Difficulty: Medium - experience needed
Dietary guidance: v n
large can whole tomatoes
1/2 C olive oil, extra virgin
something sweet like sugar, honey, agave, whatever
1 container of ricotta
an egg or two
1/2-2 bags of mozzarella
1/2bag of parmesan
2 med eggplant
Make it early, let it simmer.
Chop the onion, saute it on med-low in olive oil
Add whole tomatoes, let it simmer for a while
Add basil, let it simmer.
Puree the whole thing (immersion blenders are AMAZING)
Add the salt, pepper, wine to taste, a touch of sugar/honey/agave/anything sweet to back off the sour
Puree ricotta, 1 bag of mozzarella, 1/2 bag parmesan, an egg or two
Cook the spinach and blend it in if you want. MAKE SURE TO WRING OUT ALL WATER BEFORE ADDING.
Boil the lasagna noodles if you want them. LEAVE THEM UNDERCOOKED.
Broil the eggplant if you want it:
-Peel, cut into 1/4 in slices
-OPTION: salt and leave for a couple hours, then rinse and pat dry. This is supposed to improve the texture, I don't know if it makes a difference, but most recipes will tell you to do this.
-Spray with pam, broil until softened and browned.
Sautee mushrooms over med heat in butter or olive oil. Add salt and pepper, wine.
Start with marinara
Then add mushrooms if you want them.
Then add eggplant/pasta if you want them.
Then add cheese filling.
Repeat until you run out.
End with marinara, sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top, cook at 350 until hot and bubbly.