Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna Recipes - Perfect Healthy Combination

Mushrooms have outstanding nutritional benefits being low in fat and rich in protein and nutrients. There are so many varieties to choose from.

Mushrooms make an ideal meat substitute with a rich, earthy and satisfying taste and nice texture.

Spinach is also a renowned health food rich in fiber, antioxidants, minerals such as potassium and iron, and vitamins such as vitamin C, riboflavin, folate, Vitamin E and thiamin.

The color, taste and texture of spinach pairs well with the rich flavor and texture of mushrooms.

This article showcases the best ever mushroom lasagna recipes singly and in combination for you to try.

Mushroom and spinach combine for a healthy lasagna filling. See the recipes here
Mushroom and spinach combine for a healthy lasagna filling. See the recipes here | Source
Mushroom and spinach lasagna is a healthy alternative especially using low fat cheese and omitting the white sauce. See the recipe here.
Mushroom and spinach lasagna is a healthy alternative especially using low fat cheese and omitting the white sauce. See the recipe here. | Source
Mushrooms are very healthy and are a great meat substitute for lasagna paired with spinach
Mushrooms are very healthy and are a great meat substitute for lasagna paired with spinach | Source
Spinach and mushrooms area healthy combination for lasagna dishes. See tfabulous recipes here
Spinach and mushrooms area healthy combination for lasagna dishes. See tfabulous recipes here | Source

Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna Recipe

Ingredients

For the Mushroom Filling

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 oz (340 g) cremini mushrooms (or similar), cleaned and quartered

For the Sauce

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup general-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 10 oz (280 g) baby spinach, chopped
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 2 cups heavy cream, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 3/4 cups whole milk, at room temperature
  • 2 cups grated Pecorino Romano cheese or similar
  • 1/4 cup (tightly packed) of fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 10 sheets 8 x 5 in (20 x 13 cm) fresh lasagna sheets or dried lasagna, boiled

Method

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 13 in (22 x 33 cm) glass or ceramic baking dish. Fry the quartered mushrooms and onion in a large hot frying pan, seasoning with salt and freshly ground black pepper until both the mushrooms and onions are soft. Stir frequently and cook until all the moisture from the mushrooms has evaporated (generally 15-20 minutes). For the sauce, heat the cream, flour and milk in a heavy saucepan until just before it boils and then simmer mixing constantly for about 3 minutes. Add the mozzarella and Pecorino cheese and whisk strongly until all the cheese has melted. Remove the saucepan from the stove and fold in the basil, garlic, spinach, salt and pepper. Next, spoon the mushroom mixture into the sauce and mix to combine. Cut the lasagna squares cut the pasta into rectangles that will fit in the baking pan.

Assemble the lasagna by first spreading 1 cup of the sauce over the base of the greased baking dish. Place 2 sheets of pasta on top, and then add 2 cups of the sauce. Continue adding layers until all the sauce has been used, finishing with a layer of sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella on top and drizzle with extra- virgin olive. Bake the lasagna until the top has started to brown and the sauce has started to bubble around the edges (about 25-35 minutes). Set aside to cook for 15 minutes before serving.

Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna Recipe with Tomatoes and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crème fraiche
  • 10 oz (300 g) spinach
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 10 oz (300 g) mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 5 oz (150 g) strong flavored cheddar cheese
  • 10 oz (300 g) lasagne (fresh or cooked sheets)
  • basil and oregano (handful of fresh or a teaspoons of dried herbs)

Method

Preheat the oven to 355 degrees F (180 degrees C). Heat a large frying pan to moderate, add half of the oil. Fry half the garlic for one minute and then add the spinach leaves. Stir fry until the spinach has wilted (add a splash of water speeds up the process). Remove the spinach from the pan and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Reheat the frying pan and add the rest of the oil. When hot fry the remaining garlic for a minute and the add the mushrooms. Stir fry until the mushrooms are brown and tender. Season and then stir in the spinach, tomatoes and herbs and cook briefly. Next mix the nutmeg into the crème fraiche and season with salt and pepper.

Assemble the lasagna layers starting and ending with the sauce. Sprinkle with cheese and the creme fraiche. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 30-40 minutes until the lasagna is brown on top and the sauce has started to bubble. Set aside to cool for 15 minutes before serving hot.

