This recipe is a great meatless Monday entrée and is quite filling. Plus, my dad gave the thumbs up on this one, and he literally cannot have a meal WITHOUT meat. He was so surprised that he didn’t even miss it with this dish!
P.S. This dish was a real time saver for me. I put it together and baked it in the morning, let it cool for quite some time and then put it in the fridge. We had a super busy night ahead of us and all I did was cut out some portions, heat them up in the microwave and served with a salad. Saved me lots of time in the evening.
- 2 cans (15 ounce) tomato sauce
- 1 can (15 ounce) diced tomatoes
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/4 c. white wine (I used Chardonnay)
- 2 basil cubes (fresh or dried basil will work too)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
- Pepper (to taste)
- 1 container (15 ounce) ricotta cheese
- 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
- 2 1/2 c. shredded mozzarella
- 1 egg
- 1 package of frozen chopped spinach (10 ounce or half of a family sized bag), thawed and squeezed dry
- 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- 6 uncooked lasagna noodles
First, start off by making the marinara sauce. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan on medium. Add onions and sauté for a few minutes, then add chopped garlic. Pour wine into the pan and let cook for about 3 minutes. Then add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and seasonings. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer, for approximately 20 minutes. Turn off heat and set aside.
In a lasagna pan (the disposable ones are perfect) pour about a ladle full of sauce on the bottom of the pan. Lay three noodles side by side. Top with half of the cheese mixture and then a little less than half of the remaining sauce. Sprinkle with approximately 3/4 c. of the mozzarella. Add 3 more noodles, the remaining cheese mixture and pour the rest of the sauce over the top. (It will look like a lot of sauce) Top with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
Best part of this is that if you’re using the disposable lasagna pan which I highly recommend, you can throw away the pan when it’s all gone. Who likes scrubbing a lasagna dish anyways?