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One of the Best Vegetarian Lasagna Recipes with Ricotta Cheese

If you are searching for a delicious and hearty meatless entree to serve that is quick and easy, you will love this vegetarian lasagna recipe. Layered with creamy cheese, spinach, and pasta it is divine. It is a meal that even the children will love. They will never even notice the nutrient rich spinach nestled in the pasta and layers of cheese. It is so easy to assemble you can put it together, chill and bake later if desired.

The best part of this easy recipe is that it takes no more time to prepare two of these delicious lasagna dishes as it does one. So, why not assemble two, bake one, and freeze the other for another day? The quality of the dish will not diminish by freezing and you will have a quick entree for a busy day later.

The next time you just need a moment of solitude but have a hungry family to feed, simply take it from the freezer, and pop it in the oven. Grab a good book and prop your feet up as dinner bakes! There is no need to pay grocery store prices for a frozen lasagna entree when you can make it this easily.

You can bet the quality and taste of homemade lasagna will far exceed any store bought entree. By making it yourself you know the freshness of the ingredients and there are no added ingredients. Totally wholesome and fresh is always the best way to go. Providing quality meals for your family does not have to be difficult.

5.0 from 4 reviews
Creamy Perfection Vegetarian Lasagna with Ricotta Cheese
Summary: Perfect for vegetarians, this ricotta lasagna boasts spinach as well as several kinds of cheese, for a tasty, creamy, and nutritious result that will appeal to the whole family.
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Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Lasagna
Serves: 8
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Ingredients
  • 3¼ cups ricotta cheese
  • 1½ cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 20 oz thawed chopped spinach, drained
  • 4 ½ cups chunky vegetable pasta sauce (your choice)
  • 1 box uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 2 ½ cups grated Gouda or Swiss cheese (slices may be used)
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper
Instructions
  1. Prepare a 13 x 9 x 2 lasagna pan by spraying lightly with olive oil.
  2. Set the pan aside until ready to use.
  3. Gently blend the ricotta and parmesan cheeses together, adding salt and pepper.
  4. Now spread 1 cup of pasta sauce in the lasagna pan.
  5. Place 3 lasagna noodles on top of the sauce.
  6. Spread 1¼ cups of ricotta mixture on top of noodles in a light layer.
  7. about ⅓ of the spinach mixture on top of the ricotta mixture in spoonfuls.
  8. Repeat the layers ending with 3 lasagna noodlesand the remaining sauce.
  9. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  10. Using aluminum foil cover the lasagna and bake for about 30 minutes.
  11. Then remove the foil and sprinkle the grated Gouda or Swiss cheese on top.
  12. (If using slices, lay slices on top of lasagna to cover).
  13. Bake uncovered for an additional 15 minutes..
  14. Cheese should be golden brown.
  15. Remove from oven and let stand for about 12-15 minutes before serving.

Photo Description:

This is an absolutely gorgeous lasagna to serve to family or even company. The golden browned cheese and the delicious aroma is mouthwatering to those waiting for the first taste. The rich, creamy, tasty blend of three distinct cheeses is a heavenly marriage of flavor. Beautiful, bright, nutrient-rich spinach tucked away in the layers of pasta and cheese is superb. It is a meal that will have everyone begging for more.

 


35 Responses to One of the Best Vegetarian Lasagna Recipes with Ricotta Cheese

  • This lasagna was not very good. It was so cheesy that I felt nauseous after eating a bite. One of my friends that was over did not even want to touch it because he could smell the cheese from across the room. I am a cheese lover, but this was sickeningly ridiculous. I would suggest at the very least halving each of the cheeses, maybe even replacing the ricotta with cottage cheese.

    • Thanks for your comment and I’m sorry you didn’t like the lasagna. Because this one is based on spinach and cheese, those 2 flavors are what you will taste above all else, while the noodles give the lasagna its distinctive look, shape and texture. I often use recipes as a starting point and tweak them before I make them. I haven’t made this one personally but it was recommended to me by a diehard cheese fan, so I guess it’s a matter of individual taste and personal preference. What is ‘perfectly balanced’ to one palate is clearly ‘way too cheesy’ to another. Sorry again this one didn’t come out the way you hoped and I hope you will try another of our lasagna recipes and have a better experience.

