Lasagna packed with mushrooms and cheese will garner rave reviews from both vegetarians and meat eaters.
- Portion size 8 servings
- 12 lasagna noodles (8 oz/250 g)
- 2 cups shredded provolone cheese
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tub (475 g) extra-smooth ricotta cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 cup shredded provolone cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 carrots chopped
- 1 celery stalk chopped
- 8 cups sliced mushrooms (1-1/4 lb/625 g)
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
Mushroom Sauce: In saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook onion, garlic, carrot, celery and mushrooms, stirring, until no liquid remains, 15 minutes.
Add stock, salt, pepper and bay leaf; cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and tomato paste; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thick enough to mound on spoon, about 20 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Set aside.
Cheese Filling: Meanwhile, in bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, egg, provolone cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Set aside.
In large pot of boiling salted water, cook noodles until almost tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain; chill under cold water. Arrange in single layer between damp tea towels.
Spread 1 cup (250 mL) of the mushroom sauce in 13- x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish. Top with one-third of the noodles; spread with one-third of the remaining mushroom sauce, then half of the cheese filling. Starting with noodles, repeat layers once. Top with remaining noodles; spread with remaining mushroom sauce. Sprinkle with provolone and Parmesan cheeses. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate until cold. Cover with plastic wrap and overwrap with heavy-duty foil; freeze for up to 2 weeks. Thaw in refrigerator for 48 hours. Increase covered baking time by 15 minutes.)
Cover loosely with foil; bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about
- Sodium 1037 mg
- Protein 26 g
- Calories 466.0
- Total fat 25 g
- Cholesterol 89 mg
- Saturated fat 14 g
- Total carbohydrate 36 g
- Iron 23.0
- Folate 34.0
- Calcium 49.0
- Vitamin A 52.0
- Vitamin C 30.0