spinach and tomato lasagna

March 18, 2008 |  Category:   cooking

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For whatever reason our local supermarket has been out of the no-boil lasagna sheets for weeks. I admit that I have used them almost exclusively for the past few years. They save time and they turn out OK, but when faced with a shortage, I decided to dust off the pasta maker and make my own pasta sheets. Sure, making pasta dough requires a little planning ahead and a lot of kneading (my wrists are still sore!), but making lasagna with freshly made pasta yields a more delicate dish than one made with any store bought brand. It’s definitely worth it. Any lasagna recipe should work with fresh pasta as a substitute: just roll the dough to the thinnest setting and cook the sheets briefly in boiling water. I alternated layers of spinach and ricotta with tomato sauce and mozzarella and it actually bakes in about half the time than if I had used the no-boil sheets. Maybe I’ll keep the pasta maker handy for a while.

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  • LV & DC March 19, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    recipes???? the pasta and the lasagne look so fabulous we’re hungry just from the picture!

  • VB February 20, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Ditto – I would love the recipe too. I’ve been searching the web for a similar recipe – but none of the pictures I’ve seen look as good as this!

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