Hearty and delicious Polenta Lasagna with Smoky Red Pepper Sauce – a simple easy,gluten-free lasagna recipe using store-bought polenta.A vegan adaptable main dish – perfect for holiday gatherings,that can be made ahead!!
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Here's a very simple recipe for Polenta Lasagna with a smoky Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce that is hearty,robust and full of flavor!Using polenta instead of pasta keeps this gluten-free.This version is filled with a savory mixture of mushrooms and spinach,but other veggies work well here too – eggplant,peppers,西葫芦,roasted butternut squash.保持素食，make it vegan (乳清豆腐and vegan cheese) or feel free to add Italian sausage for extra heartiness.I know you will find your own creative way to make good use of this!And please share how you adapt this in the comments below!!
它始于烹饪“filling"for the lasagna.This could be sautéing veggies like mushrooms,或者在橄榄油里加大蒜和洋葱的南瓜和茄子，or roasting off slices of eggplant or butternut squash in the oven.你也可以把一些意大利辣香肠变成褐色。
Spinach,arugula or kale is nice.
While the veggies are cooking make the quick Smoky Red Pepper Sauce.
烤辣椒和西红柿丁和一些煎锅里的洋葱和大蒜一起放入搅拌机。and some olive oil.
I like to add a little smoked paprika,to give it a hint of smoky flavor.
If pressed for time,you can always use store-bought marinara sauce.
In this recipe,to simplify and make things easier,I'm also using store-bought polenta in a tube.你也很容易做自己的硬玉米饼，我会在食谱上说明。I've made it both ways,and both ways work great.
Slice the tubes in half first,then cut each side into 6 equal pieces 亚博LOL电竞about ½ inch thick.Each tube will give you 12 slices.
Then begin your layering.
Start with 1 cup of the sauce on a greased 9×13 inch baking dish.
Add the first layer of polenta.
Top with all of your filling.我用的是蘑菇和菠菜。
Dot with 6-8 ounces of ricotta cheese.You could also make this totally vegan by usingvegan tofu ricotta.
Sprinkle with 1 – 1 ½ cups of shredded mozzarella.You could also use vegan cheese.
Top with the final layer of ricotta.
You can keep it fairly lean like this or top with more mozzarella,up to you.
Cover tightly with foil and bake at 400 F for 25 minutes.除去铝箔，继续烘烤20-25分钟，或者直到气泡和酱汁稍微变稠。
Drizzle with pesto,using either store-bought,or homemade – I'll give a quick recipe in the recipe notes.
Hope you enjoy this hearty vegetarian polenta lasagna!!
Polenta Lasagna with Smoky Red Pepper Sauce
- Prep Time: 45
- Cook Time: 45
- 总时间： 1小时30分钟
- 产量： 8
- 类别： main,vegetarain,适应素食主义者
- Method: 烤
- Cuisine: italian
- 2 x 18 ounce tubes of polenta ( store bought).See notes for making your own.
- 4-8盎司的里科塔酒vegan tofu ricotta)
- 1-2杯磨碎的马苏里拉干酪（或用烟熏马苏里拉调味，杰克or use vegan cheese)
- Generous pinch salt,pepper and nutmeg
- one onion,diced
- 4-6 garlic cloves,rough chopped
- 16-20盎司蘑菇（切片）或亚其他蔬菜（茄子，peppers,zucchini – you'll need 亚博LOL电竞about 3 -4 cups cooked) You could also roast veggies in the oven- butternut,eggplant,等。
- 2 heaping handfuls baby spinach,chopped
- ½ teaspoon salt,pepper to taste
Smoky Red Pepper Sauce ( or use 3 cups store-bought marinara)
- 8 ounce jar roasted red peppers ( 2 large red bell peppers roasted,or 亚博LOL电竞about 2 cups roasted)
- 1 can diced tomatoes ( fire roasted adds great flavor) and their juices (or use tomato puree)
- 半茶匙烟熏辣椒粉（可选，if you want a smoky flavor)
- Salt and Pepper to taste (this depends on the tomatoes you use,火烤番茄，它不需要盐。）
- 1 cup packed basil
- 1-2 teaspoons lemon zest
- ½ cup olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 ( prep and assembly will take around 45 minutes)
Heat 1-2 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.Saute the onion,stirring until tender,亚博LOL电竞about 5 minutes,add garlic and cook 2 more minutes.Place ½ of the cooked onion garlic mixture in ablenderfor the sauce.（如果使用商店买的酱，just leave it all in the skillet.) Turn skillet to medium ( or medium low) and add the mushrooms ( or other veggies)和盐，,and saute until they release their liquid and are cooked through,亚博LOL电竞about 10 minutes.
