Spinach Ricotta Lasagne

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne

It’s Meant to Be:

Spinach and Ricotta are two favourite foods that marry perfectly.  So I love this Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne because it takes very little time to put together and is just so comforting.  It offers all the health benefits of a great vegetarian meal and is delicious enough to entice members of the family who hanker towards its traditional meat cousins, like Lentil, Pork and Veal Lasagne.

It is beckoning you!

I am not going to write extensively about this meal because I think you will really want to hop to it and make it for dinner.  It really is so good.  It is easy to make ahead for busy weeknights so you will feel like you are putting in extra effort on those days when it is hard to fit it all in.

All the Goodness

This Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne has so many nutrients.  Spinach (one of my favourite vegetables) is high vitamin k and  also very high in iron. But wait, it is also high in calcium and magnesium.  It aids in cancer prevention, management of diabetes and can help lower blood pressure.  Because it is high in calcium it is great for your bones.  The ricotta, parmesan and egg provide calcium, protein and omega 3 oils.  The tomato topping is full of lycopene which is an antioxidant and is good for heart health. Tomatoes are full of vitamin C which is great for your immunity. You can’t go wrong with this meal.

Please Note

One thing to note with this meal is that I prefer using fresh lasagne sheets instead of instant.  They cook up better than the instant which works better with the heavier bolognaise and béchemal sauces.

So get going!

All you need with this lasagne is some hungry tummies, a nice green salad and perhaps some garlic bread and you have a super satisfying meal that works for week nights or the weekend. All you have to do is click here for the recipe! (Please note if you have been receiving posts by email and the link to the recipe hasn’t worked, there is a link at the bottom of each email which takes you to the post – any problems, just let me know!).

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne Pin

How to make spinach and ricotta lasagne.

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne

Quick and easy and super comforting, Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne can be made a few days ahead for an easy weeknight meal.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Author Jane Georgiades

Ingredients

  • 300 g baby spinach washed
  • 1 kg fresh ricotta
  • 1 bunch shallots (spring onions) finely sliced
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 pkt fresh lasagne sheets
  • 1 750ml jar tomato passata
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 4+ handfuls parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 200°C. Wilt the spinach in a pan with a little oil and the shallots. Allow to cool slightly then add ricotta and eggs and fold to combine. Place one layer of lasagne sheets in bottom of the pan, top with 1/3 of the ricotta mixture then repeat until all filling is used and there is a layer of pasta on top. Pour over the passata then dot the garlic over the passata. Sprinkle over the parmesan cheese generously. Bake in oven until cheese is golden and tomato topping is bubbling.

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