Lasagna Primavera

Using oven-ready lasagna noodles makes this recipe simple to prepare...and layering vegetables into the lasagna is a brilliant way to add flavor and lighten up this delicious dish.


Lasagna Primavera

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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 35 mins
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Ingredients
  • 4   tablespoons 
    reduced fat butter
  • 2   tablespoons 
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2  cups 
    skim milk
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    ground black pepper
  • 2   
    medium zucchini or summer squash, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 1  10  ounce package 
    cremini mushroom, sliced (about 3 3/4 cups)
  • 1   
    medium red pepper, cut into 2-inch-long strips (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2  pound 
    asparagus trimmed and cut into 2-inch-long pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 3   cups 
    Prego® Heart Smart Ricotta Parmesan Italian Sauce
  • 12   
    oven-ready lasagna noodles (no boil)
Directions
1.
Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or the mixture turns a golden color. Gradually stir in the milk with a whisk. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until the milk mixture boils and thickens. Stir in the nutmeg and black pepper. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
2.
Heat the remaining butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the zucchini, mushrooms, pepper and asparagus and cook for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
3.
Layer 1/2 cup sauce, 4 lasagna noodles, another 3/4 cup sauce, 1/3 of the milk mixture and 1/2 of the vegetable mixture in a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Repeat the layers. Top with the remaining lasagna noodles, sauce and milk mixture.
4.
Loosely cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees F. or until the lasagna is hot and bubbling. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
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