Thursday, February 7, 2008

Healthy Casserole

I am typically a big meat gal but I love this dish and it's vegetarian!

Broccoli Casserole

2 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic
14 ounces diced tomatoes
8 ounces tomato sauce
6 ounces tomato paste
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 c chopped fresh parsley
2 c. ricotta cheese
1 c. mozarella cheese
9 lasagna noddles
3 c. chopped brocolli
1-2 tbsp Parmesan cheese

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Heat oil in skillet. Add garlic and cook 5 minutes until browned. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, vinegar oregano,and basil. Simmer on low while preparing the remaining recipe.
  3. Combine ricotta and mozzarella.
  4. Put 3 lasagna noodles in the bottom of a baking dish. Distribute 1/2 of the cheese mixture over noodles. Now layer with 1/2 of the brocolli. Next, sppon 1/3 of tomato mixture on top. REPEAT LAYER! Place 3 noodles over second layer and spread remaining tomato mixture over noodles. Cover with foil (that has been sprayed with nonstick spray)
  5. Bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan chees. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Let sit for 10 minutes and dig in!


Elizabeth February 7, 2008 at 9:07 PM  

That sounds really good!

Kelly Spezzano February 7, 2008 at 9:17 PM  

Are you by any chance going to make this for church Sunday (during the fellowship meeting) hint hint!


~*Rachel*~ February 8, 2008 at 1:20 PM  

Wow! Sounds DEE-LISH!

I'll make ya a deal, you make this for the meeting and fix my pumpking butter gooey cake thingy!

~*Rachel*~ February 8, 2008 at 1:21 PM  

ok that sounded like I wanted you to fix the cake...whoops, no, dont worry, I'll make! ha ha