Mushroom and spinach lasagne

Mushroom and spinach lasagne

Serves 4

6-8 lasagne sheets

200g Ricotta

250g frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

180g Mozzarella, grated

30g Parmesan (or vegetarian hard cheese), grated

For the mushroom sauce:

40g butter

2 garlic cloves, crushed

300g chestnut mushrooms, thinly sliced

½ an onion, chopped

3 tbsp plain flour

350ml milk, warmed

½ tsp dried basil

½ tsp dried oregano

Pinch of nutmeg (optional)

Salt and black pepper

  1. Preheat the oven to 190˚C/170˚C fan/gas mark 5.
  2. For the sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the  mushrooms and onion and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for one minute longer.
  3. Sprinkle in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes until lightly browned, stirring vigorously as it cooks.
  4. Gradually whisk in the milk and cook for 2-3 minutes, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened. Stir in the basil, oregano and nutmeg, if using, and cook for one minute. Season to taste and set aside.
  5. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the lasagna sheets according to the package instructions. Drain and rinse under cool water.
  6. Spread one-third of the mushroom sauce into the bottom of a 20cm baking dish. Cover with lasagne sheets, breaking to fit if necessary, then layer over half of the Ricotta, half of the spinach and 60g of the Mozzarella. Repeat with a second layer. Top with the remaining lasagne sheets, mushroom sauce and Mozzarella, then sprinkle over the Parmesan or vegetarian hard cheese.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the lasagne is golden on top and bubbling around the edges. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

    Per serving: 434kcals, 19.1g fat (11.3g saturated), 44.9g carbs (8.2g sugars), 22.7g protein, 3.5g fibre, 0.411g sodium