Lasagna

March 17, 2013 at 10:51 pm Leave a comment

We looooove vegetarian lasagna! This is my basic recipe using frozen spinach (or kale, when I can find it). This recipe is easy and cheap. I hate mushrooms, but frequently I sauté some skiced ones with garlic and layer them in half the casserole, because BF loves them.

    Ingredients:

– 12 no-boil lasagna noodles (whole wheat if you can find them)
– 1 jar marinara sauce (26 oz)
– 8-10 oz frozen spinach or kale, thawed and drained as much as possible
– 15-16 oz ricotta
– 2-3 c shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (IDK measurements because I just eyeball it based on what’s in the fridge)
– salt and pepper
– pinch garlic powder
– 1/2 c water
– EVOO or other grease for baking dish
– optional: sautéed sliced mushrooms

    Materials needed:

– 13×9 inch baking dish
– medium mixing bowl

    Directions:

1. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta, 1/2 c mozzarella, garlic powder, and spinach. Mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste. (Careful about salt – the ricotta & cheese may already have some added.)
2.Grease a 13×9 baking dish well with olive oil. Put about 1/4 of the sauce in the bottom of the pan.
3. Spread about 1/6 the ricotta mixture onto a lasagna noodle, and place another noodle on top (like a sandwich). Place this in the pan. Repeat to make two other “sandwiches” and place them in the pan next to the other one. (If you’re using mushrooms, press them into the ricotta mixture before placing the second noodle on top.) Top this layer with half the remaining sauce.
4. Repeat previous step to make another layer of noodles. Spread the remaining sauce evenly over the noodles.
5. Pour the water over the edges of the casserole to add moisture. (You could use more sauce if you have it on hand, but obviously the water is cheaper.)
6. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella over the top of the casserole.
7. Cover with foil (tented), and bake 30 min at 375*. Uncover and bake 15-20 min more. Cool 15-20 minutes and serve.

*or whatever temperature is recommended for your pasta

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Entry filed under: casserole, cheese, pasta, recipes, ricotta, spinach, vegetarian.

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