I'm a huge mushroom fan, love them prepared all kinds of ways. This recipe uses the expected lasagna noodles and classic cheeses found in lasagna, but instead of a tomato sauce, it has a rich white sauce loaded with mushrooms. Add some garlic bread and a salad, and you are set for your meal!
- 1 (8 ounce) package lasagna noodles
- 1 lb mushroom, sliced (sometimes I use 1 1/2 lb mushrooms, because I love them!)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄4 cup butter, melted
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1⁄4 cup plus 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 3 cups milk
- 1⁄2 cup fresh parsley, chopped and divided
- 1 (15 ounce) carton ricotta cheese
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded (8 oz)
- 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- Cook the lasagna noodles according to the package directions. Drain well and set aside.
- Saute the mushrooms and garlic in melted butter in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until tender. Stir in salt and lemon juice. Reduce the heat to low.
- Add the flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture is thickened and bubbly. Add 1/3 cup of chopped parsley (not all the parsley, just 1/3 cup). Stir well.
- Spread 1 cup of the mushroom mixture in a lightly greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Layer 1/3 of the lasagna noodles over the mushroom mixture. Spread 1/3 of the ricotta cheese evenly over the lasagna noodles. Sprinkle 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese over the ricotta cheese. Spread 1 cup of the mushroom mixture over the mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the Parmesan cheese. Repeat the layers twice. Sprinkle with the remaining parsley.
- Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the lasagna is hot and bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
This was a great lasagna, even my 3 year old enjoyed it. I used a little more flour since I thought the sauce needed to be thicker and I added some fresh nutmeg which gave it a nice flavor. Next time I might use fresh thyme instead. I served with a salad and some soft, fresh breadsticks for a great meal. Nobody even missed the meat.
Made this wonderful lasagne tonight! I'm not sure I will ever make the traditional meat and tomato sauce lasagne again after this one. We love mushrooms so I used two 8 oz. packages and increased the butter just a bit to saute them. This is a rich dish; however, this is not an everyday dish -- so when you do make it -- it will be a real treat. Love the fact that I have plenty of leftovers to eat this week. Can't wait to make this dish for Company. Made for the 1-2-3 Tag, December, 2011.
Loved this turned out great I used sliced baby portabello. I also did over a lb. Instead of just mozzarella I also added provolone and doubled the cheese. I love garlic so I did 4 cloves instead of two, and added 1lb of hamburger. This meal turned out GREAT!!! First meal I made for my girlfriend and she loved it.