Spinach Lasagna

Spinach Lasagna, which is a vegetarian recipe that will appeal to everyone's taste with its melted cheese and garlic spinach.

May 12, 2023
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Difficulty Medium
Servings 6-8 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 30 mins
Total 40 mins

Lasagna with Spinach and Cheese Recipe Video

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 356 °F (180 °C).
  2. Cook the lasagna noodles according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of flour and butter to the pan and start cooking them.
  4. When the smell of flour goes away and starts to turn golden, add 3 cups of milk and whisk the ingredients. Be careful when adding milk, as flour values may differ. Since we want a more fluid bechamel sauce, you can increase the milk to 1 liter if you would like.
  5. Put 1 bay leaf in it, and grate some nutmeg if you would like more flavor.
  6. In a large pan, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  7. After peeling the garlic, slice it thinly and add it to the pan.
  8. Chop the spinach roughly, add it to the pan little by little, and cook for a while. Do not overcook the spinach. Add some salt for flavor.
  9. To assemble the lasagna, spread a layer of the bechamel sauce in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Place lasagna on them and pour the béchamel sauce again.
  10. After 3 layers, add the spinach mixture and sprinkle half of the grated cheese. Repeat this step until you use all your lasagna pieces.
  11. Sprinkle the remaining bechamel sauce and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese over the top of the lasagna.
  12. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 25 minutes, until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly.
  13. Let the lasagna rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing.
  14. Serve it with fresh garlic bread.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Lasagna with Spinach and Cheese
Serves 6-8
Amount Per Serving
Calories778
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 42 mg14%
Sodium 518 mg22.5%
Potassium 882 mg18.8%
Protein 31.2 g62.4%
Total Fat 18 g23.1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Tips

  • Use fresh spinach, good-quality pasta sheets, and high-quality cheeses such as ricotta or parmesan.
  • Pre-cook the spinach. Cook the spinach in boiling water for a few minutes until it's wilted, then squeeze out the excess water. This will help prevent the lasagna from becoming too watery.
  • You can use precooked and dried lasagna noodles.
  • You can use mozzarella, parmesan, or ricotta cheese. You can also combine different types of cheese. For more, check out our ‘Different Types of Cheese" article.
  • Cook the noodles al dente. Otherwise, overcooked noodles will become too soft and mushy in the lasagna.
  • To make this lasagna gluten-free, use gluten-free noodles.
  • Layer the ingredients. Start with a layer of tomato sauce and pasta sheets, followed by the spinach and mozzarella cheese. Repeat the layers until all the ingredients are used.
  • Make sure to add enough sauce to the lasagna to keep it moist and flavorful. If the lasagna is too dry, it can be tough.
  • You can also use spinach, kale, and other vegetables.
  • Add fresh herbs and spices.
  • Use a good-quality baking dish that is the right size for the lasagna. This will help ensure that the lasagna cooks evenly and doesn't dry out.
  • Bake at the right temperature. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and bake the lasagna for about 45 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly.
  • Cover the lasagna with foil while baking to keep the cheese from drying out and becoming too brown.
  • Let it rest before serving. Allow the lasagna to rest for at least 10-15 minutes after baking. It makes it easier to slice and serve.
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Lasagna is a classic Italian dish that will satisfy your cravings every time. This hearty lasagna recipe is made with layers of lasagna noodles, bechamel sauce, cheese, spinach, garlic, and herbs.

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What Is Lasagna?

Lasagna is a type of pasta that belongs to Italian cuisine and can be prepared with different sauces. Lasagna is usually prepared with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, but it has many varieties, such as spinach and meat.

Lasagna can be served as a main course. The layers are stacked in a baking dish and then baked until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the noodles are tender. The dish can be customized with a variety of different vegetables, seafood, or cheeses.

Lasagna can be prepared by substituting the ingredients of traditional lasagna for vegan and gluten-free diets.

What Type of Noodles Are Used to Make Lasagna?

Lasagna noodles are typically wide, flat, and rectangular in shape, and they are made from durum wheat flour and water. Noodles can be pre-cooked and dried, or they can be fresh.

