When my grown kids first became vegetarians, I had a hard time finding recipes that were easy to make and appetizing. This Four Cheese Spinach Lasagne quickly became a family favorite.
Although each step is very easy, vegetarian pasta recipes can take a bit longer to prepare than some recipes, but we usually have helpers when we make it. Last time, my mother in law and daughter helped chopped vegetables and we enjoyed our time together in the kitchen.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large skillet, saute vegetables and garlic in oil until crisp-tender. Remove from the heat; set aside.
In a small heavy saucepan, whisk flour and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat; stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Cook 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted. Remove from the heat; stir in spinach. Set 1 cup aside.
In a large bowl, combine the cottage cheese, mozzarella and Swiss cheese. Spread 1/2 cup of spinach mixture in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with four noodles, half of the cheese mixture, vegetables and 3/4 cup spinach mixture. Repeat layers.
Top with remaining noodles, reserved spinach mixture and remaining Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes. Uncover; bake 15 minutes longer or until bubbly.
Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.