About a year ago my husband and I decided to start a journey towards a healthier lifestyle by going vegetarian. To break ourselves into full vegetarians we decided to make the baby step to pescatarian, which means we still eat dairy, eggs and seafood; the children still eat school breakfast and lunch. You can beat FREE! We have been trying to find clean meals the entire family enjoys. Which has been lot easier than I imagined.
I have been requested by a lot of people to share our favorite recipes. Every time I think to myself “But I don’t have recipes”. I rarely measure anything. Following a recipes’ directions is like torture for some reason and I seem to never write down my changes. Unless its bread. I must follow those recipes step by step. I haven’t mastered the art of bread…yet.
I decided maybe it was about time to share our yummy family friendly vegetarian dishes. I mean who am I to suggest a Meatless Monday to someone, when I am not sharing my delicious meal ideas. Going meatless is a lot less scary than most may think, you should try it, you might like it!
Okay, okay….here is my very own White Lasagna.
What you will need:
Large baking dish
Box of lasagna noodles
16 oz small curd cottage cheese
3 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese (1 cup for topping)
2 cups of chopped spinach (Or less)
1 cup of finely chopped broccoli
1 cup of finely chopped cauliflower
28-32 oz of alfredo sauce
Garlic to season
Start by boiling the lasagna noodle just before they are fully cooked, drain and let cool. Preheat your oven to 350F. While the noodles are boiling, mix together the cottage cheese, 2 cups of mozzarella, eggs, and veggies, season with the garlic to your taste. Make sure you stir the stuffing mixture well.
Lightly spread a small amount of sauce on the bottom of the baking dish. Layer in this order; lasagna noodles, stuffing mixture, noodles and last the Alfredo sauce. Repeat until the pan is full or you run out of something. Make sure you save some sauce for the top of the lasagna.
Cover with foil and bake for 20-30 minutes. The lasagna should look like it is starting to boil. Sprinkle the last cup of mozzarella cheese over the entire lasagna. Place your lasagna back into the oven for about 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.