*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Italian Garden Lasagna
 
 
 Categories    : Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8      ounces        lasagna noodles -- uncooked
   30      ounces        meatless spaghetti sauce
    1 1/2  cups          water
    2      tablespoons   olive oil
    1      cup           onion -- chopped
    1      cup           red or yellow bell pepper -- chopped
    1      cup           carrots -- coarsely shredded
    4      cloves        garlic -- crushed
    2      cups          sliced mushrooms
    1      cup           zucchini -- finely chopped
    1      cup           broccoli flowerets -- finely chopped
    1      teaspoon      dried basil
    1      teaspoon      dried oregano
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/4  teaspoon      pepper
   10      ounces        frozen chopped spinach -- thawed and drained
   15      ounces        part skim ricottta
    1 1/4  cups          part skim mozzarella
    1      tablespoon    grated parmesan cheese
 
 Lightly oil 9 x 13 baking dish.  Heat oil over medium heat, Ad onion,
 bell pepper, carrots and garlic.  Cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes. 
 Add the rest of the vegtables, except Spinach.  Sprinkle with spices. 
 Cook, stirring frequently, 5 minutes more.  Remove from heat and stir in
 the spinach.  Set aside 1 cup of the vegtable mixture.
 
 Prepare cheese:  Set aside 1/2 cup of the mozzarella.  In medium bowl,
 combine rest  of the mozzarella, ricotta, and parmesean.  Mix well.
 
 Assemble:  Layers:
  1cup sauce in bottom of pan
 1/3 of noodles
 1/2 cup of sauce
 1/2 of cheese mixture
 1/2 of vegtables : press down into cheeese
 1/2 cup of sauce
 1/3 of noodles : press down firmly onto filling
 Repeat layers:
 1/2 cup of sauce
 remaining cheese
 remaining vegtables
 1/2 cup of sauce
 remaining noodles : press noodles down firmly
 
 Spoon reserved vegtables over noodles and top with rest of sauce.  Make
 sure noodles are entirely covered with sauce.
 
 Cover and bake 40 minutes in preheated 350 degree oven. 
 Uncover and spoon sauce from sides of pan over noodles.  Sprinkle with
 reserved Mozzarella and bake uncovered 30 minutes more.
 
 Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.