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This recipe was created of necessity on a hot summer day. Working in my garden all day I needed a quick, easy recipe I could pop into the oven to cook while I continued to work outside. I assessed ingredients on hand and created this delicious casserole. I was short on mozzarella cheese, so I added cheddar. A sharp cheddar is the key to this flavorful lasagna. This has become our favorite “Meatless-Monday Meal” during the summer.
I’m not calling this a “vegetable lasagna” because both zucchinis and tomatoes are fruit. Take our Are You Smarter than a Turnip? quiz to see if you know the difference between a fruit and a vegetable.
If possible, use fresh tomatoes. Considering this recipe uses canned tomatoes, it’s not too terribly high in the sodium department. If rBGH-free cheese (especially if it’s goat cheese) is available, tomatoes are organic/cans BPA-free, and remaining ingredients are organic, this makes a “relatively” healthy meal with less than 1/3 RDA of sodium per serving. Fresh tomatoes reduce the sodium even further. Although this takes about an hour to cook, it only takes about 10 minutes to put together and get into the oven.