Louisa's spinach lasagne

2012/09/16

Retaining the colours of the Italian flag, this is a refreshing veggie take on a classic.

Serves:
12, or or 10 with leftovers for lunch.
Equipment required:
Two large lasagne dishes.

Ingredients

For the filling:

For the topping:

Method for the cheese / spinach layers:

  1. Defrost the spinach (this can easily take 24 hours).
  2. Squeeze all the water out of the spinach. Discard the water.
  3. Mix the drained spinach with the cottage cheese and 200g of grated parmesan.
  4. Add the nutmeg and pepper to taste. Mix well.

Method for the tomato sauce layers:

  1. Fry the onions and garlic in the oil until starting to brown.
  2. Add the tomatoes, bay leaves, mixed herbs and tomato puree. Mix well.
  3. Bring to the boil then turn down and simmer for 20 minutes.

Lasagne-ise:

  1. Layer spinach and cheese, lasagne, tomato sauce etc. Depending on the shape of the dishes you'll usually get about 3 lasagne layers but it doesn't matter so long as you end with a tomato sauce layer.
  2. Mix the mozzarella cheese with the 100g of grated parmesan and spread over the top of the lasagne(s).
  3. Bake at 180°C / gas mark 4 for 40 minutes.
  4. Serve with garlic bread and salad.