500g small, sweet peppers, cut in rings and trimmed of obvious seeds
3 bags No Calorie Noodles, drained, rinsed and drained again (cut with kitchen shears to make smaller lengths if desired)
400g fresh mozzarella (look for the slimmers option), cut in slices
120g fresh ricotta cheese
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
In a heavy saucepan, combine onion with one tablespoon olive oil and pinches of salt and pepper over medium heat.
When mixture begins to sizzle, turn heat to medium-low and cook until onion is soft and translucent, stirring occasionally about 10 minutes.
Increase heat and add mince, breaking up with a wooden spoon as it cooks until no pink remains and meat is very lightly browned, carefully maintaining heat so onion does not brown darkly.
Add garlic, basil, oregano and crushed red pepper, stir about 10 seconds and then add crushed tomatoes, stirring well until all combined.
Cook over medium-low heat without stirring, uncovered, about 30 minutes until thick; sauce should just bubble gently.
On a large sheet pan, toss both squashes with ½ tablespoon olive oil and a pinch of kosher salt and roast until tender, about 15 minutes.
On a second sheet pan, toss pepper rings with ½ tablespoon olive oil and a pinch of kosher salt and roast until tender, about 15 minutes.
Decrease oven heat to 160 degrees.
Grease casserole dish.
To assemble, spread ¼ of the tomato sauce in the dish, top with half the cut No Calorie Noodles, then half the roasted vegetables.
Add about half the fresh mozzarella, saving the six largest center slices for the top layer.
Dot with all the ricotta, followed by half the remaining meat sauce.
Finish by adding the rest of the noodles, then the roasted vegetables, then the remaining sauce.
Top casserole with the six largest mozzarella slices, and bake for 30 minutes.
Allow to sit at least 15 minutes before serving.
There will be a fair amount of liquid, which will absorb into the lasagna somewhat as it cools; reheating portions in the oven will dry some of this, but if you adore sauce, spoon this up as you plate the servings!
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