Sunday, July 27, 2008

Market Odds and Ends

I made up some marinara sauce this morning. Looking in the vegetable drawer I discovered some odds and ends vegetables from the market that needed to be used up so I made lasagna rolls for supper, tutorial for rolling can be found here.

Zucchini Lasagna Rolls

2 medium zucchini, grated (skin on)
1 large carrot, grated
2 young leeks, minced
mushrooms, sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 green pepper, diced

A 9x12 baking dish, spread about 1 cup marinara sauce over bottom evenly.

16 Lasagna noodles, cooked according to pkg. directions

Sautee mushrooms just to liquid cooks off, set aside. Combine the zucchini, carrot, leeks and green pepper. Salt and pepper, to taste. Combine 2 cups Ricotta cheese, 1 cup Parmesan cheese and two eggs. Add to veggie mixture and mix well.

Spread veggie-cheese mixture on lasagna noodles, along with mushrooms and roll up. Place in baking dish and top with a B├ęchamel Sauce, which is a white sauce made with flour, hot milk, butter and Parmesan cheese.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve with a green salad and crusty bread.

B├ęchamel Sauce:

3 cups of milk, heated
4 Tbsp. butter
4 Tbsp. all purpose flour
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Salt & Pepper, to taste

Heat milk in saucepan over medium-high heat, add butter. Whisk in flour and stir till sauce thickens. Add cheese and salt and pepper, blend well and remove from stove.


22 comments:

Lucy said...

Ooooh I'm here drooling!! That looks so yummy... NOW I wish I was just around the corner, I'd be on the the other side of your door knocking & calling...... let me in!! ;-)

OhioMom said...

LOL Lucy, have pasta and veggies, and you have a meal :)

The door is always open ...

Peter M said...

There's somethin' good cookin' in Cleveland...forget the R & R hall of fame...this is where it's at!

OhioMom said...

Thanks Peter, I will swap you a taste of that delish shrimp creation of yours .. :)

PGL said...

Looks good as usual Mom. Nice way to use what you already have too.

OhioMom said...

Thanks Sweetie :)

"Waste not, want not"

Kevin said...

I like the sound of these zucchini lasagna rolls.

OhioMom said...

LOL Kevin, and my family was so kind not to point out that I did yet another "Z" and pasta dish :)

Darius T. Williams said...

Can I just say that anything with a bechamel sauce gets my vote. The lasagna looks absolutely yummers!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Beth said...

Great way of using up/hiding veggies - from hubby not the kids!! Looks yummy

OhioMom said...

Thanks Darius, I am pleased "my guys" like it too. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed your slideshow :)

Beth, fortunately I don't have to "hide" veggies from the hubby, as we eat very little meat. I can present him with veggies everyday and he is happy :)

Theresa said...

Great way to use up those veggies! Got those zucchini's in there again:)

OhioMom said...

LOL Theresa, those were two that breeded in the drawer :)

Just the Right Size said...

I'm still lingering on that kuchen.

I'm in the mood for something fruity and warm. I need a kuchen in my kitchen!

Maybe later this week after bathroom remodel #1.

OhioMom said...

Hi Kathy

Any fruit will do with this kuchen :)

Nancy Heller said...

That looks mouthwateringly good!

Grace said...

i like meat lasagna, but given the choice between it and this amazing vegetarian version, this is the clear winner. it looks fabulous!

OhioMom said...

Thanks Nancy & Grace :)

Grace, we do a lot of vegetarian lasagnas, my guys are good about eating vegetarian versions.

bee said...

the only time i made lasagna, it was a disaster. yours looks perfect.

OhioMom said...

"practice makes perfect" Bee, I make a lot of lasagna :)

shambo said...

It looks really good. I like the idea of the rolls. It seems like serving would be so much easier. You discovered yet another way to make zucchini delicious. Congratulations!

OhioMom said...

Thanks Sue:) I swear I must have a breeding pair in the bottom of that drawer ... LOL!