FoodLighten up your weeknights with this quick and simple spinach-mushroom lasagna recipe

Lighten up your weeknights with this quick and simple spinach-mushroom lasagna recipe

And the inspiration for dinner is already there.
And the inspiration for dinner is already there.
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8:20 AM EST, February 25, 2024

Are you thirsty for fresh culinary ideas and want to experience a unique, tasty, and exciting dinner? Perhaps you're tired of the monotony of a typical dinner — constantly preparing potatoes, frying minced meat, and shaping dumplings? Why not consider a variation of a beloved Italian classic—with a twist.

How about replacing the traditional lasagna, filled with meat and tomato, with a lighter version that incorporates fresh spinach and mushrooms? I assure you, this flavor combination is heavenly, and people will love it from the very first bite. Moreover, this rendition is much faster to whip up, making it a perfect dish for a home-cooked meal in the midst of a busy week.

For a full step-by-step walk-through of the recipe, check out the video.

My family and I frequently enjoy this version of lasagna, and they can't get enough of it!

Ingredients:

  • 8 sheets of lasagna pasta
  • 10.5 oz of mushrooms
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Seasonings: salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 onion
  • 1.4 oz butter
  • 2 tablespoons of wheat flour
  • 8.5 fl.oz. milk
  • 3.5 oz parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 3.5 oz baby spinach
  • 8.8 oz mozzarella

Preparation method:

Step 1. After peeling and thinly slicing the mushrooms, I sauté them for 10 minutes in a well-heated pan with a little olive oil. Once cooked to perfection, I season the mushrooms with salt and pepper, set them aside and transition to the next step.

Step 2. I concoct a creamy sauce right in the same pan. Firstly, I melt the butter. I follow this by adding in some finely chopped onion which I had peeled in advance. Next up are the flour, milk, and parmesan. I whisk everything together until it's a rich, velvety concoction. Lastly, I season it with pepper and nutmeg.

First, I prepare the mushrooms.
First, I prepare the mushrooms.© Licensor | Pyszności

Step 3. The silky sauce is then spread at the bottom of the baking dish. I layer the raw pasta sheets, fresh spinach leaves, the earlier prepared mushrooms, and grated mozzarella, and then I add another layer of pasta on top.

Step 4. I follow this process twice. On the final pasta layer, I spread the creamy sauce, liberally sprinkle the entire dish with cheese, and decorate the top with sporadic pieces of mushrooms.

In the homemade sauce, there cannot be a lack of aromatic spices.
In the homemade sauce, there cannot be a lack of aromatic spices.© Licensor | Pyszności

The dish is then ready for the oven. It's baked at a temperature of 392 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. After the first 10 minutes of baking, I cover the baking dish with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning.

Step 5. To complete this delectable dish, I garnish it with fresh parsley and portion it into individual servings. And voila, dinner is served - bon appétit!

I fill out the form with nothing but delicacies.
I fill out the form with nothing but delicacies.© Licensor | Pyszności
It's time for a short visit to the oven.
It's time for a short visit to the oven.© Licensor | Pyszności
Finger-licking good!
Finger-licking good!© Licensor | Pyszności
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