A spinach lasagna recipe is a simple dish to whip up for vegetarians and veggie lovers alike. To cut your time in half, you could use a prepared pasta sauce from the store, or make your own quick marinara sauce.
Spinach Lasagna Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need:
1 box lasagna noodles (can be no-bake)
1 clove garlic
½ onion, chopped
2 cans crushed tomatoes
8 ounces ricotta
4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ cup parmesan cheese
Salt, pepper to taste
Pinch of oregano
Pinch of basil
1 bag spinach (not frozen)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Drizzle a little olive oil into a medium sauce pan. Add the onions and garlic to the pan. Let the onions and garlic sauté for a bit. Drop in the two cans of crushed tomatoes. Stir constantly on medium heat for about five minutes and then let simmer for another ten minutes. Flavor the sauce by adding in salt, pepper, oregano and basil to taste.
It's time to prepare your lasagna pan. Take a scoop of your sauce and spread it throughout the pan. Add your lasagna noodles. If you decided to use no-bake noodles, you can just put them in. Otherwise boil the noodles beforehand according to the package directions. Layer the remaining ingredients in this order: ricotta, mozzarella, spinach, some grated parmesan and sauce. Repeat that for the following layers.
When you reach the top of the lasagna, spread one more layer of sauce and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cover the lasagna with aluminum foil and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes.
Variations of Your Spinach Lasagna
If you're under time constraints, just use two jars of pasta sauce instead of making your own in the saucepan. You can also throw in more veggies like mushrooms, grilled zucchini or eggplant. Try dicing a few different types of vegetables for your lasagna filling.
Italian classics like lasagna are traditionally made with meat. Fortunately, there are many variations such as a seafood lasagna recipe that combines Italian flavors and sauce with fresh seafood. Seafood lasagna is a bit difficult to make and assemble but will be well worth it once you can serve it to eager guests.