Roasted Vegetable Lasagna
1 lb. lasagna noodles cooked and cooled and laid flat
6 Chinese eggplant, sliced lengthwise, 1/4 inch slices, roasted (do not peel)
6 zucchini, sliced lengthwise, 1/4 inch slices, roasted (do not peel)
4 roasted red bell peppers
1 head roasted garlic
2 large yellow onion, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 can or 2 cups diced tomatoes
1 Tblsp. fresh basil, chopped fine
1 tomato sauce, 8 oz.
1/2 lb. Mozzarella cheese, grated
1/2 lb. goat cheese
1 cup Bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Dip the zucchini, the eggplant and the onion rounds in the olive oil and salt
and pepper. Grill slices on a barbeque until soft. Grill the onions until they
are golden on both sides. Set aside and let cool. Roast peppers and garlic. Peel
peppers and squeeze out garlic and set aside.
Assemble the lasagna by layering a:
1. Layer of lasagna noodles, layer of zucchini & onions, layer of Mozzarella and
goat cheese, layer of sauce mixture.
2. Layer of noodles, layer of eggplant & onions, layer of Mozzarella and goat
cheese, layer of sauce mixture.
3. Layer of noodles, layer of roasted bell peppers, remaining zucchini and
onions, layer of mozzarella and goat cheese, a layer of the sauce
mixture, and a layer of noodles.
4. Lightly salt and pepper each layer.
5. Top the final layer of noodles with the remaining sauce mix and sprinkle with
bread crumbs and parmesan cheese
In the tomato sauce and the diced tomatoes, combine the basil, salt, pepper and
roasted garlic. Divide and pour this over the layers. Sprinkle the top with
bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese and bake, covered with foil, in a 375 degree
oven for 30 minutes, remove the foil and bake another 15-20 minutes to brown the
top. Serve hot as a main dish or a side dish.
** There are many vegetables that can be roasted and would serve well in this
dish. Experiment with your favorites.
Place the whole peppers on the grill and roast [Turning occasionally] until the
skins are blackened. Remove from the grill and let cool in a brown paper bag
until they can be handled for peeling off the blackened skin. Clean out the
seeds and veins and use whole or cut into needed size. Do not wash under the
faucet, and try to save the juices to put in the sauce mix. Will keep
refrigerated for 2-3 weeks if covered with olive oil and a teaspoon of wine
Peel outer skin layer from head of fresh garlic, leaving the cloves and head
intact. Place head on double thickness of foil; top with 1 teaspoon butter and a
sprig of fresh rosemary or oregano [or 1/4 teaspoon dried]. Fold up and seal.
Bake in 400 degree oven for 55-60 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes. Squeeze
cloves from skins and set aside. Discard skins. Use anywhere you would use
garlic. The taste is exceptionally smooth and mild. Can be spread on bread or
crackers and eaten without the usually strong taste of garlic.