During the summer when I have excess vegetables I use them as a frugal, low-calorie, high fiber substitute for pasta in many dishes. Tonight I am sharing my Vegetable Lasagna with Spinach “Noodles” on $5 Dinners. I replaced the pasta layer with a layer of spinach leaves.
You can replace the lasagna noodles with any greens you have in excess like Swiss Chard, kale, arugula, or beet greens.
Here are a few more ideas for how to substitute vegetables in pasta dishes:
Do you substitute vegetables for another item in any of your recipes?