Vegetarian Lasagna

Serves 50 (use 3 full size catering pans)

Red Sauce:
10 lbs diced eggplant
10 lbs diced squash/zucchini
5 lbs diced peppers/onions
1/2 cup diced garlic
2 # 10 cans of diced tomatoes
20 oz frozen spinach

Saute garlic and onions in olive oil until softened. Add all other vegetables (except tomatoes) and cook until tender. Add tomatoes and season with salt, pepper, basil and oregano. Let simmer at least 1 hour until ready to layer.

Filling:
5 lbs cottage cheese
10 eggs
2 cups parmesan cheese
1 Tbl garlic powder

Mix above ingredients, set aside

White Sauce:
3 sticks butter
3/4 cup flour
12 cups milk
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp fresh nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste

Slowly melt butter, stir in flour until incorporated. Add milk 2 cups at a time until sauce starts to thicken. Add cheese and nutmeg. Salt and pepper to taste.

3 lbs uncooked lasagna noodles (or any type short pasta)

Place small amount of sauce in bottom of 3 pans.

Prepare lasagna with following layers:
lasagna noodles
red sauce
cottage cheese mixture
lasagna noodles
red sauce
cottage cheese mixture
lasagna noodles
white sauce

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Let rest for 15 minutes before serving.

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