Today is one of those day I feel like some comfort food. Nothing is more comforting then some Lasagna. Not any kind of Lasagna, this will be the best Lasagna you have ever tried. Pair it with some caesar salad and a glass of my favourite okanagan wine and i'm in heaven. As I indulge today I am sharing this recipe with you guys, hope you love it as much as I do.
9 lasagna noodles
1 (15-ounce) package whole milk ricotta
2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan, divided
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
FOR THE SAUCE
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 onion, diced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups milk, at room temperature
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Pinch of nutmeg
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
To make the sauce, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, mushrooms and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
Gradually whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in basil, oregano and nutmeg until fragrant, about 1 minute; season with salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook lasagna noodles according to package instructions.
Spread 1 cup mushroom sauce onto the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish; top with 3 lasagna noodles, 1/2 of the ricotta cheese, 1/2 of the spinach, 1 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan. Repeat with a second layer. Top with remaining noodles, mushroom sauce and cheeses.*
Place into oven and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until bubbling. Then broil for 2-3 minutes, or until top is browned in spots.
Let cool 15 minutes. Serve, garnished with parsley, if desired.
Tonight I am pairing my lasagna with this Okanagan wine from Grey Monk.
Hope you guys like this recipe. Bon Appetite..