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Mediterranean Lasagna with a Creamy Arugula Sauce


Lasagna is one of those things that I am scared to mess with. For me, the way I ate it growing up is the way it should be, and any variations basically ruin it. I have a real problem with most veggie lasagnas, because they are trying too hard to be meat lasagnas. Well you can imagine my dilemma when I was recently asked to bring lasagna to a party and I realized that there were a few vegetarians attending.  I find that for me it's much more acceptable to make a lasagna that goes in a totally different direction rather than trying to make something more traditional but slightly different. 

This is easier to make than normal lasagna because the sauce is made in the blender and not for hours on the stovetop.

Its pretty too.

I've been in foreign kitchens in all my posts this week! Cut me some slack guys.

You know the drill. Layer it up.

Yum! This was a huge hit at the party! It was a favorite among the ladies, but the birthday boy didn't have any. He was turning one and more focused on stuffing his face into a cake.

The sauce was: 2 cups cream, 1.5 cups ricotta cheese, 1 whole bag of arugula, about half an onion (diced and sauteed), and 2 cloves of garlic (added in with the onion at the last minute). Add a little bit of the juice from the jar of marinaded artichokes. Blend it all up till smooth. Cook your pasta (a little undercooked), then start layering your ingredients. Sauce, pasta, roasted red peppers, artichokes, olives, and a cheese blend made up of Parm, mozzarella, and provolone. Bake at 375 until bubbley and delicious.


I think you may be the only meat eater who understands vegetarians! This looks wonderful.

Wow, I thought I was the only one who had that problem with regular veggie lasagna! I hate it when they pour in any kind of vegetable and call it a day.
I love spinach lasagna and this looks yummy too!

Well, I wish I'd thought of asking this BEFORE the night I was planning to make it. "1 whole bag of arugula" doesn't mean anything when I'm heading out to the garden to pick enough for the recipe. I wish I knew what it translates to. The picture looks like only a cup or so, and as strongly flavored as it is, I may just keep it on the light side. Anyone have any experience or suggestions for actual amount of arugula?

This looks SO good!! I will definitely have to try it!

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