Savorful Saturday: Vegetarian Lasagna

Courtesy of Star Clippers Cruise Line

How about some Vegetarian Lasagna? If you love meaty shiitake and cremini mushrooms, spinach, and ricotta and mozzarella cheeses – you should keep reading!

Courtesy of our friends at Star Clippers Cruise Line, here’s another great recipe!

Courtesy of Star Clippers Cruise Line
Courtesy of Star Clippers Cruise Line


1. Sauté the mushrooms
• Place mushrooms in a large sauté pan; sprinkle salt over the mushrooms and stir
• When mushrooms start to release water, stir in chopped onions and cook for 4-5 minutes

2. Make the sauce
• Add olive oil to the mushrooms and stir to coat
• Sauté the mushrooms and onions for one minute
• Add garlic and cook for another minute
• Stir in tomato paste, cook for a minute longer
• Reserve 1 cup of the tomato sauce, and put the remaining cup of tomato sauce into the pot with the mushrooms
• Add can of crushed tomatoes and 1 cup of water
• Stir in the thyme, sugar, and red pepper flakes
• Bring to a simmer, then turn heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.

3. Boil and drain the lasagna noodles according to package directions
• Place the lasagna noodles on the large cookie sheets, coating with dabs of olive oil to keep them from sticking

4. Assemble the lasagna
• Turn off heat for the sauce; preheat the oven to 350°F
• Spread the reserved tomato sauce over the bottom of a large casserole dish
• Place a layer of lasagna noodles over the tomato sauce, slightly overlapping
• Layer half of ricotta cheese over the noodles, and half spinach over the ricotta
• Sprinkle ½ of the mozzarella cheese over spinach, and 1/4 of pecorino cheese
• Spoon 1/3 of mushroom sauce over mozzarella; sprinkle ½ of fresh basil over the sauce
• Repeat the layering process
• Add final layer of lasagna noodles over the sauce
• Spread remaining sauce over lasagna noodles; sprinkle with remaining pecorino or parmesan cheese

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