What vegetables go with lasagna?

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What vegetables go with lasagna?
Many vegetables go well with lasagne. (Eising/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Lasagne is a rich dish with its layers of cheese, noodles and sauce. You can serve vegetables with it to help make it healthier. You can also add vegetables to the layers of lasagne for some extra nutrition, too. Many vegetables go well with or in lasagne.

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Raw Sides

To serve a salad with lasagne, choose leafy greens you like, such as spinach or lettuce. Top the greens with shaved carrots, sliced tomatoes, cucumber slices or cabbage. Use a light dressing with olive oil to preserve the flavour of the vegetables.

Cooked Sides

Use green vegetables as a cooked side dish for lasagne. You can sauté or steam them. Steamed broccoli stays crunchy if steamed for five to 10 minutes and adds colour to the meal. You could also serve spinach, green beans, asparagus or zucchini.

What vegetables go with lasagna?
You can quickly steam fresh broccoli to complement lasagne. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Raw Layers

You can add raw vegetables inside the layers of the lasagne, and the baking will cook them. For this, you can use zucchini or spinach. Chopping the vegetables into bite-size pieces or smaller can help disguise them from children who may not like them.

Sautéed Layers

With little preparation, you can add some more flavour to lasagne, and nutrients, by sautéing some vegetables ahead of time. This will make the vegetables more tender. Chop onions, garlic, mushrooms, peppers, carrots, summer squash, broccoli or eggplant, then sauté the vegetable or vegetables of your choice in olive oil.

What vegetables go with lasagna?
Eggplant can be added to lasagne layers. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

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