Mushroom Spinach “Lasagna”

This classic lasagna-style recipe made with Success® Rice layers quinoa with all the traditional flavors of the popular favorite.

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 30 mins
Servings
SERVES 6
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 bags Success® Quinoa
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

Instructions

  • This traditional spinach lasagna with mushrooms is a family favorite and a perfect make-ahead dinner. Follow our step-by-step guide for cooking this vegetarian friendly recipe that combines traditional flavors with quinoa for a modern twist.

    Step 1

    Prepare quinoa according to package directions.

    Step 2

    Preheat oven to 375°F.

    Step 3

    In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onions and sauté 1 minute. Add mushrooms and continue to cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add spinach and stir until wilted, about 2 minutes. Stir in pasta sauce and keep warm.

    Step 4

    In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, egg, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.

    Step 5

    Place 1 cup of sauce in the bottom of a 2-quart baking dish. Spread ½ of quinoa evenly over sauce. Top with ½ of ricotta mixture. Top with one cup sauce. Sprinkle with 1 cup of mozzarella. Repeat layers. Finishing with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

    Step 6

    Bake uncovered 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Do I Cover Lasagna When Baking?

You can retain moisture and flavor in your lasagna by covering it with foil while it bakes in the oven. Once it’s baked halfway though, you should remove the foil and let it cook until the top slightly browns.

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Quinoa Origins

Quinoa is a plant that comes from the area surrounding Lake Titicaca in Peru and Bolivia. Despite being a local staple meal at the time, quinoa was farmed and used by pre-Columbian cultures until being displaced by cereals with the arrival of the Spanish.

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