East Side Living November 2017 Recipe


Hello All!

It is Fall!! Cannot believe it.., so sad to see summer go but so happy to have some amazing new fall recipes to share! I mean what is fall without Pumpkin…right?! Or are you sick of it already? Even if you are, this recipe is different enough to pique your interest in Pumpkin again. This savory recipe will win over your guests OR your family. Enjoy!!!


Pumpkin Lasagna with mushrooms and spinach (serves 4-6)



Nonstick cooking spray

1 tablespoon  olive oil

8 ounces  sliced fresh mushrooms

1 small onion, chopped

2 cups  fresh baby spinach, washed and dried

1/2 teaspoon  salt, divided

1 cup  LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin

2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk

1 teaspoon dried sage

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Pinch of ground nutmeg

6 no-cook lasagna noodles, divided

1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese, divided

1 cup (4 oz.) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided





3/4 PREHEAT oven to 375° F.   Spray 8-inch-square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.


HEAT oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add mushrooms and onions; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes or until tender.  Add spinach and 1/4 teaspoon salt; stir until spinach is wilted.  Remove from heat.


COMBINE pumpkin, evaporated milk, sage, pepper, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and nutmeg in medium bowl.  Spread 1/4 cup pumpkin sauce onto bottom of dish.  Top with 2 noodles, overlapping slightly.  Spread 1/2 cup pumpkin sauce to edges of noodles.  Top with half of mushroom-spinach mixture, 1/2 cup ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.  Repeat layers. Top with remaining 2 noodles and sauce.  Cover with foil or lid.


BAKE for 40 minutes.  Uncover; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.   Bake uncovered for an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and light golden brown.  Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


As always you can get all of the ingredients at East Side Marketplace and a good nice Chardonnay or Pinot Noir at Bottles next door.


And there will be turkeys at East Side Marketplace for free, IF you buy a certain amount of merchandize and save the receipts. We had one each of the last years and we enjoyed it a lot. Go for it.



Submitted by Holly Specht, My Chef Lara