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Chorizo and Spinach Lasagne with Three Cheeses

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This recipe mixes chorizo with ricotta, tasty cheese, and parmesan, with the added taste of chopped spinach.

I have used fresh pasta instead of the dried one and I would not go back to the dried one again. Fresh lasagne is so easy to use, with no liquid needed, and no boiling.

Although the recipe looks long, it is relatively simple as long as you

Preparation Time: 50 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hr 40 minutes
Makes: 8 servings

Ingredients
450 g Chorizo (I used hot but mild works)
400 g packet chopped spinach, thawed, drained
250 g ricotta cheese
tsp nutmeg
40 g parmesan, grated
1 egg
4 sheets fresh lasagne
225 g mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced or grated

For the tomato sauce
1 - 2 medium shallots, chopped finely
1 medium carrot, chopped finely
1 stalk celery, chopped finely
Fresh parsley
2 cloves garlic, crushed
cup dry red wine
cup tomato paste
700 g bottled tomato pasta sauce

Cheese sauce
50 g butter
50 g flour
2 cups whole milk
1 cups parmesan, grated

Method
For the tomato sauce
Heat some oil in a wok and add the onion, carrot and celery.

Cook, stirring sometimes until the vegetables are starting to soften. Add the garlic and parsley and cook for a minute.


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Add the wine, stir and cook until it is almost evaporated into the vegetables.

Add the tomato paste, and stir for about 3 minutes. Add the pasta sauce, turn down the heat, and simmer for about 15 minutes.


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For the cheese sauce
Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the flour. Cook, stirring continuously until the mixture thickens.

Slowly add the milk, a bit at a time, stirring until it is smooth and thickens. Reduce the heat and stir another minute. Take off the heat.

Add the cheese, and stir until this is melted.

To make up the lasagne
Preheat the oven to 200/180 fan forced.

Slice the chorizo finely, and cook, without oil until a lot of the fat has come out and it is starting to brown.

Drain all the fat off.

Mix the spinach, drained ricotta, nutmeg, cheese and egg in a medium bowl.


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Put half a cup of the cheese sauce over the base of a 20 x 30 cm Pyrex or other ovenproof dish (I prefer glass to metal).

Top with 1 sheets pasta - one cut in half to fit the dish. Spread half the spinach mixture on top of this.

Put half the chorizo over this and cover with a cup of the tomato sauce.


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Add half of the remaining cheese sauce.

Top with another 1 sheets of the pasta.

Spread the remaining spinach mixture over the pasta, sprinkle with remaining chorizo pieces.

Spread 1 cup tomato sauce, and then add the remaining cheese sauce.

Top with remaining pasta.

Add the rest of the tomato sauce and spread with the remaining mozzarella.

Cover with foil or similar, and bake the lasagne for 30 minutes.

Uncover and bake a further 10 minutes or so by which time the cheese will be melted.


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Let it stand for a few minutes before slicing and serving.


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I served it with my coleslaw.

A very delicious meal!

Categories
#Family
#Dinner
#Italian
#Spicy
#Party food
#Hot or cold
#Make ahead
#Chorizo
#Lasagne
#Pasta
#Spinach
#Cheese
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