August 29, 2009

Spinach Lasagne Recipe

* 1 pound "no-boil" lasagne
* 36 ounces chopped or crushed tomatoes
* 3 cloves garlic, crushed
* 1 T. dried oregano
* 1 T. dried parsley
* 1 pound ricotta cheese
* 3 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
* 8 ounces grated mozzarella cheese
* 2 eggs, slightly beaten
* 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach

Preparation:
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Put the frozen spinach in the bowl of a food processor, and process until broken up and nearly flaked. Add the garlic, oregano, parsley, ricotta, eggs, and mozzarella. Process briefly until the mixture is uniform. Pour about 1/4 of the tomatoes on the bottom of a 9" by 13" baking pan. Cover the pan with a layer of lasagne noodles (uncooked). Spread 1/3 of the spinach/cheese mixture over the noodles. Repeat two more times with tomatoes, noodles, and spinach/cheese mixture, ending with a layer of plain noodles on the top. Pour the remainder of the tomatoes on top of the noodles. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Cover tightly with foil. Bake for 1 hour. Remove the foil, and bake for an additional 15 minutes. If any of the noodles have not softened after the first hour, carefully tuck them under the sauce to be sure that they will soften during the final baking period. Let the lasagne sit for about 10 minutes before serving.

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