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Crockpot Creations: Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

September 14, 2011

I was so thrilled with the Crockpot Lasagna I made a few weeks ago that I decided to try a vegetarian version. I am quite pleased with how this creation came out. Delicious, easy and very gourmet-like. I highly recommend this version if you’re not a big meat fan, or just want to take a carnivorous break.

Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

Olive oil

1/3 cup chopped onion

1 tsp. garlic

1 lb. sliced crimini or portabello mushrooms

1 bag of fresh baby spinach leaves

3 Tbsp. butter

3 Tbsp. flour

3 cups of whole milk

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Salt and Pepper

1 cup Parmesan cheese

10 (approximately) no-bake lasagna noodles

In a saute pan, heat olive oil around the pan. Add the onions and cook about two minutes. Add the garlic, and then the mushrooms. Cook until the mushrooms are tender and reduced in size. Sprinkle salt and pepper onto the mushroom and onion mix. Add the spinach (a little bit at a time) until all of it has wilted down. At this point, I will sometimes tilt the pan on an angle to drain some of the spinach and mushroom liquid.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add flour and cook for about one minute. Turn the heat up to medium-high and add the milk at once. Bring to a simmer, and let the mixture simmer until it thickens (enough to coat a wooden spoon). Add nutmeg, salt and pepper.

Prepare your crockpot by spraying the inside with non-stick cooking spray. Place approximately one cup of the white mixture on the bottom of the crockpot. Then place a layer of lasagna noodles. You may need to break them in pieces to cover the space. Place half the mushroom mixture over the noodles. Then add another cup of white sauce and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Repeat this process until you are left with the top layer, which is noodles, the remaining white sauce and Parmesan cheese.

Cover the crockpot and cook on low for about four hours. Bon Appetit!

21 Comments leave one →
  1. September 14, 2011 1:14 am

    That looks so good! And you make it look so easy. I really need to get myself a crockpot. Any particular one that you recommend?

  2. September 14, 2011 2:36 am

    This looks fabulous & perfect for us because we don’t eat much meat. I loved your other crockpot lasagna and I can’t wait to try this one, too! Thanks for another great recipe, Leah!

  3. September 14, 2011 5:26 am

    Looks and sounds yummy. Didn’t the other lasagna recipe use regular noodles, not the no-bake ones? (I copied it, but haven’t looked at it in awhile). I’m just waiting for cool weather to come to the Virginia Coast so I can get my crockpot out again.

  4. September 14, 2011 5:43 am

    This looks delicious, Leah. I’ve copied it to my recipes file, and can’t wait to try it! We are always looking for good meatless recipes.

  5. September 14, 2011 6:20 am

    Mmm… lasagna. It’s my favorite. I honestly don’t care what’s in it as long as there are noodles and cheese, but this recipe sounds amazing. Can’t wait to try. And I love love love your crock pot recipies. I think I can handle that kind of cooking.

  6. September 14, 2011 6:40 am

    OMG, Leah, this looks amazing. Keep those vegetarian recipes coming!!!

  7. Lena permalink
    September 14, 2011 7:45 am

    Looks and sounds amazing Leah! You had me at mushrooms… Do you think we could sub low fat milk for the full or would it minimize the flavor too much?!

  8. September 14, 2011 8:08 am

    I sense that this recipe is going to find its way into my next monthly meal plan! It sounds AMAZINGLY delicious. And I really love the crockpot part. I’m looking for more meals that I can make and walk away from, since my husband has been coming home exactly at the kids’ bedtime, and it’s made dinner/bedtime a little stressful as of late. A dinner that’s just ready when he comes home would be very welcome.

  9. September 14, 2011 8:43 am

    Leah – this looks even more delicious than the original! You are AMAZING! I would love to have this….but hubby doesn’t like mushrooms, so I’d have to skip that part! Seriously – this is YUMMY!

  10. September 14, 2011 9:44 am

    Yum! Have you seen this Skinny Crockpot website? I started following them on FB in the hopes that I might cook one of their recipes one day. It seems to have some good ones!

  11. September 14, 2011 3:38 pm

    Looks brilliant. What a great recipe. Must be a lot lighter than the usual lasagne.

  12. September 14, 2011 6:06 pm

    Yum! Leah, you need to compile a cookbook!

  13. September 14, 2011 7:05 pm

    This looks amazing Leah, and I am so going to try it!

  14. September 14, 2011 9:16 pm

    This sounds mighty tasty. You have some really delicious recipes. Thanks so much for sharing them. 🙂

  15. September 15, 2011 6:13 am

    I bought this cute little crockpot years ago and have used it once. Thanks for reminding me and giving me a cool idea!

  16. September 15, 2011 10:39 am

    You won me over with your meals ( knowing you work outside the home as I do and that you like to cook fresh) I am always excited to see on your creations. I’ll try it out on the boys.

  17. September 15, 2011 7:58 pm

    Perfect comfort food for long Autumn evenings.

  18. September 20, 2011 4:51 pm

    Can’t wait to make it! 😉

  19. October 23, 2012 7:23 pm

    Hi Leah, I’ve referenced your blog for this recipe as you were my inspiration (researched that this is allowed) and I used your image. If the latter is not alright with you please let me know immediately, I will remove the photo pronto. Thank you.


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