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Corn, Zucchini and Poblano Lasagne

Yesterday, I pulled the last of my pepper plants, these being poblanos. For storage, I char and skin them, before putting them in the freezer in little bags. But I decided to use some to make this lasagne.

This recipe is adapted from a recipe in the Food Network Magazine. I find it to be a good way to use produce I have frozen over the summer.

Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables, and I freeze it in 3 ways, grated, not blanched, and blanched, chunks and planks. For this recipe and other baked pasta dishes, I use planks.

Corn, Zucchini and Poblano Lasagne

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup corn kernels, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 large zucchini, cut into planks (blanched if not working with previously frozen)
  • 2 poblanos, seeds removed, charred and skinned
  • 9 no-boil lasagne noodles
  • 8 ounces mozzarella, grated

Sweat the onion in the butter until soft, about 20 minutes. Add 1/2 cup corn and garlic. Cook for around 5 minutes.

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Add the oregano, and the half and half . Allow flavors to meld for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Allow to cool slightly, then puree in blender. Add the remaining corn kernels. That completes the sauce.

In a greased 8 x 8 pan, layer sauce, noodles, poblano, zucchini and cheese, twice.

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Finish with a final layer of noodles, sauce and cheese.

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Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

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