So luscious I promise you won't miss the meat!  Try using whole grain noodles and fat free or low fat dairy products to make this even healthier.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens Italian Favorites

  • 12 dried lasagna noodles (I used whole grain)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups cream-style cottage cheese (fat free or low fat)
  • 15 ounce carton ricotta cheese (fat free or low fat)
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 large)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 - 1teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/4cups skim milk
  • 10 ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and thoroughly drained
  • 10 ounce package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and thoroughly drained
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (3 ounces)
  • 18 ounce package shredded mozzarella cheese (2 cups)
1. Cook noodles, drain, and set aside.
2. In a medium bowl combine eggs, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, and Italian seasoning.  Set aside. 
3. In a large skillet cook mushrooms, onion, and garlic in hot oil until tender.  Stir in flour and pepper; add milk.  Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly.  Remove from heat. Stir in the spinach, broccoli, carrot, and 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese.  
4. To assemble,  spoon 1/2 cup of the vegetable mixture into a greased 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Layer one-third of the noodles onto the sauce.  Spread on one-third of the cottage cheese mixture, then one third of the vegetable mixture.  Sprinkle with one-third of the mozzarella.  Repeat the layers twice.  Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
5. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven for 35 minutes or until heated through.  Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. 

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