Cooper Cheese Spinach Lasagna

Slice Slice SLICE 8 8 SERVES: 8

Lasagna is one of those meals that’s perfect for get-togethers. Birthdays, holidays, family reunions … anywhere hungry people have gathered, lasagna is there to save the day. With this Cooper Sharp Spinach Lasagna recipe, you can not only get in on the heroics … you’ll practically be wearing a cape. Up, up and away!

INGREDIENTS

1 box no-boil lasagna noodles
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 cups thin sliced fresh mushrooms
1 egg
1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
2 cups frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed and drained
1 jar chunky vegetable tomato pasta sauce
approximately 16-20 thin slices Cooper Sharp White cheese

DIRECTIONS

Heat oven to 350°F.

Spray a 13-inch by 9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and mushrooms and cook 3-4 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat.

In a small bowl, beat egg with a whisk. Add ricotta cheese and Italian seasoning. Mix well.

Spread 1/4 to 1/2 cup pasta sauce in the bottom of the baking dish. Line the bottom of the dish with a layer of noodles. Spread a thin amount of pasta sauce on the first layer of noodles. On top of noodles, layer half of the ricotta mixture, half of the cooked mushrooms, half of the remaining pasta sauce, and a layer of Cooper Sharp cheese slices. Add a new layer of noodles, then repeat layers of sauce, ricotta and mushrooms. Evenly spread the spinach. Add a final layer of noodles. Top with a thin spread of sauce and a final layer of Cooper Sharp cheese slices.

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.