Spinach and Black Bean Lasagna

Total Time
55mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

I tried this recipe at a friend's home. If I had read the recipe first I would never have made it, however it is delicious. I serve it often at dinner parties and everyone loves it.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Add the beans to a mixing bowl; mash with a potato masher until fairly smooth.
  2. Add in the pasta sauce, cumin; stir to combine.
  3. In another mixing bowl, add the ricotta, spinach, eggs, and cilantro; sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste; stir until just combined; Spread 1/3 of the bean mixture over the bottom of a 13x9 inch casserole dish (glass or ceramic).
  4. Lay 3 (or more if desired) of the lasagna noodles side by side over the bean mixture.
  5. Spread half of the spinach mixture over the noodles.
  6. Sprinkle 1 cup cheese over the spinach.
  7. Lay 3 (or more if desired) lasagna noodles over the cheese.
  8. Spread half of the remaining bean mixture over the noodles.
  9. Spread remaining spinach mixture over bean mixture.
  10. Lay the last 3 (or more if desired) lasagna noodles over the spinach mixture.
  11. Spread the remaining bean mixture over the noodles.
  12. Cover the dish with foil and bake in a 375° oven for 40-45 minutes or until bubbling.
  13. Take dish from oven and remove foil.
  14. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top, replace foil cover and let set for 10 minutes.
  15. Serve.
Most Helpful

Hmmm. I had printed this recipe to try a little while ago, and I made it for dinner last night. I expected us to like it better than we did. We thought it was just okay; we found it to be very dry, and in spite of the fact that we like all the ingredients, we just didn't love the flavor. I also had to wing it with the second layer of spinach mixture, because the recipe didn't specify where to put it. Nice to try something different, but I don't think anyone here is in a hurry for me to make this again.

Bunny Slippers October 02, 2009

This is a hearty meatless meal with a lot of flavor. I did have a heck of a time figuring out when to add the second layer of spinach mixture. I eventually repeated the 2nd layer the same as the first, then topped with noodles and sauce.The result was a nice flavor that didn't just taste like "jarred" sauce. I especially liked the spinach layer. I used a blend of cheddar/mont. jack cheese. Note: this reheats really well in micro. Thanks Mommy Chef, for posting. Roxygirl

Roxygirl in Colorado September 29, 2009