      Thanks for the comment,

      Christine

    • instead of being rude right..one… learn to emphasize ,meaning using less or more then recipes called for and second if it tasted that bad then its your cooking and not the recipe or authors fault so the many ways being so rude when u coulda kept that to yah self!!!! really

  • I just made this lasagna and my family loved it! Great flavors married together. I used whole wheat noodles and boiled them for three minutes so that they were not completely dry. I had a total of four layers of noodles. I also used fresh spinach and arugula. Great recipe!

  • Oh YUM!!!! Absolutely by far the BEST Lasagna EVER!!!!!!!!!! I will be eating this OFTEN now! Just call me GARFIELD 🙂 Can’t get enough of this spectacular dish!!!! THANKS for sharing <3

  • Just noticed the “Rate this recipe” stars at the bottom, so adding that 🙂 FIVE STARS FOR SURE!!!!!!!! <3

  • This is great, and I could live on cheese alone! I’m making this tonight for sure!
    Thanks for the recipe!

  • I just put this lasagna in the oven! I can’t wait to see how it comes out! My daughter is a vegetarian and this sounds right up her alley! Thank you for sharing the recipe!!!

  • For the vegetable pasta sauce…I’m assuming it’s talking about tomato sauce? I can’t think of another vegetable pasta sauce…just curious because the picture makes it look like it’s a white lasagna (which I love).

    • You can use your favorite pasta sauce and anything would work here. At my local store they have a creamy mushroom sauce which is nice for pasta but also great in lasagna, or you could simply use something like marinara or tomato and basil sauce.

      Christine

  • Made this for my 11 year-old vegetarian tonight, added some chopped broccoli to the spinach mixture. We LOVE it!!

    I will definitely make this again, I may make a spicier tomato sauce and include olives.

  • This lasagna is AWESOME! I have already made it 4 or 5 times. I am a vegetarian and am always looking for new meatless recipes. My carnivore son absolutely loves this lasagna and requests it once or twice per month. The entire family loves it and my son always gobbles down the leftovers. Thank you!

  • This recipe is delicious. I love the combination of the three cheesse is excelent!!!!!

  • wondering if you’re boiling the pasta noodles first or are you using parboiled ones that are boxed?

    • Either boil regular ones for 3 minutes first or use no-boil noodles. Either way works.

      Christine

      • I agree. Mine was also ruined. You may want to edit your recipe so that others don’t make the same mistake. It could have been an amazing dinner 😖

        • I’m sorry it didn’t live up to your expectations. A recipe is merely a set of ingredient suggestions of a place to start if personal tastes dictate making modification you should always deviate from the recipe and make changes to meet your taste. I have re looked at this on more than one occasion and have decided that most enjoy it immensely. In fact this recipe has around 80,000 repins so I feel that overwhelmingly most love it and therefore make the choice to leave it as is and add comments to those who may not that it is always appropriate to tailor any recipe to personal likes and dislikes but it seems more seem to think it is spot on than more off. I am sorry it didn’t meet your expectations though.

          Christine

  • I wish you would have said to boil the noodles in the recipe! I’ve never made lasagna before and didn’t know. I wasted all these ingredients and it’s ruined.

    • So sorry, but the box of noodles should have had instructions on. Some noodles are no-boil while others do need boiling. It depends which you are using. It’s hard to gear recipes to every cooking level.

      Christine

  • What is chunky pasta sauce? It’s definitely not the tomato one we are used to.

  • Just put in oven but mine looks like it has a lot of sauce compare to this picture. You did use red sauce right? Thanks.

  • I had doubts at first because there was too much cheese BUT after tasting it, OMG it’s so amazing. I’m making it again because my coworkers can’t get enough of it when I made them try it the first time I made it. They were skeptic because there was no meat at all but they LOVED it afterwards. Thanks for posting this recipe. 🙂

  • This is my second time making this recipe. My son who absolutely hates greens can not get enough of this. So it’s a great way to sneak the greens into your child’s diet. One of the best greens for you too. Been trying to become a vegetarian for a while now, finding tasty recipes like this makes the journey so much easier. The whole family love it. Thank you

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Hi I'm Christine, and I am happy you are visiting. Food is a large part of our family's lives, and we love to try new dishes, especially Italian food which offers so much freshness and flavor, whether you are making a classic Italian dish like lasagna or pizza, or experimenting with new appetizers, entrées or desserts from Italy.


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