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Asadero Cheese and Spinach Lasagna Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 9 lasagna noodles
- 2 cups of fresh spinach, chopped
- 2 cups of asadero cheese, shredded
- 1 cup of ricotta cheese
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 jar of marinara sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper

Special equipment needed:
- 9x13 inch baking dish
- Large pot for boiling noodles
- Mixing bowl
- Spatula

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2. Boil the lasagna noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

3. In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped spinach, ricotta cheese, egg, parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.

4. Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce on the bottom of the baking dish.

5. Place three lasagna noodles on top of the sauce.

6. Spread half of the spinach and cheese mixture on top of the noodles.

7. Sprinkle half of the shredded asadero cheese on top of the spinach mixture.

8. Repeat layers with three more lasagna noodles, the remaining spinach and cheese mixture, and the remaining asadero cheese.

9. Top with the remaining three lasagna noodles and cover with the remaining marinara sauce.

10. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

11. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

12. Let the lasagna cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Serving size:
6-8 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 380
Fat: 18g
Saturated Fat: 10g
Cholesterol: 87mg
Sodium: 1020mg
Carbohydrates: 29g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 7g
Protein: 23g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Asadero cheese can be substituted with mozzarella cheese.
- Fresh spinach can be substituted with frozen spinach, thawed and drained.

- Add cooked ground beef or sausage to the marinara sauce for a meaty lasagna.
- Use different types of cheese, such as cheddar or provolone, for a different flavor.
- Add sliced mushrooms or diced bell peppers to the spinach and cheese mixture for added texture and flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to drain the spinach well to avoid a watery lasagna.
- Let the lasagna cool for a few minutes before serving to allow it to set and make it easier to cut.
- Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Storage instructions:
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
Reheat in the microwave or oven until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the lasagna on a large platter and garnish with fresh basil leaves.

Fresh basil leaves

Garlic bread and a green salad

Suggested side dishes:
Roasted vegetables or a Caesar salad

Troubleshooting advice:
If the lasagna is too watery, make sure to drain the spinach well and use a thicker marinara sauce.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to cook the lasagna to an internal temperature of 165°F to ensure it is safe to eat.

Food history:
Lasagna is a traditional Italian dish that dates back to the Middle Ages.

Flavor profiles:
Creamy, cheesy, and savory

Serving suggestions:
Serve hot with garlic bread and a green salad for a complete meal.

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Taste: Savory, Cheesy, Creamy, Rich, Garlicky, Herby