Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Do You...Casserole....?

The Un-noodled Polenta Lasagna or...
gluten-free, meat free, without-the-rice pasta lasagna

Rice pasta has it's place and time for me once in a great while


sometimes, I just don't feel like eating rice pasta.
Especially in the evening...it's a wee bit heavy on my tummy.
When I know the day will be filled with comings and goings...
a casserole made the day before is a day and labor saved.

So, here is how I make my un-noodled (no meat) lasagna.

Can be made ahead of time

4 to 6 servings...Prep and Cook Time: approx. 1 hour

2 cups polenta (cooked to directions)
2 cups mashed pumpkin (drained in a strainer)
1 med. eggplant (or zuchini)...sliced
1 large onion...chopped
2 cups mushrooms...sliced up
2 cups spaghetti sauce
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 TBsp oil or pat of butter

Heat oil/butter in saucepan
Saute onions until translucent; add mushrooms for 1 min. *
*(this will help take out excess moisture)
Lay 1 cup spaghetti sauce on bottom of casserole dish
then lay the rest of items in order as below:
 the onions and mushrooms
 mashed pumpkin
 1 & 1/2 cup cheese
1 cup of spaghetti sauce
spread polenta over sauce
sprinkle rest of the cheese
Bake in pre-heated 300* oven for 40 minutes or until bubbly

Better than oodles of noodles.

Have yourself a polenta of a day, or night.

1 comment :

  1. Nice! I will have to try this. Looks much better than your typical heavy lasagna.