Joanna Gaines recipe for White Vegetable Lasagna from her Magnolia Table Cookbook Vol.2 is one to be cherished. The delicious mouthfuls of flavor and the creamy texture make this recipe simply the best! I'd be happy to make and serve this for dinner any night of the week.
A classic and simple ingredient list brings together this fantastic lasagna. I often say that I love a short ingredient list and sometimes feel bad when I create a recipe with a long one, but this one proves why. The simplest things bring the most flavor, and cooking should be easy!
I made this recipe at my mom's request for her Mother's Day dinner. And to say that she LOVED it just might have been a bit of an understatement. At first bite I was being told that I could make this more often.
Aside from cooking the mushrooms there is really no cooking involved here, especially if you use "Oven-Ready Noodles". I always seem to have a box of these in my pantry and I will never go back to the noodles that need to be boiled first. They are becoming so readily available I am surprised that Joanna suggests noodles that need to be boiled in her recipe.
I think one of the things that everyone like best about this recipe is actually the fact that it doesn't have any sauce. When I cook for my parents my dad usually complains about anything to do with tomatoes cause he says they give him heartburn, even though he usually eats it anyway. But this one has no sauce, and the flavor of the mushrooms and the cheese working together is GREAT!
The flavor is spot on and the mushrooms carry so much through the whole dish that you will forget that there is no protein in it. I mean I am a big dude and I wondered if I needed to make a side of grilled chicken or sausage or something to go with this to beef up the meal. But it is heavy enough and has so much flavor that you really won't miss having meat in there at all!
Don't use noodles that have to be boiled. It eliminates an entire step and a cooking process. Instead, use "Oven-Ready Lasagna Noodles", the only thing you need to know about them is that you want to be sure to completely cover them with cheese or sauce of they don't soak up the excess liquid and stay hard. Just a little note on them, I also love them cause I can make my lasagna the day before or freeze one and they hold up perfectly.
For another FANTASTIC lasagna recipe, check out my Pumpkin Beer Cheese Lasagna. It holds up to being made year-round but is especially warming and comforting in the fall!
Overall, a great vegetarian option and a new favorite all around. If you did want to bulk it up a bit I think shredding a rotisserie chicken and adding it into the layer would be a perfect option. I see this one being made often and it is so easy there is no reason for a great dinner any night of the week!
Until next time, Happy Cooking!
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MY FAVORITE KITCHEN TOOLS!
Here are a few links to some of my favorite kitchen tools! You get a car, YOu get a car, YOU ALL GET A CAR…in my best Oprah voice
These Rösle Silicone Tongs are a little pricey but they will last you the rest of your life and are the softest in your hand. This is important for someone like m that cooks so much. It reduces strain, I have 4 sets in my kitchen!
These are my FAVE Nordic Ware Sheet Pans, every kitchen should have at least 2 sets of these! I think I have at least 4 of each of these.
This is my favorite pressure cooker, the Fagor is the same concept as the “Instant Pot” but easier to use in my opinion, if you don’t have one you NEED one, it will be your best friend in the kitchen!
A sharp knife is the most important tool in the kitchen, these Japanese steel “Shun” knives are my favorite! And this is a great starter set to build on. Once you try them you will be in love so use this as a foundation you can build on for years to come.
This Scanpan 11″ skillet is just the right size for almost anything you will need to cook and my best friend and a real workhorse in my kitchen, it’s also a great deal at $99. Scanpan is the best in the world for healthy cooking. It is coated with a proprietary ceramic-titanium coating that is durable while allowing you to use fewer fats and oils when cooking. It is a coating only they use. I could talk all day about my love for these pans, message me if you want more info. Here are some other sizes that are available if you are looking to outfit your kitchen with some new goodies. 8″ & 10″ Skillet set or 8″ Skillet, I still need this one for my kitchen Also, I don’t really know how to cook small so the 12.5″ is my other fave!
This giant vat of olive oil is my favorite, I decant it into a smaller bottle for my counter. Or put this spigot on top of a wine bottle!
My favorite baking dish that is so easy to clean even burnt on cheese slides right off!
This Tovolo jar scraper has to be my single favorite kitchen tool, it is definitely the most used tool in my kitchen. If you are NOT a gadget person, this is the only necessity I say is a MUST beyond the wooden spoon.
A great wood spoon is essential, this Olive Wood one is my favorite, I have more than I can count. But can you really ever have too many?
A food scale can be a very important tool in your kitchen, this one is the one I use every day!
If you love Joanna Gaines as much as I do then the ‘Magnolia Table Cookbook’ is a must in your kitchen, get a copy HERE!