Reader recipe Child-Friendly Veggie Lasagna
Child-Friendly Veggie Lasagna
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Child-Friendly Veggie Lasagna

As a mom it is always hard to get kids to eat their veggies, but with this recipe it is easy. By mixing everything in one bowl, you can also cut down on time and dishes and make easy for children to help out. Note: Mixture freezes very well, so I will often make a double batch and freeze one without the cheddar on top. Upon defrosting I will add the cheddar before baking, so the cheese tastes fresh.

By joylynn_russell

Source: joylynn_russell

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  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 45 minutes
  • Portion size 8


  • 1/2 package 1/2packagemafalda noodlemafalda noodles or lasagna noodles
  • 1 can 1cancrushed tomatoes
  • 1 can 1candiced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspolive oil
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspbrown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspcinnamon
  • 2 tsp 2tspItalian seasoning
  • 1 tsp 1tspdill
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1 medium 1mediumzucchinizucchinis
  • 5 medium sized 5medium sizedmushroommushrooms
  • 1/2 medium 1/2mediumred onionred onions
  • 4 cups 4cupstorn spinach
  • 4 cloves 4clovesgarlic
  • 1 medium 1mediumbell pepper
  • 1 cup 1cupgrated, smoked Gruyère cheese
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupshredded Parmesan
  • 3 cups 3cupsshredded white cheddar cheese
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Preheat oven 350ºF. In a large pot boil 3 L water and half of the salt. Once water is boiling add mafalda (lasagna noodles), breaking them into small pieces, approx 3 inches. Cook the noodles, rinsing with cold water and coating with half the olive oil when done. While the noodles cook, dice the vegetables and place in large mixing bowl. In the same mixing bowl add the both cans of tomatoes, olive oil, sugar, cinnamon, Italian seasoning, dill, salt and pepper, Parmesan and Gruyere cheese. Mix thoroughly, while slowly adding cooked noodles to the mixture. Place in a 9x13 baking pan, and cover with shredded cheddar. Place in oven and cook for 45 minutes.

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