Fresh lasagna noodles do not need to be cooked before being used to make lasagna. Some fresh lasagna noodles may require soaking in warm water for a few minutes before assembling the lasagna, depending on the brand and type of noodles. If you're using dried lasagna noodles, they should be cooked in boiling water before being layered into the lasagna dish.

For the most accurate preparation of lasagna noodles, follow the instructions on the package.

What Are The Benefits of Spinach?

Spinach, which has a very rich nutritional value, contains high amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron, and calcium. Many benefits are known to improve blood sugar control, reduce cancer risk, and improve bone health in people with diabetes.

How To Make Vegan Lasagna?

To make vegan lasagna, you can use plant-based ingredients instead of meat, cheese, and other animal products.

Meat: Instead of ground beef or sausage, use vegan ground beef, tofu, mushrooms, or eggplant for a meaty texture.

Cheese: Use vegan cheese substitutes such as vegan mozzarella or vegan ricotta cheese.

Egg: Use egg-free lasagna noodles.

Bechamel sauce: Use a vegan butter, flour and plant-based milk to make a roux for the sauce.

How To Prepare Lasagna Noodles?

To make lasagna, you should prepare lasagna noodles.

  • Boil a large pot of water. Add a pinch of salt to the water to enhance the flavor of the noodles.
  • Add the lasagna noodles to the pot. Stir gently to prevent the noodles from sticking together.
  • Cook the lasagna noodles for 8-10 minutes, or until they are al dente.
  • Once the noodles are cooked, drain them in a colander and rinse them under cold water to stop the cooking process and prevent them from sticking together.
  • Lay the noodles out flat on a clean surface and lightly brush them with olive oil to prevent them from drying out and sticking together.

How To Layer Lasagna?

Here are the steps for layering lasagna:

  • Spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of the baking dish. This will help prevent the noodles from sticking and burning.
  • Place a layer of lasagna noodles on top of the sauce. Make sure the noodles are arranged in a single layer and do not overlap.
  • Spread a layer of cheese mixture (such as ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan) over the noodles. You can also add a layer of cooked vegetables, such as spinach or zucchini.
  • Spoon a layer of sauce on top of the cheese mixture.
  • Repeat the layers of noodles, cheese mixture, and meat sauce until you reach the top of the baking dish. Make sure to end with a layer of meat sauce on top.
  • Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Cover the lasagna with aluminum foil and bake according to the recipe instructions.
  • Once the lasagna is finished baking, remove the aluminum foil and let it rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.

What To Serve with Lasagna?

Lasagna is a hearty dish. This classic Italian dish is a perfect for a cozy dinner. It can be served as its own or side dishes.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Lasagna:

How To Store Lasagna?

Store homemade lasagna in the refrigerator or freezer to keep it fresh and safe to eat. Allow it to cool completely before storing it. Cover the lasagna tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store in the refrigerator for 3 days.

Can Lasagna Be Frozen?

Yes, lasagna can be frozen. You can freeze lasagna either before or after baking it.

If you're freezing before baking, assemble the lasagna in a freezer-safe dish and cover it with plastic wrap and aluminum foil.

If you're freezing after baking, let the lasagna cool to room temperature. Then cut it into portions. Wrap each portion tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How To Reheat Lasagna?

To reheat lasagna, there are several methods you can use.

Oven: Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C). If you're reheating refrigerated lasagna, simply remove the plastic wrap and foil. Place the dish in the oven for about 20-30 minutes or until heated through. If you're reheating frozen lasagna, remove the plastic wrap and foil. cover the dish with aluminum foil, and bake for 1 hour. After 1 hour, remove the foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until heated through and the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.

Microwave: Place the lasagna on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through.

Stovetop: Cut the lasagna into individual portions. Place in a non-stick pan or skillet over medium heat. Cover with a lid and heat for 5-10 minutes, or until heated through.

Check the temperature of the lasagna with a food thermometer to ensure that it has reached an internal temperature of 165 °F to ensure that it is safe to eat.

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