2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped fine
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 (28-oz.) can diced tomatoes [I used petite]
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 cup water [depending how saucy you like your sauce]
10 curly-edged no bake lasagna noodles, broken into 2-inch lengths
1 small zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
1 small yellow squash, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
Spinach- 1 cup frozen or 2 cups fresh baby spinach
1 tsp: basil [or marjoram] , thyme, and salt
2 tsp dried oregano
12 oz. ricotta cheese [ I used cottage cheese]
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup sliced Mozzerella
Heat oil in a large 12-inch skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Drain tomatoes into a 2-cup liquid measure. Add water to tomato liquid to make 2 cups. Add tomato sauce, tomato juice and water mixture, herbs, and salt to skillet.
Scatter noodles into the skillet, layer tomatoes over the noodles and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, covered, stirring occasionally (so the noodles won’t stick!) for about 10 minutes.
**Stir in veggies, cook, stirring now and then, until noodles and squash are tender, about 10 minutes. Add half of the ricotta or cottage cheese and Parmesan cheese to the noodles, stirring until the sauce is creamy. Dollop remaining ricotta or cottage cheese over the noodles, and sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese. Cover [if you have one] until all cheese is melted.
**Ok, ok, I have to confess, my children are P-I-C-K-Y, so I cooked all of the veggies except the can of petite diced tomatoes in a separate skillet.
...AND my husband prefers a bit of meat with his dinner, so I added 2 links of Johnsonville mild Italian sausage [In the end, I would have preferred it without, but that's just me] , cooked in water and well drained, to the veggies. I separated out the kids' portion, then added the veggies to my husband and I's 2/3s.— thus the [sorta] in the recipe title.
My prep looked more like this...
|I added sliced mozzarella to each skillet.|