While these are cooking,make the sauce.把切好的西红柿（和果汁）和煮熟的洋葱和大蒜一起放入搅拌机，然后加入沥干的烤辣椒。Add 2-3 tablespoons olive oil.This gives the sauce a delicious creamy richness.Add the smoked paprika.Blend until creamy and smooth.如果酱汁太稠，不能让马达运转，加一点水（一次加一汤匙）就行了。Taste.It should have a sweet smoky flavor.Season with salt and pepper.
Prep the two tubes of polenta.( Remember to taste it) It's easiest to cut the tube in half.Then in quarters,so each quarter yields 3 equal slices.所以每管12片。
把菠菜拌进馅料里，就枯萎了。Adjust salt and pepper and make sure it tastes flavorful.开始组装。
Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with olive oil.Place one cup sauce on the bottom,coating evenly.Add the first layer of polenta.Top with all the filling,spreading it out evenly.Dot with spoonfuls of ricotta.Sprinkle lightly with salt,胡椒和肉豆蔻。Top with shredded cheese.Pour ¾ cup sauce lightly over the cheese.Then top with final layer of polenta.把剩下的酱汁倒在上面，用抹刀均匀地涂抹波伦塔。
这时你可以添加更多的奶酪，or keep it a little leaner,up to you.Cover tightly with foil and bake 25 minutes.Remove foil and bake uncovered for 20-25 more minutes until bubbly and sauce thickens.烤的时候，让香蒜毛毛细雨。
To make the pesto drizzle,simply place ingredients in afood processor脉冲直到结合。
When the polenta lasagna is finished cooking you could drizzle it lightly with the pesto or serve it on the side.
Keep in mind,并非所有商店购买的波伦塔口味相同。The Trader Joe's brand is very flavorful.你最好的办法是从末端切下一小块来品尝。如果味道清淡，you will need to bump up the flavor and salt in the filling and sauce.Things like garlic powder,onion powder and herbs help,and most importantly salt.细雨也会有很大帮助。
To make your own firm polenta,bring 8 cups water to a boil in a medium pot.Add 2 teaspoons salt and any herbs you like ( dried rosemary,thyme,herbs de provence).When water is boiling,very slowly pour and whisk in 2 cups corn meal,whisking out any clumps.Cover,,turn heat to lowand cook 20-25 minutes,stirring a couple times.Grease a sheet pan with olive oil ( roughly 13x 18 inch,with edges) really well.Grease a flatmetal spatulareally well.倒出波伦塔，使其厚1/2-3/4英寸-noting,你不需要用整个盘子，so start on one end.If the polenta sticks to the spatula,just pour a little olive oil over the polenta,coating the spatula with it.Flatten it out to an even thickness.I usually cover 亚博LOL电竞about ¾ of a large 13 x 18 inch sheet pan (leaving 3 inches of the sheet pan bare- because if you stretch it to fill the whole pan,polenta may be too thin).让凉爽，然后冷藏到很硬，亚博LOL电竞about 3 hours,或过夜（或最多3天）。切成24，2 ½ inch squares- or you could cut out 16,4-inch squares.如果你最后得到一些小的碎片，I usually just tuck these in the lasagna in the first,基础层，underneath so they don't show,leaving the prettier cuts for the top layer.🙂
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