Vegetable lasagna has been one of my favorite pasta.In Mangalore, we get the best lasagna in Diesel cafe.So keeping that dish in mind I created this recipe today by referring few recipes books.And believe me it was fingerlicking good filled with the goodness of cheese.Our house was surrounded with the aroma of cheese and the dish was very tempting.If you love Italian food I'm sure you'll love this dish.You may make your own filling of your choice.You may also add mushrooms or broccoli in this dish. Nonveg filling will also do fine for the nonveg food lovers.I used Spar brand Lasagna sheets which my friend Lakshmi had brought from Botswana and it did not need prior cooking and I was a bit scared,but it cooked perfect and texture came out good.
tbsp(I used Delmonte Arrabbiata sauce)
bunch,washed and chopped
Mozzarella cheese-1,grated(100 g)
Cheddar cheese-1,grated(100 g)
cup(I used Amul)
cheese-2 tbsp(I used Britania)
- Take a nonstick pan and pour the packet of
cream,add cream cheese and salt and give it a stir and off the flame.
- Heat olive
oil in another pan and saute onions for few minutes,add chopped spinach,herbs
and salt to taste.
- Cook for
sometime and keep it aside.
- Preheat the
oven for 15 minutes at 150 deg F.
- Take a
borosil rectangular dish and grease olive oil,spread some pasta sauce.
the lasagne sheets(I arranged 3 sheets in one layer).
- Next spread
some cream cheese mixture,spinach mixture and grated cheese.
- Repeat the
procedure until you finish and finaly garnish with lots of cheese.
- You may
also garnish with herbs of your choice.
- Cover it
with a foil and bake for 30 minutes at 150 deg F,later open the foil and bake
for 10 minutes.
- Change the
mode to grill and grill for 10 more minutes for browning the cheese.
- Once it browns take it out from the oven and let it stand for 15 -20 minutes before you serve.
- I used
Spar brand lasagne sheets(imported) which instructed no prior cooking was needed so I used it directly.
check the packet instruction of your pasta,some needs to be cooked for 8-9
minutes,then run it in cold water and drain it completely and spread it in
plate or foil separately so that it doesn't stick to each other.
- Please keep
checking while the baking process is on as the temperature and timings may vary.
- Instead of readymade pasta sauce you may use fresh homemade sauce by cooking pureed tomatoes(2),spices,tomato ketchup,garlic etc or you may add only tomato sauce also.
- You may also use readymade spaghetti sauce