Krissy cooks: Magic Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

24 November 2013

In my previous post, I told you about how I was contacted by Maggi Philippines to "challenge" me to cook. Me being me, there was nothing else to do but say yes (and pray to high heavens that I don't mess it up). Thankfully, I had friends who made sure I didn't mess it up d(-_^) 

For our main dish, let me share with you how we made a Magic Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna by following the Magic Recipe Card found here. Check out the recipe to see the exact measurements of ingredients.

Multi-tasking: precooking lasagna noodles and while boiling spinach
Add the spinach to the drained cottage cheese after squeezing it dry.
Add one sachet of Maggi Magic Sarap. Mix well.
Set the bowl aside and get to work on your mushroom mixture.

Heat olive oil and saute onions and garlic until fragrant, after which you can add the mushrooms. After cooking for about five minutes, add the spaghetti sauce and dried herbs. 
Season with Maggi Magic Sarap and pepper and let simmer for 10 minutes.
Now you're almost done!

Spread about two tablespoons of the spaghetti sauce mixture on the bottom of your baking dish.
Lay your lasagna noodles on top.
Add your cottage cheese/ spinach layer.
Repeat for the next two layers, and then top with grated quick melting cheese.
Bake in a pre-heated oven until cheese is melted or is golden brown. In our case, we were toooo hungry we didn't even care ٩(^ᴗ^)۶ 

Here are photos of the finished product. I understand that the photos don't look too appetizing - forgive my camera for that. I can attest though that for a first timer, our Magic Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna was done perfectly! The lasagna was al dente, the mushroom/ spaghetti sauce mixture was tasty, and the cottage cheese/ spinach layer added a nice texture to it. I honestly thought cooking is too exhausting (LOL, I seriously appreciated my mom and grandmothers a lot more after this), but I would love to make this again for my family!

This doesn't have meat so it's a healthy alternative to try! Perfect to prepare and serve to your vegetarian friends and family members, too.

Next time I'd also like to try this Bacon Cheeseburger Lasagna recipe. Yep, apparently I enjoyed this enough that I am looking forward to another shot at it LOL. My next post will describe how me made our own Magic Egg, Bacon, and Cheese Cups!

Disclosure: This is not a paid post. Maggi sent me a gift pack containing their many different products but the money for the ingredients came from my and my friends' pockets.

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