1/2 c chopped celery or bok choy
1/2 c chopped carrots
1/2 c zucchini and or yellow squash
1/2 c chopped red onion
4-6 garlic cloves
1 tsp italian seasoning
1 tsp hot dried peppers
1 jar of marinara sauce
Add or substitute vegetables as desired.
2 large eggs
16 oz ricotta cheese
16 oz skim shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350.
Chop vegetables and combine with italian seasoning and marinara sauce. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, beat eggs and combine with ricotta cheese.
In a 13×9 glass baking dish, layer vegetable sauce, then noodles, ricotta mix, and mozzarella cheese. Repeat 2 more times and end with mozzarella cheese.
Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 15. Allow to cool for 10 minutes and serve.
8 oz of tomato sauce, any variety
1/2 red onion, chopped
8 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 cup water
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 small eggplant, thinly sliced rounds with skin
1 red bell pepper, cored and very thinly sliced strips
1 green bell pepper, cored and very thinly sliced strips
Squash or zucchini could be added and sliced round
3 tablespoons olive oil, or to taste
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, or to taste
3 tablespoons shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. Spread tomato sauce into the bottom of a dutch oven or 12×12-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with onion, garlic and jalapeño pepper and stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil and water until thoroughly combined. Season with salt and black pepper.
3. Arrange slices of eggplant, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper, starting at the outer edge of the dish and working concentrically towards the center. Overlap the slices a little to display the colors. Drizzle the vegetables with 3 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and black pepper. Sprinkle with thyme leaves. Cover vegetables with the dutch oven lid or a piece of parchment paper cut to fit inside the baking dish.
4. Bake in the preheated oven until vegetables are roasted and tender, about 45 minutes. Stir and place in the oven for 5 more minutes. Serve over rice, orzo or pasta with shredded cheese.