Homemade Lasagna with Beef, Spinach, and Cheese

I know I’ve listed a lasagna before but this was so tasty I have to post another.  This time we added in some spinach.  I tend to over sauce and cheese my lasagna but I think this was the perfect blend of everything.

  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 8 o.z. sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeno diced – if desired
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt – more or less to taste
  • 1 can whole tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 jars spaghetti sauce – it just depends on how saucy you like it!
  • 6 o.z. spinach
  • 15 o.z. ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup italian cheese blend
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella
  • extra cheese for the top if desired

Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain, rinse and set aside.  In skillet combine ground beef, onion, garlic, mushrooms, jalapeno.  Cook until meat is cooked through; drain if desired and season with oregano, thyme, marjoram, salt,  pepper, and canned tomatoes.  Meanwhile in separate bowl combine ricotta, egg, and italian cheese blend; set aside

In oiled casserole dish line spread a little sauce in bottom of baking dish; about 1/4 jar.  Line 4 noodles across bottom of pan and spread 1/2 of the meat mixture.  Top with 3 o.z. spinach, 1/2 of the ricotta mixture, and 1/2 jar of sauce.  Sprinkle with 3/4 cup mozzarella and repeat with remaining ingredients.  Top with last 4 noodles and a bit of remaining sauce and a sprinkle of cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

Advertisements

One thought on “Homemade Lasagna with Beef, Spinach, and Cheese

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s