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I will never deem myself a foodie. A sucker for sweets, yes. But queen of the kitchen? Never.
In spite of that, I have been trying to add more recipes to my repertoire and give our menu a bit more spice. (I've made it a personal goal to try one new recipe a week. This week I've already tried two new ones!)
Well one of the recipes I tried making was a veggie lasagna kind of dish. Michael and I both enjoyed it, save the carrots. When we made it, the carrots stuck out like a sore thumb, rather than blending in with the rest of the flavors.
So I'm curious what your suggestions would be for veggie substitutes instead of the carrot? Essentially it needs to be something that will complement the potatoes and be pretty bland and soft, so as to not compete with the cheese and sauce.
Please post your suggestions or any tips if you've tried a recipe like this. Here is the recipe in its entirety:
Cottage Potato Cheese Lasagna
- 1 cup meatless pasta sauce
- 2 1/2 cup Swiss cheese, separated
- 2 cups cottage cheese
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 1/2 lbs new potatoes, sliced
- 1/2 lb fresh carrots, sliced
- 1 medium red onion (1/2 cup diced, rest ringlets)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
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