“This is from Cooking Light Magazine. This is great for using up those abundant harvests of home-grown tomatoes.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in small Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic. Cook 10 minute or till tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add tomato. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour 20 minutes or till slightly thickened.
  4. Remove from heat. Stir in 2/3 cup basil, 2/3 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Set aside.
  5. Preheat oven to 375.
  6. Heat ricotta in a medium sauce pan over medium heat till hot. Stir in mozzarella, stirring till melted. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining salt and pepper.
  7. Spread 2 cups tomato mixture in bottom of 13 x 9 casserole dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange half the noodles over tomato mixture. Top with ricotta mixture. Arrange remaining noodles over ricotta mixture. Top with remaining 2 cups tomato mixture. Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan.
  8. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or till cheese melts and filling is bubbly. Remove from oven. Sprinlke with 1 tablespoon basil. Let stand 5 minutes.
  9. Above is the recipe as printed in Cooking Light Magazine. I modified it as bit as follows, with excellent results: I used 12 noodles and made three layers. I used dry basil. I omitted garlic.

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