RainForest Cafe Restaurant Recipe
Makes 5 servings
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup diced onions
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon julienne fresh basil
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 zucchini, cut into 1/4 inch julienne
1 eggplant, cut into 1/4 inch julienne
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
1 cup diced Roma tomatoes
1 cup ricotta cheese
10 lasagna noodles, cooked according to package directions
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
grated Parmesan cheese
prepared marinara sauce
In a large saucepan, heat the butter. Add the onions and garlic and saute 2 minutes. Add the basil, Italian seasoning, zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms and spinach. Cook for 7 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.
After mixture has been cooled, add the tomatoes and ricotta cheese. Mix by hand until fully incorporated. Do not overmix. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
To assemble, spread about 1 cup of the filling mixture on 2 overlapping cooked lasagna noodles. Roll up and place seam side down in a baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 45 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve with marinara sauce.