Spinach, Ricotta & Mushroom Lasagne

  • Serves: 4
  • Cooks In: 1 hour 45 minutes
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Ingredients

Mushroom Bolognese
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 brown onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tablespoons tomato paste
400g pork mince
400g button mushrooms, sliced
2 teaspoons thyme leaves
800g can chopped tomatoes
Ricotta Topping
1¼ cups grated tasty cheese
100g baby spinach leaves
500g ricotta (used Perfect Italiano brand)
1 egg
½ cup finely grated parmesan
Lasagne
4 fresh lasagne sheets
100g baby spinach leaves

Method

Mushroom Bolognese
1

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes until onion softens. Add tomato paste and cook for 1 minute.

2

Add mince and increase heat to medium-high and cook for 3-4 minutes until browned. Add mushrooms and thyme and cook for a further 3 minutes.

3

Add chopped tomatoes. Bring to the boil and simmer on low for 30-35 minutes until sauce thickens. Season to taste.

Ricotta topping
4

In a bowl, combine ricotta, egg, parmesan and remaining tasty cheese. Stir through spinach and season to taste.

Lasagne
5

Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Lightly grease a 3 litre ovenproof dish.

6

Spread ½ cup sauce over base of dish. Top with 1 lasagne sheet, trimming to fit. Top with one third of the sauce, ¼ cup tasty cheese and lasagna sheet. Continue layering with remaining sauce, cheese and lasagne sheets.

7

Blanch spinach in a small pan of boiling water until just wilted. Drain and squeeze out excess moisture. Chop finely.

8

Spread mixture over lasagne. Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes until golden. Stand 5 minutes before serving with salad.

Ingredients

Mushroom Bolognese
 2 tablespoons olive oil
 1 brown onion, finely chopped
 2 garlic cloves, crushed
 2 tablespoons tomato paste
 400g pork mince
 400g button mushrooms, sliced
 2 teaspoons thyme leaves
 800g can chopped tomatoes
Ricotta Topping
 1¼ cups grated tasty cheese
 100g baby spinach leaves
 500g ricotta (used Perfect Italiano brand)
 1 egg
 ½ cup finely grated parmesan
Lasagne
 4 fresh lasagne sheets
 100g baby spinach leaves

Directions

Mushroom Bolognese
1

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes until onion softens. Add tomato paste and cook for 1 minute.

2

Add mince and increase heat to medium-high and cook for 3-4 minutes until browned. Add mushrooms and thyme and cook for a further 3 minutes.

3

Add chopped tomatoes. Bring to the boil and simmer on low for 30-35 minutes until sauce thickens. Season to taste.

Ricotta topping
4

In a bowl, combine ricotta, egg, parmesan and remaining tasty cheese. Stir through spinach and season to taste.

Lasagne
5

Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Lightly grease a 3 litre ovenproof dish.

6

Spread ½ cup sauce over base of dish. Top with 1 lasagne sheet, trimming to fit. Top with one third of the sauce, ¼ cup tasty cheese and lasagna sheet. Continue layering with remaining sauce, cheese and lasagne sheets.

7

Blanch spinach in a small pan of boiling water until just wilted. Drain and squeeze out excess moisture. Chop finely.

8

Spread mixture over lasagne. Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes until golden. Stand 5 minutes before serving with salad.

Spinach, Ricotta & Mushroom Lasagne

Tags:

 Dinner, Pasta, Pork

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