Saturday, January 26, 2013

Saturday Snapshot: Vegetarian Lasagna

Saturday Snapshot is a weekly meme hosted by Alyce at At Home With Books. The guidelines are to post a photo that you or a friend or family member have taken and then link it back to Alyce's original post for the week. Photos can be old or new and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see.

Needing something to do Thursday I decided to make a vegetarian lasagna for the first time. I love mushrooms, so researched a few different ones and came up with my own recipe. This could have gone any number of ways but it turned out pretty good.

Quick saute of the mushrooms - cremini, white, and portabello with some garlic and butter. This was just the first batch; lots of mushrooms involved in this creation.

Steamed some spinach then chopped it into this appealing green sludge.

On to the bechamel sauce, which I'm still trying to perfect. I don't use whole milk which could be part of the issue. I stirred in the chopped spinach at the end along with salt and pepper.

The fun part - layering! I used freshly grated parmesan and mozzarella cheese; most recipes I looked at just used parmesan but I love mozzarella!

Forty minutes later - viola!  It could have used a bit more punch with the spice combo but it got great reviews. I ended up with way more than I anticipated but good to have some to freeze for later.


  1. Oh that looks delicious I am going to have to try that.

  2. Oh man, that looks delicious! I made one about a year ago . . . hmmm - makes me think I'm due for another.

  3. Hungry anyone? Looks good, Letitread!

  4. I like lasagne and so does our family, but I don't put in mushrooms. Must make some again. :)

  5. If I liked lasagna that would be so appealing, because I do love mushrooms and spinach. :)

  6. We love meat lasagne and mushrooms - this would be great for our meat-free Mondays! Thanks

  7. My hubby is the creative cook around here(with sometimes questionable results!)....glad yours turned out well♫♪