As you can tell, we like ourselves some pasta, and our Meatless Monday recipe continues that tradition. Using Jimmy’s famous marinara sauce recipe, which is simple, inexpensive, and awesome, combined with spinach, lasagna, and ricotta cheese, our recipe today is called Fancy Schmancy Spinach Lasagne because it is that classy. It’s so classy that we should probably call it Audrey Hepburn Pasta because she is just the very symbol of class and fancy schmancy.
This pasta is so good, and looks so fancy that we serve it to guests so they think we are better cooks than we are. Now that I think about it, this pasta should have a better name than Fancy Schmancy Lasagna so I renaming it to reflect it’s classy nature.
Audrey Hepburn Spinach Lasagna
1 pkg lasagna noodles (will use 12 of the noodles)
2 pkg frozen spinach (thawed) *
¾ c. parmesan
1 ¼ c. mozzarella
1 1/3 c. ricotta
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp nutmeg
Squeeze spinach to remove excess moisture. In a bowl, mix spinach with all other ingredients, except noodles. Spread about ¼ c. to a 1/3 c. of mixture along entire length of noodles, roll noodles up. Lightly spray Pam Olive Oil, pour some sauce to cover the bottom of pan. Put rolled up noodles in sauce standing on end. Once all noodles are standing in pan, pour more sauce over each noodle, plus ~halfway up noodles. Cover. Bake 350 degrees for 55 minutes.
3 cans crushed tomatoes
¼ c. olive oil
¾ red onion
T. of chopped garlic (from the jar)
crushed red pepper flakes
Saute chopped red onion and garlic in olive oil (~6 minutes); add crushed tomatoes, ~2 shakes of garlic salt, ~ 2 shakes (if you like it a little spicy) crushed red paper flakes, and ~2 shakes of black pepper; cook over medium heat until sauce begins to boil; reduce heat to simmer and cover partially with a lid, stirring often for about 40 minutes.
*We used fresh spinach last time and it was really good, but not as easy as using the frozen spinach.
Have a beautiful Sunday!
P.S. We will post pics of our Audrey Hepburn Spinach Lasagna on tomorrow’s post so you can see it.
P.P.S. Our stars look fabulous this month, well done!