy not to make it!

    Many thanks.

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    1. You're right ... there's not enough liquid/sauce for this lasagna to work well with no-boil noodles. I recommend going ahead with boiling the noodles prior to assembly. Enjoy!

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  6. Is there any approach to make this with no-bubble noodles, for example, Barilla? I'm worried that w/o a ton of sauce the noodles wouldn't cook. On the off chance that there is no other path than to heat up the noodles I will continue, as it looks also darn tasty, lovely and sound not to make it!

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  7. That looks absolutely delicious! I love how chuck full of veggies it is. Pinned.

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