Veggie lasagna with ground beef

veggie lasagna with ground beef
Cooking Method
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Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 60 min Rest Time: 10 min Total Time: 1 hr 40 mins
Servings 4
Best Season Suitable throughout the year
  • olive oil
  • 1 Head onion (diced)
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic (diced)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 5 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 zucchini (diced)
  • oven ready lasagna noodles
  • 16 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 8 ounces herb and garlic cream cheese
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  1. First, in a pan, add olive oil and the diced onion. Saute until soft.

  2. Second, in the same pan, add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and two cloves of garlic. Stir them well for 1 minute.

  3. Third, add 1 pound of ground beef ( we already explained how to make it at home or you can simply buy it). Cook it until it's brown and drain any excess fat along the way.

  4. Next, add the marinara sauce to the pan. Stir well and set it aside.

  5. After that, let's go and prepare our veggies. In another pan and on medium heat, add olive oil, and 1 diced zucchini. Saute this for 4 to 5 minutes to soften up. Add 1 diced garlic clove, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Stir well for 1 minute.

  6. Next, add 1 and 1/2 cups marinara sauce to the pan. As previously, put the pan aside.

  7. After that, let's prepare our ricotta mixture. In a bowl, add 1 cup of frozen spinach (make sure the spinach is thawed and squeezed dry). Add 16 ounces of ricotta cheese, 8 ounces of herb and garlic cream cheese, and 1 and 1/2 cups of cottage cheese. Mix thoroughly with a fork.

  8. Now, let's start making our lasagna. Bring a casserole, add a layer with marinara sauce, and spread it around the bottom. Then, lay down the first layer of noodles.

  9. Next, add a layer of ricotta mixture. spread it evenly. Then, a layer of meat mixture. Next, a layer of the veggie mixture.

  10. It is almost done, all you have to do now is repeat the process until the casserole is full. You can add some cheese on top you can use any type.

  11. Enter the casserole into the oven at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes. Remove it from the oven and with this our lasagna is ready to get eaten. Cheers!!!