Monday, June 23, 2014

Cooking Lab - 5-Cheese Spinach Lasagna (焗烤蔬菜起司千層義大利麵)


A tray of bubbling hot lasagna is the perfect winter comfort food. Tonight, I am making a gooey melting 5-cheeses lasagna. 

Cheeses are the star in this vegetarian lasagna recipe. It features creamy ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, cheddar and blue cheese. 


一層健康蔬菜,一層綜合起司,一層麵; 誰能抵擋焗烤後的濃郁奶香滿滿金黃起司千層麵?


(c) GMV - Got My Vote!


- 1 packet of no-boil spinach lasagna sheet 
- 2 tablespoon of butter 
- 150g green zucchini 
- 150g sweet potato 
- 150g button mushroom 
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese 
- 50g shaved Parmesan cheese 
- 100g ricotta cheese 
- 50g cheddar cheese 
- 50g Parmesan cheese powder 
- 30g blue cheese 
- 100g cottage cream 
- Salt and pepper 
- 2 tablespoon olive oil


1. Slice zucchini and mushrooms into thin disks.

2. Melt the butter in the fry pan. Lightly saute zucchini disks and sliced in a pan on medium heat until browned.

3. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

4. Cook sweet potato until soften and roughly mashed.

5. Preheat oven to 200C.

6. In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta, cheddar and blue cheese together with cottage cream. Mix well. Top with Parmesan cheese powder.

7. To assemble, place a lasagna sheet at the bottom.

8. First spread sweet potato mash; top with zucchini disks and finally sauteed mushrooms.

9. Spoon the mixed cheese mixture on top.

10. Repeat with 2 more layers.

11. Top with mozzarella cheese and more sprinkle of parmesan cheese powder.

The complete assembled lasagna should look something like this.
12. Place the in the middle of the oven.

13. Bake at 200C for 40 minutes or until the top is golden and the lasagna is bubbly at the bottom.

14. Leave to cool for 15 minutes before slicing it.

15. Slice into square slices.

16. Serve. Enjoy.

17. If there are any leftover, freeze them for lunch the next day.

The hint of blue cheese is rare, but it adds an elegant taste to this dish. Although, it is meatless, but I have added sweet potato mash, zucchini and mushroom to make it more substantial. It turns out pretty spectacular.

This meal will satisfy any hunger your family may have. So treat them tonight to a meal they won’t stop raving about.

No one will ever guess how easy this hearty cheesy lasagna is to make. The use of no-boil lasagna noodle sheets can save a lot of time.