Vegetarian Slow Cooker Lasagna

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Preparation : 15 min Cooking : 2 h
570 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Bone-healthy

Ingredients

1 eggs size large
2 1/4 cups ricotta cheese 440 g
8 cups baby spinach, coarsely chopped 140 g
3 Portobello mushrooms, halved and thinly sliced 130 g
1 zucchini, quartered lenghtwise and thinly sliced 120 g
6 cups canned tomatoes (diced), low in sodium 1.5 kg
2 cups canned corn, rinsed
3 cloves garlic, minced
dried chili peppers [optional]
2 tsp salt 9 g
4 tbsp olive oil, for the slow cooker 60 mL
500 g lasagne noodles, whole wheat 25
6 bocconcini / fresh mozzarella, sliced 320 g

Before you start

A slow cooker is needed to make this recipe.

Oven-ready lasagne noodles, which do not require any precooking, are used in this recipe.

The dark gills found on the underside of a portobello mushroom cap are edible, but can turn a dish an unappealing gray colour. If you like, gently scrape the gills off with a spoon.

Method

Prepare the filling

In a large bowl, combine egg, ricotta, spinach, mushroom and zucchini. Mix well.

In a medium bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, corn, garlic, crushed chili pepper (if using), and salt. Mix well.

Assemble the lasagna

Using a brush, cover the inside of the slow cooker with the oil.

Spread a quarter of the tomato mixture in the slow cooker. Arrange a layer of noodles over the sauce, overlapping them slightly and breaking into pieces to cover as much of the sauce as possible. Spread half of the ricotta-vegetable mixture over the noodles and firmly pat down, then spoon on another quarter of the tomato sauce and add a third of the mozzarella.

Repeat the layering once more, starting with the noodles.

Top with a third layer of noodles. Evenly spread the remaining tomato sauce over the noodles. Finish off with the remaining noodles over the tomato sauce.

Set aside the remaining of the mozzarella in the refrigerator.

Cook

Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on 'High' for 2 h or 'Low' for 4 h.

Turn off the slow cooker, add the reserved mozzarella on the lasagna, cover and let stand for 10 min to allow the cheese to melt. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (470g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

570

Fat

23 g

35 %

Saturated 9.9 g
+ Trans 0.3 g

51 %

Cholesterol

60 mg

Sodium

940 mg

39 %

Carbohydrate

71 g

24 %

Fibre

9 g

38 %

Sugars

10 g

Protein

26 g

Vitamin A

94 %

Vitamin C

64 %

Calcium

34 %

Iron

38 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 3 servings
Grain Products : 1 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 1 ¼ servings
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Copper, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12
Good source of  :
Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Excellent source of  :
Calcium, Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Free  :
Added Sugar
Diet-related health claims  :
Bone-healthy, Bone-healthy

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches ½
Vegetables 1 ½
Meat and Alternatives 2
Fats 4

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This recipe is in the following categories

Bone-healthy | High Iron | Vegetarian | Kosher | High Calcium | Halal | High Fibre