ITALIAN: Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

November 14, 2007 at 5:02 pm Leave a comment

I’ve made this recipe on both sides of the globe, with Gary and the gang in Korea (his first visit to our house) and with my family for Christmas dinner.

2 cups diced mushrooms
1 cup diced onion
1 tsp minced garlic
1 (10-oz.) package frozen chopped spinach
1 cup ricotta cheese substitutes (recipe following)
½ cup liquid egg substitute
¼ cup fresh basil (chiffonade)
½ tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
½ pound dried lasagna noodles (no egg)
3 cups nonfat marinara sauce, homemade or store-bought
2 ounces (1/2 cup) grated nonfat mozzarella cheese substitute
1 TBSP grated nonfat parmesan cheese substitute

1. In a saucepan, combine mushrooms, onion, garlic, and ¼ cup water. Simmer, covered, until onion is soft, about five minutes. Uncover and simmer until liquid evaporates, about three minutes.
2. Put frozen spinach in a bowl and microwave until hot throughout, about five minutes. Do not drain. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in ricotta substitute, egg substitute, basil, salt, nutmeg, and the cooked mushrooms, onion and garlic. Stir well.
3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
4. Cook lasagna in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender (check package directions for timing). Drain well. Spread one cup marinara sauce in bottom of a rectangular baking dish approximately 8 x 12 inches. Top with a layer of noodles, arranging them side by side without overlapping. Top with half of the filling, spreading it evenly, then another layer of noodles. Top with remaining filling and a final layer of noodles. Spread two cups marinara sauce evenly over the surface. Top with mozzarella and parmesan. Bake, uncovered, until hot throughout, about thirty minutes. Let stand ten minutes before slicing.

Based on the recipe from Everyday Cooking with Dr. Dean Ornish

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SUBSTITUTES: Ricotta Cheese FRENCH: Wheat-free Baguette – for the breadmaker

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