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Black Bean and Spinach Lasagna

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“Needed a vegetarian dish for dinner when a cousin came to town, and wanted to do a lasagna. Couldn't find exactly the right one, so adapted and came up with this from a hodge-podge of other recipes found on the web. Even the meat-eaters loved it.”
2hrs 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in large sauce pan, saute onions, celery, carrots & garlic until onions are transparent. Add tomatoes & oregano. Simmer for 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Stir in both cans of beans and heat through.
  2. Make bechamel -- heat olive oil, add flour & stir until bubbly. whisk in milk, cook & stir over medium heat until boiling. add salt and set aside to cool, stirring occasionally. Once it has cooled down a bit, stir in the spinach.
  3. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water to cool down and lay out on towel until ready to assemble lasagna.
  4. Assembly: Spray 9 X 13 pan with non-stick spray, spread 1/4 of the sauce on bottom of pan, then layer with lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the spinach-bechamel mixture, 1/3 of the remaining sauce, and 1/3 of the cheese. repeat twice.
  5. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.
  6. Let sit about 15 minutes before cutting and serving.

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