Veggieful Mushroom Lasagna – aka my first Lasagna!

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Veggieful Mushroom Lasagna Recipe with Barilla #MoreIsBetter

Alright, this is exciting. I made my first Lasagna!!! Woohoo!!

I’ve always liked lasagna even though I’m not a big pasta eater but it’s certainly a nice dish to eat whenever I would go to an Italian restaurant (aka not often). I’ve never made a lasagna and I don’t think my mom has ever made it either. I think I’ve always thought of lasagna as being super difficult to make as a recipe at home so I dismissed the possibility.

Then I thought, ah heck why not! I might as well try it. I asked my mom for tips and she shared some recipes she had written down. I wrote some things down and made my own adapted version and here it is!

I went to Dominick’s and bought the Barilla Lasagna noodles and Barilla Mushroom Tomato sauce. I was debating whether I should get the no-boil noodles or the regular lasagna noodles but then I thought that I might as well get the real legit experience of making lasagna so I went for the regular ones that I had to cook. It was time to take out my big pot anyway.

Veggieful Mushroom Lasagna Recipe with Barilla #MoreIsBetter

I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the lasagna-cooking process was. Sure, there are multiple steps but I was done with the cooking sooner than I expected. I was feeling mushroomy so I made this lasagna veggieful (of course) and filled with mushrooms. Not only did I use Barilla Mushroom Tomato Sauce but I also added chopped fresh mushrooms in the sauce itself! Going all out there!

Veggieful Mushroom Lasagna Recipe with Barilla #MoreIsBetter

My casserole dish is smaller than I expected and I was hoping everything would turn out okay and nothing would spill out. I only ended up using 6 lasagna noodles and had the rest cooked and just put in the fridge. But I’ll admit, I ate like 3-4  cooked noodles just by themselves as I was standing there. I couldn’t help myself. I never eat pasta but as soon as I tasted it I was like wow, this is delicious!

The outcome…

Veggieful Mushroom Lasagna Recipe with Barilla #MoreIsBetter

Okay, am I the only one that thinks of Italian dishes as fancy? I can’t help but light candles and pour some red wine and make the dinner into a date night with myself whenever I have Italian food. Something about it is just so romantic… am I the only one here?? Let me know in the comments, do you feel like Italian food is romantic and do you feel like I do or do you just eat it like nothing?

I’m curious to hear what you think.

But without further adieu, here’s the recipe for my very first lasagna!

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Veggieful Mushroom Lasagna Recipe with Barilla #MoreIsBetter

I enjoyed eating the Barillla Lasagna noodles (even by themselves) and the Barilla Mushroom Sauce was delicious! I was a happy camper and very pleasantly surprised by this easy lasagna recipe.

If you would like to try out Barilla products, check out this promotion at Safeway stores: $1 off the purchase of ONE (1) box of Barilla® Lasagne and ONE (1) Barilla® Sauce. This offer is an in-store offer.

Question for you:

  • Do you think of Italian food as ‘romantic’ too? Or do you just eat it like it’s whatever?

Looking forward to hearing what you think!!

6 Comments

  1. Yup I think that Italian food is quite romantic and special ans stuff. And obviously delicious, just like this lasagna! I love that it’s full of veggies, and the mushrooms addition is plain fantastic!

  2. Your veggie lasagna looks awesome! So much nutrition and comfort in every bite!

  3. Great job on your first lasagna! That’s one dish I’ve never been able to make successful from scratch, it’s usually freezer to oven 😉

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