Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spinach Lasagne with Vegetables....

The Daring Baker Challenge is here and the recipe chosen this month is Lasagne made with spinach pasta you make yourself. I decided to go light with the cheese and make my lasagne all vegetables, because I had alot in the fridge. I try not to go out and buy any special items when doing these challenges.

The March 2009 challenge is hosted by Mary of Beans and Caviar, Melinda of Melbourne Larder and Enza of Io Da Grande. They have chosen Lasagne of Emilia-Romagna from The Splendid Table by Lynne Rossetto Kasper as the challenge.

The recipe for the pasta was simple and easy. I put mine in a food processor until it came together. Some people will make it by hand...

3 large eggs,
1 (10 oz pkg of thawed and drained) Spinach,
3 1/2 cups of unbleached flour

While the pasta was resting and drying on hangers, I sliced the vegetables I had on hand, along with some diced tomatoes. I also put together a white alfredo sauce.

I then went about boiling my pasta for 2 minutes, and then assembling the layers. I alternated the veggies along with the sauce and chopped tomatoes. For flavor I added in basil and Parmesan cheese. I finished the top layer with a mix red and white sauce, and then covered with foil. I placed it in the oven at 375 degrees for 50 minutes.

This is how it turned out...
Colorful and Delicious!

1 Others Say::

suburbangrandma said...

This must be "make your own pasta" week. I also was making some home-made pasta for my Lenten dish. My mom would made her own pasta,and I always thought it was so much work, but now that I finally tied it once, it is very easy, and tastes so much better. Your vegetable lasagne sounds and looks de-lish!!