Recipe: Vegetarian Spinach Lasagna

I have one tried and true recipe for when Steve’s family comes to visit since we’re vegetarians our eating habits tend to be different from theirs. I always make vegetarian spinach lasagna. So, I figured in honor of their visit yesterday I would share my recipe with you.

That is not my lasagna, I totally forgot to take a picture.

So, here’s your ingredient list:

  1. Lasagna Noodles (whatever kind you desire)
  2. 1 Big Container of Ricotta
  3. 1 Jar of Red Sauce
  4. Package of Frozen Spinach
  5. Package of Fresh Mushrooms
  6. Package of fresh sliced cheese

Alright, here’s what you do.

    • Preheat Oven to 375 degrees
    • Boil a big pot of water, once it comes to boil throw about half that box of lasagna noodles in there.
    • While that’s boiling defrost (if not already done) spinach and drain really well
    • Mix your spinach and ricotta cheese together
    • Check noodles, they should be not quite done
    • Get out a big casserole dish and put a teensy bit of sauce on the bottom (so noodles don’t stick)
    • cover the bottom evenly with noodles, then add a layer of the ricotta spinach mixture, then a layer of noodles and then sauce. Repeat this step as many times as necessary. (I usually only have to do it twice.
    • Once you’ve added your final coating of sauce on the top cover that baby in sliced cheese
    • Put it in the oven for about 35 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling 

    Here’s some clever variations:

    Add hamburger or Morningstar Farms fake hamburger if you’re a vegetarian like me
    Add some zucchini and sun dried tomatoes 
    Add whatever you like really, the only problem that you may run into is that the ricotta holds moisture and if you want this plain (just ricotta and sauce and noodles) it may get runny… I really don’t have a solution. If you do run into that problem my best bet is to try a lot of different types of ricotta and probably like always the MOST EXPENSIVE one will yield the best results. 
    Good Luck and Let me Know How it Turns Out.

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