The Ultimate Roasted Vegetable Lasagne

“I am 1/7 billionth of humanity, and I am hungry for truth. I’m also hungry for love, knowledge, and pasta.
” 
― Jarod KintzLove quotes for the ages. And the ageless sages.

It’s molten, and it’s cheesy.

The ultimate vegetable lasagna roasted sweet potato cheese parmesan ricotta healthy

It’s browned to a perfect golden yellow and it begins with the letter “L”….

It’s also vegetarian too (and so extra cheesy…)

To cut a long description short: it’s amazing.

Why so?

Because it’s LASAGNE! And any molten, creamily packed pasta with mile high layers of deliciousness deserves to be spoken about poetically. But this particular one = especially so:

The ultimate vegetable lasagna roasted sweet potato cheese parmesan ricotta healthy

Whilst fixing this all together, I was absolutely terrified of the ‘volcano-in the-oven’ that was totally about to be: it turns out that I seriously over estimated the amount of vegetables that were needed (apparently chopping is super therapeutic), but I remained unprepared to compromise 3 layers of lasagne for 2 – 2?! No.

The ultimate vegetable lasagna roasted sweet potato cheese parmesan ricotta healthy

Miraculously however, these 3 seriously packed out layers of marinara, noodles, roasted veggie mountains, beds of spinach, egg-y cheese filling plus a generously cheese-drowned top managed to melt neatly into the tray (rather than out) and actually decided against spilling heaps of dripping hot lasagne guts out all over the oven. It was a tense wait.

The smell was absolutely amazing. Aside from the waft of roasted veggies that had been done the hour before, the browning cheese cast a spell on all of our appetites. Photographs had to be done extremely quickly…

I had mine with salad and tomatoes. But my dad’s preference has always been lasagne + tinned baked beans. My brother decided that 2 whopping great pieces by themselves made a decent enough snack (?!), whilst the veggie phobic bro missed out completely.

 

Ingredients for the lasagne:

  • Pre-roasted vegetables chopped finely, I used: 2 small sweet potatoes, 1 baby zucchini, 1 medium eggplant, 2 medium onions, 1 red pepper, 1 yellow pepper (it made a lot but it fitted).
  • 1 C spinach
  • 3 C of ricotta
  • 1 egg
  • 2 C mozzarella
  • ½ C parmesan
  • 1 large jar marinara sauce
  • 500g pack of lasagne noodles (I didn’t use all of them).
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp basil
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp parsley
  • Salt + pepper to taste.

For the topping:

  • ½ C parmesan mixed with ½ C shredded mozzarella, combined.

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the 3 C ricotta with the mozzarella + parmesan and egg (for the filling) set aside.
  2. The layers of the tray should look something like this:
    1. ¼ C marinara sauce (bottom layer)
    2. Noodles
    3. Spinach
    4. ½ the roasted veg.
    5. ½ Ricotta + Mozzarella + Parmesan mixture.
    6. Repeat.
    7. Final layer: Pour the remaining sauce over a final layer of noodles, and top with the mozzarella + parmesan mixture which you set aside earlier.

It was beautiful. Hands down, the top layer was the bestest of all top layers ever. Thick, cheesy, and  rich.

The ultimate vegetable lasagna roasted sweet potato cheese parmesan ricotta healthy

Currently crushing on:

Pam’s picture perfect kitty!

Peanut butter and baked beans (speak of the devil…). THE FOOD PYRAMID IS FINALLY COMPLETE:  I bet they would go seriously nicely with this lasagne! Sorry to gross any baked bean haters out (not sorry).

And MAPLE WHIPPED SWEET POTATOES #OMG I am officially done. Don’t you just love fall?! The best of the food blogosphere comes out!

Soooo, what’s your preferential lasagne side?

Is anyone else getting really sad now that autumn/fall is kicking in and it’s getting increasingly hard to photograph stuff at meal times because it’s too dark?! How do you work around this?! #foodieissues

Let me know in the comments!

Happy Monday!

Tash x

  • http://bakingamoment.com Allie | Baking a Moment

    Oh my gosh, this is making me so hunnnnngry! What a gorgeous dish!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Allie! It is ridiculously filling! It looks even better after its been in the fridge since all the layers kinda ‘solidify’ and the sauce thickens <3

  • http://cookiemonstercooking.com Ashley

    Mmm I love lasagna! And I love the sound of this with all those delicious veggies!!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      I swear lasagne is a human weakness of it’s own…

  • http://www.pumpkinnspice.com Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice

    This veggie lasagne sounds amazing! I’ve never made it with just veggies before, so I’m loving this recipe! Such a great way to add in a bunch of healthy foods. Pinned!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks for the pin Gayle, you’re the best!

  • http://www.sidewalkshoes.com pam (Sidewalk Shoes)

    Oh this lasagna looks great! Thanks for the kitty cat shout out! I know what you mean about the light, no more just plopping the food in front of the window. We just got some handheld work lights from the hardware store and I think they are going to help a lot!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      You’re kitty cat is just way gorgeous! I’m glad you saw that haha! And oh that sounds ideal! – What kind of lights are they? How do you stop the from having a tungsten-like colouring?

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com Joanne

    How did you know veggie-stuffed lasagna was my favorite?! Looks so good!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Because amazing taste buds think alike 😉

  • http://www.primaverakitchen.com Olivia – Primavera Kitchen

    I love veggie stuffed lasagna. Yours looks so flavourful and delicious!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Stuffed = the operative word here! Thanks Olivia! <3 I'm sure it would go well with some crispy roasted beans! 😉

  • http://TheSquishyMonster.com The Squishy Monster

    This looks SO delectable!!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Indeed!! <3

  • http://evaetsandra.com Eva

    This lasagne looks so yummy is perfect for the begining of autum! Love it!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Eva! I love fall too :)

  • http://foodconnections.blogspot.com Debra

    I love your photos! Beautiful, and this recipe is one I’m definitely going to try. I love the drizzle on top, it really makes the picture perfect.

    • http://foodconnections.blogspot.com Debra

      Wait, how is it I comment on the pancakes and my comment showed up here? Oh well, I must say the lasagne looks really good too!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Hahaha thanks Debra!! The drizzle was amazing. Not too sure how that happened either! Hopefully I haven’t got a glitch, but your comment made me so happy :)

  • http://lifemadesweeter.com Kelly – Life Made Sweeter

    What a beautiful lasagna! Love all the veggies packed in here – wish that was for dinner tonight – yum!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      It is so huge! You can come over and have a slab of our leftovers! <3

  • http://www.orgasmicchef.com Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    When it comes to pancakes, it’s always about what goes on top for me. Your pumpkin pancakes would be good on the bottom too. I love them!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Haha thanks Maureen!

  • http://www.theperfectionist.co.uk Natasha

    This is so beautiful! I want to eat my screen. I love a good veggie lasagne, and this one is spectacular with its layers and crisp cheese topping. I’m so hungry now!

  • http://www.alittlefreckle.blogspot.co.uk/ Emma

    I just torture myself looking at your food pics.

    Lasagne is without a doubt one of my favourite dishes of all time!!!! And this one looks heavenly. I’m definitely going to make this!!!!

    I usually make Lasagne with the intention of freezing lots of portions, you know…to be practical….but I don’t think, to this day, a Lasagne has ever made it to the freezer because I just don’t understand portion control!

    Looks like a fab recipe!

    Emma xx

    http://www.alittlefreckle.blogspot.co.uk