Spinach lasagna recipe – The easiest version ever
Is it just my impression or there are less and less vegetable options on restaurants menus lately?
Honestly, wherever I go no matter what, they will have tons of meaty options and one or two fish or veg dish at the most.
Before you ask, no i am not a vegan, but i do love vegetables.
Classic recipes, like a good old lasagna are always great, but one get’s tired of eating the same things over and over again, don’t you?
A tasty vegetables option should always be available as a vegetable variation of a classic dish.
Lasagna for example, it’s the typical food loved by everyone, even my dog loves it.
It’s gooey, it’s cheesy and its comforting.
Perfect for those grey days, to make you feel better (at least your stomach will)
But why everybody always cooks it the same way? There must be like hundreds of lasagna variation!
Spinach lasagna: this stranger!
Whilst classic beef lasagna it’s a safe shoot for when you are receiving someone for dinner with conservative tastebuds, vegetable lasagna it’s the next best thing.
With this easy spinach lasagna recipe you will hit the jackpot.
If you are looking for an easy meatless lasagna alternative that is light, but you still want to get the gooey cheesy comfort, then you are in the right place.
Today you are going to see a very easy spinach lasagna recipe.
And trust me when I say this will be the easiest lasagna recipe without ricotta cheese you will ever want to try.
Yes you read it right, lasagna with mascarpone cheese, no ricotta at all.
Spinach lasagna recipe – How to make it the easy way?
It’s always better to use fresh vegetable as the frozen ones will not have the same taste. if you are cooking something special, even if it’s just for your own pure pleasure, always use fresh genuine ingredients.
Lets’ see what are you going to need for this spinach lasagna recipe.
Ingredients for a 8 by 5 inches tray (serves 2)
Ready made Lasagna sheets
1 minced garlic clove
300 gr fresh spinach
150 gr mascarpone cheese
salt & pepper
400ml tomato sauce
100gr cherry tomatoes
If you are making tomato sauce from scratch like I did (and you definitely should too!), then start by preparing that and set aside to cool down.
Are you using jar sauce? well no need to explain how to use that one.
As for the lasagna sheets I have used the fresh ready made ones. They fit just perfectly in the tray I have used. You can use the dry lasagna sheets if you prefer. Just follow the instruction on the packet and you are ready to go.
Spinach lasagna recipe – Get it done
Wash the vegetables thoroughly with cold water. Slice the tomatoes and set aside.
Roughly chop the spinach.
Pour some olive oil in a frying pan, shallow fry the garlic and when it’s starting to colour, add the spinach.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Cook for 2 minutes stirring often.
Do not add any water, spinach will release their juice anyway.
In a large bowl put the mascarpone cheese with your tomato sauce, fix with salt and pepper and give it a good stir to mix it well.
In a 8 by 5 inches casserole start by building the first layer of your spinach and tomatoes lasagna. Pour some sauce at the bottom, lay one lasagna sheet and proceed by adding spinach, slices of tomatoes, mozzarella cut in dices and grated cheddar cheese.
Continue until you get to the top layer using just sauce, remaining tomatoes, cheese and some fresh basil.
Cover the tray fully with foil paper and bake at 200C for 45 minutes.
There you have it, a delicious freshly baked spinach and tomato lasagna.
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