BREAK OUT YOUR SPRING FORM PAN!!

AND MAKE A ROUND LASAGNA!
For some reason, don’t ask me why, I like curved objects! I know it’s a bit weird but my eye always goes to curved things, arches, rounded windows, scrolls, I can go on and on. Give me a choice between a straight line and a curve, and guess what I’m picking? So it’s no wonder that I sometimes like to make a round lasagna, it’s out of the norm, I know, but it’s fun to change it up sometimes. Just make your favorite lasagna, this one was made with ricotta and spinach, and do it exactly how you make any lasagna, just trim up the pasta to fit your spring form pan. This was made in a 10″ pan, and I’ve even made it in the smallest one, for an individual size, you can be very creative!! The only thing I would suggest is to bake it on a cookie sheet in your oven.
AND A ROASTED VEGETABLE CROSTATA!
This is a great way to use up any vegetables you might have laying around. Cut them up and lay them on a cookie sheet with olive oil, and seasonings of your choice, I used a tuscan dried herb mix I have, plus salt and pepper. Roast them till al dente in a 400 degree oven, you do not want to overcook them!For mine I used, eggplant, zuccini, red pepper, onion, and a little fennel I had. Next, roll out one piece of puff pastry so its big enough to line the bottom of a 10″ springform pan, just push down the sides and make a little crust. Place your veggies on top, sprinkle with a generous amount of Romano cheese, about a cup of Provolone cut in chunks,( the real stuff). Beat 2 eggs with a little milk, pour all over, and finally, grated Fontina sprinkled all over the top. Bake at 375 degrees for about 35 mins, or until everything is golden and crisp.

 

Don’t cut it while its hot, let it cool down to room temp, that’s the best way to eat this! If you wait, it won’t fall apart when you cut into it either. Besides the flavors come out even more at room temp. This is great with a salad for dinner, or fancy enough to serve at a party! Only you will know, you were just using up your leftover veggie’s!!!BUON APPETITO!!

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  1. Brilliant. I now have another use for my springforms. Really attractive. And that raoted vegetable crostat is a excellent idea too.

  2. What a great idea, Marie! They both look delicious too. Can I order one of each? Do you deliver? :)

  3. I’ll take 2 of each:) They both look delicious but that crostata has my name on it:)

  4. Round lasagna, and why not? Sometimes its good to switch gears and think “outside of the box”. But in this case I’d simply call it sheer creativity (besides, you get more use out of your springform pans) ;-)

  5. Maria, you rock! This is a fabulous take on lasagna…I bet the crust was a great texture contrast to the inner lasagna.

  6. Why conform to what is considered normal. This would make a beautiful presentation!! I have alkso nominated you for an award. check it out when you can :D

  7. I love how that looks and why not change things up?!

  8. What a great idea!!!

  9. This is a great idea. And they look absolutely fabulous!!!

    Terri

  10. We were thinking along the same lines, weren’t we? I love making crostatas with whatever is left over or on hand. The lasagna looks great too.

  11. Gosh they look delicious and a great way to warm up on a February day in Chicago. I was wondering if you ever make lasagne with home-made pasta and if so, do the noodles need pre-cooking?

  12. mmmmm Marie, this looks fantastic, really xxx Gloria

  13. I love that idea! It would save me so much grief trying to make nicely cut pieces. Both look so very tasty! Thanks!

  14. haha this is new ! how nice to break the rules and go for something new. Nice … a lasagna cake !

  15. Vegetables baked with cheese….mmm…

  16. Both your recipes look divine. The vegetarian option is great for us at the moment as we are on a no-meat mission.

  17. How could I have missed you? What wonderful dishes you have!!! This round Lasaña is gourgeous :D!!! I’ll be coming back!

  18. I LOVE this!!!! I don’t like the crunchy corners of square lasagnas (although that’s Alfredo’s favorite part – go figure). This is so much more prettier – molto clever-o!

    tanti baci, Amy

  19. This looks absolutely delicious!

  20. I love the concept of individual round lasagnas. You have some of the best ideas.

  21. Thanks everyone for your nice comments!!

    Brilynn, Mrs. Catman, and Terri, Hi,welome, and thanks for your comments!

    Susan, I don’t think there is any need to precook fresh pasta sheets, the sauce and oven heat will cook everything up.

    Gloria, Chris, Kate, Nina, Nuria,Amy, Pixie, Welcome and thanks for visiting!!I appreciate all your comments!

  22. This lasagna looks very tasty! I’m italian but I never seen it before. It’s a great idea to surprise your guest.

  23. Bookmarked & it’s BEAUTIFUL!!! Great great post & I feel like reaching out for a slice.

  24. wow these lasagne lokk deliciours :-P

    Francesca

  25. This looks delicious. Do you think you can freeze this one and the new one you just posted?

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