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Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope everyone is having a fantastic week!

Today, I will be sharing my spinach and ricotta lasagna. This is a delicious and very satisfying meal, if your appetite is heavier than usual on a busy day. It’s even great as a main dish for when you have family and friends over. This is another great meal where you can add whatever you like! I am keeping it simple for this recipe but I will add options at the end. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Ready to bake lasagna shells
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Frozen chopped spinach; 1 box
  • Skim ricotta cheese
  • Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Garlic
  • Italian, oregano, cayenne pepper seasoning
  • Flavored tomato sauce
  • 1 Egg

Directions:

  1. First, roughly chop an onion, mushrooms, and some garlic cloves.
  2. Sautee over medium heat until softened and semi-browned. Set aside.
  3. Thaw spinach in a bowl and microwave for 5 minutes.
  4. Add about half a cup of ricotta cheese to the spinach and mix well.
  5. Add the onions, mushrooms, and garlic.
  6. Add seasoning to your taste.
  7. Mix in 1 egg so the filling binds together while baking.FullSizeRender-3.jpg
  8. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  9. In a sprayed baking tray, place a little bit of tomato sauce to coat where the first lasagna shell will be placed.
  10. Add the first layer of lasagna shell to the baking tray.
  11. Add about 3 spoons of the spinach-ricotta filling and spread evenly over the shell.
  12. Sprinkle some mozzarella cheese on the layer.FullSizeRender-4.jpg
  13. Place another lasagna shell over the filling layer.
  14. This completes your first layer.
  15. Repeat steps 11 – 13 to create 3 layers.
  16. On top of the last layer, add about 5 spoons of tomato sauce on top of the lasagna shell and generously add mozzarella cheese.FullSizeRender.jpg
  17. Place the lasagna in the oven at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes and then broil on low for 5 minutes.
  18. Plate and serve!FullSizeRender-1.jpgFullSizeRender-5.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe makes about two 3 layer lasagna rectangles.
  • Add whatever you like in the filling! You can omit the onion and mushrooms, add cooked ground turkey or beef, or just make it plain cheese.

This recipe on spinach and ricotta lasagna is very easy to make. You can add whatever filling you like! It’s great for a family meal alongside of some garlic bread and salad. Of course, it also makes the perfect leftovers!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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