Almost as good as Stouffer’s

When I was growing up, my mom used to make the Stouffer’s vegetable lasagna (Family Size) every once in a while for an easy meal.  For a long time, I HATED it.  All those vegetables messing up the crunchy sides and creamy sauce – blech.  As I got older, I started to like it more and more.  Now, it’s one of my favorite frozen meal indulgences.  I don’t remember where I came across this one, but when I decided to explore vegetarian dishes, I knew I had to try it.

I did change some things, though.  I don’t like zucchini very much reheated, so I add more broccoli, carrots and included onions.  I only used about half the mozzarella cheese – it seemed plenty to me.  I didn’t add any extra parmesan either (see below).  I also didn’t use jarred Alfredo Sauce.  I looked for a simple recipe that didn’t make too much for a single person.  Some of the recipes used a quart of half and half!!  I didn’t need that much.  I did a little dance when I found this one that only used 1 cup.  I messed up on the parmesan cheese and ended up using 1.5 cups.  WAY too much…..for the sauce on pasta.  It ended up being perfect for this recipe.  It was a little thick, so I tried heating it up and ended up adding a little water.  Broth would probably work good, too, but I didn’t have any vegetable broth.

On to the pictures (you’re gonna like this!)


Cooking the veggies

Mixing with the sauce

First layer

Second layer


All baked

My plate


These are SO good.  I am going to add them to my cookbooks.  A few things: I did not need to spray the muffin pan with non-stick spray.  My pan is non-stick, so I figured I didn’t need it.  Also, since I made my alfredo sauce, it had a bit more fat in it than the light stuff at the grocery store.  I don’t know if that made a difference or not.  They didn’t stick when I took them out, but they did try to separate.  I just made sure not to grab the top wonton and put the fork/spoon all the way to the bottom of the cup.  I want to try this again and again.  I really liked the combination of vegetables that I chose, too.  I can’t wait to have these tomorrow.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s