Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

What you need: 

Makes 12 servings

Adapted a little from Cook Yourself Thin

Calories per serving: about 330 according to Cook Yourself Thin

 *I left out the milk from the original recipe*

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2 pounds mushrooms

1 teaspoon dried thyme

Pinch of Salt

1 (15oz) container part-skim ricotta

2 eggs, lightly beaten

3 cups shredded, part-skim mozzarella cheese

1 (10oz) box frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and drained

2 tablespoons dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

Pinch Black pepper

5 cups tomato sauce

12 sheets lasagna noodles

Nonstick cooking spray

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 

Fill a a 9x13 casserole dish with hot water. Place the noodle into the hot water and let them soak for about 10 minutes. 

While the noodles are soaking, start cooking the mushrooms. 

In a large sauce pan heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, thyme and a pinch of salt. Cook for about 12 minutes. Mushrooms will be soft and tender when done. 

In a large bowl, combine the ricotta and eggs. Mix well. Add 1 cup of mozzarella, spinach, basil and oregano; season with salt and pepper and stir. 

(When defrosting the spinach, make sure that after it is defrosted that it is drained really really good. Use a paper towel to squeeze all of the water out before adding it to the mixture)

The noodles should be done soaking by now. Drain the water from the noodles and lay the noodles out on a paper towel.  

In the dry casserole dish, spread 1 cup of tomato sauce into the bottom of the pan. 

Layer 4 sheets of lasagna on top, on the sauce. 

Spread half of the ricotta mixture onto the noodles. Next, cover with half the mushrooms.

Next, layer with 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce. 

Next add 4 more sheets of lasagna noodles. Add the remaining ricotta mixture and remaining mushrooms. Cover with1 1/2 cups tomato sauce. 

Layer with the remaining 4 sheets of lasagna, 1 of tomato sauce and 2 cups mozzarella cheese. 

Lightly spray a sheet of aluminum foil with nonstick spray and cover the uncooked lasagna, place the spray-side down. 

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. 

Remove foil and bump the oven temperature up to 450F.

Cook for about 10 minutes until cheese browns a little. 

Remove from the oven and let stand for a few minutes before cutting