Vegetable Lasagna Recipe Featuring KitchenAid Food Processor with ExactSlice System

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I live in a house of meat eaters.

My husband and my daughters could eat meat at every single meal, have it be the only thing on the plate and be perfectly content.

My son and I, however, are very much vegetable lovers with him being practically a vegetarian. Sometimes a girl (and her son) just want to have a fresh meal with nothing but vegetables and that’s when I decided I’d break the “meat with every meal” rule and make a vegetable lasagna.

Mixed Vegetable Lasagna

 

Before I share the recipe I do want to give you a little warning. I’ve never made an entirely vegetable lasagna before, especially not one with a white sauce. This entire recipe was experimental and 100% delicious (in my opinion). I can’t begin to say how it compares to other vegetable lasagnas.

With that out of the way, this was also the most fun dish I’ve ever made, all because I KitchenAid sent me the brand new 13-Cup Food Processor with ExactSlice™ System. This my friends, is the KING of all food processors. Not only does it chop, but it shreds, grates, purees and slices vegetables with so much precision that I kicked two kitchen appliances off my countertops just to make room for it.

kitchenaid 13 cup food processor

 

Chopping: Using the Stainless Steel Multipurpose blade and wide mouth feed tube I was able to put a fine chop on the red bell pepper and onion in less than 10 seconds … a task that would have taken me 10 minutes with a knife. Impressed much? I sure was.

KitchenAid Food Processor Chopped Onions

 

Shredding: The Reversible Shredding Disc and 3 in 1 Wide Mouth Feed Tube made it so easy to shred up fresh spinach.

Slicing: The best part of this particular food processor is the ExactSlice Disk that quickly slices fresh vegetables in six different thicknesses. I used it for a medium thickness on zucchini and literally squealed when each slice came out the exact same thickness in less than 30 seconds.

KitchenAid Chopped Spinach Slicer

Vegetables in Lasagna

 

 

Mini Multipurpose: The BPA Free Mini bowl and mini multipurpose blade was perfect for turning Ritz crackers into a fine crumble topping for the lasagna … a task for me that typically involves a sandwich bag and a hammer.

KitchenAid Food Processor Crumbs

 

Be sure to keep an eye out in the coming weeks as I’ll be sharing even more ways I’m using the food processor and there will be a chance to win one too!

Buy It: The KitchenAid 13 Cup Food Processor with ExactSlice System is available on KitchenAid.com for $249.99

Vegetable Lasagna Recipe
 
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Type: Main Dish
Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup broccoli, chopped
  • ½ cup shredded spinach
  • ½ cup matchstick carrots
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ cup finely chopping red bell pepper
  • ½ cup thin sliced zucchini
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 box lasagna pasta, cooked
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2¼ cups milk
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 row Ritz crackers, crumbled
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • salt/pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. In a large pot, boil pasta until tender, strain and cool in an ice bath.
  3. In skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and saute vegetables for about 5 minutes until tender. Set aside.
  4. In a medium pot over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour until combined. Slowly add milk, increase heat to medium-high and whisk until it begins to bubble and thicken. Add salt/pepper to taste, whisk in grated Parmesan until smooth. Set aside.
  5. In a square baking dish coated with non-stick cooking spray, layer ½ cup of the sauce, pasta, ricotta, vegetables, shredded mozzarella. Repeat.
  6. Cover with aluminium foil and bake for 50 minutes.
  7. Remove foil, top with cracker crumbs and shredded Parmesan cheese and bake for an additional 5 - 10 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Disclosure – KitchenAid provided my family with the food processor featured, opinions expressed are my own.

 

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  1. That looks delicious! I just received my food processor and was wondering what I can make with it. (I am nowhere near the cook you are!) I think I will try this recipe. I love vegetable lasagna!

  2. I have a food processor and I just don’t know HOW to use it. It’s amazing all they can do!

    • This was the first time I had EVER used one in my life and let me tell you, I was majorly overwhelmed at first. But then I took the time to read the instructions, tips and I went through the motions like I had done it a hundred times.

  3. I think I just fell in love with you! Stouffers frozen veggie lasagna is my fave! Yours looks pretty much just like it! YUM! Can’t wait to try this!

  4. I would love this but none of my family likes vegetables. I wonder if they would try something like this. It looks amazing as does the Kitchen Aid food processor. Gorgeous!

  5. Schmidty says:

    Oh my – that looks delicious! ….and what gorgeous pictures and food processor! Looking forward to more …

  6. I want a food processor! I was making some ice cream from bananas yesterday and was thinking that a food processor would work better than the Bullet I was using.

    Your recipe is making me crave for lasagna!

  7. I just printed off this recipie, I must make it as it looks delish.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

  8. Yammmyy this looks very good! I will try it! thanx

  9. I like meatless lasagna a lot too, but I have never tried it with white sauce. That’s pretty!

  10. My hubby and daughter are big meat eaters too, my son and I, not so much. I LOVE the look of this lasagna and am definitely printing it off to try soon!

  11. My hubby loves vegetable lasagna, I definitely need to make this for him. And, I’m need a new food processor and this looks perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Looks amazing, Cat! So healthy too.

  13. This sounds incredible Cat. I’m also in a house of all meat lovers, they would never touch this *sigh*. I should make it though and force them to eat it haha.

  14. That’s one fancy food processor! I LOVED my Ninja until my kid killed it.

  15. This look interesting!
    KAs

  16. I’m in the market for a new food processor and was delighted that Kitchenaid came out with a new model–mine dates back to 1999. However, I can’t tell from the literature what the rim of the cover is like. Does it fit into the bowl with a single lip, or is it a double lip that forms a “trough” ? Hope you can understand the question! Thanks

    • Hi June, I’m not quite sure if I’m understanding correctly but I went in and took a look at the lid/bowl and it’s just two pieces that come together, it doesn’t seem to have a “trough”.

  17. House Wife to be says:

    This looks amazing! So making it tomorrow for my fiancé when he comes over after work- thanks! I’ve been looking for something different to make.

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