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Mushroom And Spinach Lasagna

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Ingredients
  Spinach lasagna sheets/Spinach pasta, fresh 9 (dried)
For spinach lasagna
  Frozen spinach 1⁄2 Pound, thawed (225 gram)
  Eggs 2
  All purpose flour/1 1/2 cups / 375 milliliter all purpose flour and 1/2 cup /125 milliliter semolina 625 Milliliter (2 1/2 cups)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  White pepper 1 Pinch
  Ground nutmeg 1 Pinch
For sauce
  Butter 60 Milliliter (1/4 cup)
  Button mushrooms 1 Pound, thinly sliced (450 gram)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Fresh lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 60 Milliliter (1/4 cup)
  Milk 750 Milliliter (3 cups)
For ricotta mixture
  Ricotta cheese 500 Milliliter (2 cups)
  Egg 1 Small, beaten
  Finely chopped fresh parsley 60 Milliliter (1/4 cup)
  Grated parmesan cheese 165 Milliliter (2/3 cup)
  Mozzarella cheese 1⁄2 Pound, shredded (25 gram)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

MAKING
2) Remove the excess moisture from spinach and process in a blender or food processor with 1 egg, until pureed.
3) In a large bowl, mix the flours and seasonings together, make a depression, crack an egg and beat with a fork for 7- 8 strokes, then mix the flour.
4) Mix until the mixture is dry, then work in the pureed spinach to form a sticky dough, knead into a smooth and elastic ball. Allow to rest for at least 20 minutes.
5) Divide dough into 3 - 4 balls and cover them with a plastic wrap or a tea towel.
6) Roll each ball into an even thin sheet, with a pasta machine or with a rolling pin. Allow the sheets to rest before trimming.
7) In a large pan, cook the lasagna sheets in the boiling salted water, in batches for 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on tea towels.
8) In a large saucepan, saute the mushrooms, garlic, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
9) Stir in the lemon juice and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
10) Stir in flour, cook for 30 seconds, then gradually stir in the milk. Stir continuously and cook, until thick and smooth.
11) In a small bowl, mix the ricotta cheese, egg, 1/2 parsley and most of the Parmesan cheese.
12) In a greased large ovenproof dish, line some pasta sheets, with the sheets over the rim.
13) Cover with 1/3 ricotta mixture, 1/3 mozzarella and 1/3 mushroom sauce. Place another layer of pasta, and continue the layering, ending with the mushroom sauce on top.
14) Sprinkle with rest of the parsley and Parmesan cheese. Then fold over the pasta flaps and trim, if required so that they form a border around the lasagna.
15) Cover the dish loosely with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes.
16) Allow to stand in a warm place for 10 minutes before serving.

SERVING
17) Serve the Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna, immediately on individual serving plates.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Lasagna
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Mushroom
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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