It's Meatless Monday here at the Circle B Kitchen, and it's also the day before Valentine's. And as I mentioned in my Valentine's post, I was considering making lasagna for the big day, but in the end, decided on something else. Which left me craving lasagna anyway. So tonight I'm making a meatless version that I have very high hopes for.
First of all, it's a very cute lasagna for 2. That photo makes it look huge, but it's only 6x8 inches. It's a meatless spinach lasagna, but here's the deal... instead of ricotta or bechamel for the spinach layer, I used cauliflower puree (as in mac n cheese) that I loaded with parmesan and holy cow, was this ever amazing!!
So here's how it comes together...
A little marinara on the bottom of the pan and then lasagna noodles (please, none of those no boil ones). I spread the spinach "bechamel" sauce on the noodles and then a layer of provolone cheese. Another layer of noodles and then a little sauce and then lots of shredded mozzarella cheese.
Then I threw it in the oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes and what emerged was nothing less than lasagna nirvana. Not even kidding. This was one of the best lasagnas we've had in quite some time.