Classic Mixed Mushroom and Cheese Lasagna

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry vermouth (or similar)
  • 1 cup oyster mushrooms or similar
  • 3/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 tablespoons general-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 pounds (1 kg) red onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cups fontina cheese, shredded (or similar)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces (250 g) white mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 12 no-boil lasagna noodles or boiled dried lasagna sheets
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped, wit extra for garnishing
  • 2 pounds (1 kg) portobello mushrooms caps, thickly sliced (or similar)

Method

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place the portobello mushrooms in a small bowl and mix with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and freshly ground black pepper, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Transfer to a shallow baking pan, spreading the mushrooms in an even layer. Roast the mushrooms for about 30 minutes until all the liquid from the mushrooms has evaporated and the mushrooms have shrivelled. Set the mushrooms aside in a large bowl. Cook the oyster mushrooms or similar type, in a microwave oven with a little water for about 1 minute. Fry the onions and garlic in 1 tablespoon of olive until soft and translucent. Then, add the white mushroom slices and fry for about 5 minutes. Season the onions and white mushrooms with salt and pepper and add to the other cooked mushrooms in a bowl. Then, add the butter to a small saucepan and stir to melt. Add the flour and cook for about 1-2 minutes while stirring. Gradually pour in the milk while stirring in small batches. Add the nutmeg and simmer the sauce until it has thickened. Turn off the heat and mix 1/4 cup of the basil and 2 tablespoons of the parsley into the sauce. Assemble the lasagna in a 9 x 13 inch (20 x 30 cm) glass or ceramic baking dish (greased) by adding alternate layers of the cooked lasagna and sauce, starting and ending with the sauce. Top with the grated Parmesan and shredded Fontina cheeses, and extra freshly grated black pepper and nutmeg. Cover the dish with foil and bake for about 20-30 minutes. Then, remove the foil, increase the temperature to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C), and bake for another 10 minutes until the sauce starts to bubble around the edges, and the cheese on top has browned a little. Remove from the oven and let cook for 15-20 minutes before serving topped with extra cheese, chopped parsley and basil.

Mushroom Lasagna Recipe with Artichokes and White Wine

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Chardonnay or similar white wine
  • 2 cans artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped
  • 9 no-cook lasagna noodles or cooked dry lasagna sheets
  • 1 pound (500 g) sliced portobello mushrooms (or similar)

For the sauce

  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup general-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup Chardonnay or similar white wine

Method

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Using a large skillet, fry the mushrooms and garlic in butter until tender. Then, add the wine, drained artichokes, salt and pepper and cook over moderate heat until the liquid has evaporated. Prepare the sauce in a small saucepan by melting the butter using moderate heat. Add the flour and cook for a few minutes. Then, gradually pour in the milk in small batches stirring constantly. Mix until the sauce starts to thicken. Switch off the stove and mix in the Parmesan cheese and wine. Assemble the lasagna in a 9 x 13 inch (20 x 30 cm) glass or ceramic baking dish as previously described. Cover and bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese on top. Remove the cover and bake for an extra 15 minutes to melt the cheese. Remove from the over and set aside for 15 minutes before serving topped with extra cheese and herbs.

Low Fat Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup light feta cheese
  • 1 cup light ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups tomato sauce or salsa
  • 4 cups mixed mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 9 whole-wheat lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 2 cups light mozzarella cheese, finely shredded
  • 10 oz (250 g) baby spinach, rinsed, drained and shaken to remove extra moisture

Method

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cook the lasagna noodles in boiling water until soft. Prepare the sauce by frying the onions, garlic and mushrooms until just tender. Add the spinach and cook covered until the spinach has started to wilt (about 5 minutes). Add the tomato sauce and season with salt and pepper. This recipe does not have a bechamel sauce. Assemble the lasagna in a 9 x 13 inch (20 x 30 cm) glass or ceramic baking dish, starting with a layer of sauce. Top with a layer of noodle, sprinkled with some of the ricotta and feta cheese. Add more layers, finishing with a layer of sauce. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake for 35-45 minutes until the sauce has started to bubble and the cheese has melted and started to brown. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.


Nutritional Data for 1/8 of the Low-Fat Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

Calories: about 300 kcal
Fat: 15 g
Protein: 25 g
Sodium: 900 mg
Potassium: 685 mg
Carbohydrate: 30 g
Dietary fibre: 5 g
Saturated fat: 10 g
Dietary cholesterol: 35 mg

© 2015 Dr. John Anderson

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Phyllis Doyle 23 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

These recipes will become favorites of mine, I am sure. Thanks for sharing them, John. The photos are great and really enhance your article.


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janshares 23 months ago from Washington, DC

Wow, janderson99, these recipes are full of so many flavorful ingredients. I must try one soon. I really love a healthy, vegetable/meatless lasagna. The pictures are breath-taking, great choices for this recipe hub. Excellent job, voted up, useful, and awesome.


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Carb Diva 23 months ago

My mouth is watering--I think I know what I'll cook for dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing.


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janderson99 23 months ago from Australia on Planet Water Author

Glad you liked the recipes!


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peachpurple 22 months ago from Home Sweet Home

i like the way you put your ingredients, a half triangle shape!

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