Meatless Spinach Lasagna Recipe
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Meatless Spinach Lasagna Recipe

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This rich and cheesy crowd-pleaser is golden-topped and makes any gathering special. “It's comforting and hearty and so make-ahead convenient. I've even made it a week before, frozen it, then reheated the day guests arrive. It's yummy with a loaf of crusty bread and salad.” Barbara Carlucci - Orange Park, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 65 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 65 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3-3/4 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 cartons (15 ounces each) ricotta cheese
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 12 no-cook lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 503 calories, 33 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 124 mg cholesterol, 431 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add creams. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, spinach, carrot and remaining Parmesan cheese.
  3. Spread 3/4 cup sauce mixture in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with four noodles (noodles will overlap slightly), half of the ricotta mixture, 1 cup sauce and 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining noodles, sauce and mozzarella cheese. Combine bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over lasagna (dish will be full).
  4. Cover and bake at 375° for 55 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Meatless Spinach Lasagna in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p13

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 503 calories, 33 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 124 mg cholesterol, 431 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

Reviews for Meatless Spinach Lasagna

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Reviewed May. 2, 2013

"This is really just too cheesy. Not much in the way of seasonings. Just more cheese.I had hoped with the spinach and carrot, t would be okay, anyway. That was the problem --- it was just okay. We have a good number of other tastier options. Won't keep this recipe."

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Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"but i would use garlic in sause and pepper garlic salt mushrooms onions in butter then add to the rest of the mixture and for the bread crumbs i used panco and added garlic salt parmssan cheese and italian seasoning was really tastey and delicious"

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"Great base recipe but I agree with the earlier rating. it needs seasoning. I followed the recipe exactly but next time I will salt and pepper and maybe garlic the white sauce. A touch of nutmeg in with the spinach portion would be lovely too. I was excited to try this white sauce meatless lasagna- delicious!"

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2009

"This needs seasoning and flavor. I added two cloves of garlic in the butter at the start of it and also added garlic salt and fresh ground pepper to the cream sauce. I chopped up five green onions and added to the ricotta mix too. Turned out very tasty. As written this sounded very bland."

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2008

"Very good lasagna recipe. The sauce is creamy and tastes great. A good way to eat spinach!!"

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