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Asparagus Lasagna from High Rock CafÉ

This place has gained a big following for its inventive seasonal menus. Here asparagus is one of the main ingredients in a lasagna that’s hearty yet still gives you a flavor of spring. The goat cheese in the white sauce was a great touch.

Asparagus Lasagna with A Mushroom, Lemon and Thyme Cream Sauce

Asparagus Lasagna from High Rock Cafe1 lb. roasted Asparagus
1.5 lb fresh spinach
5 roasted red peppers
2 lbs. Mozzarella cheese
1-2 packages lasagna noodles – cook as package indicates
Roast asparagus and red peppers in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. In the meantime, wilt or sauté the fresh spinach with touch of salt and pepper.

White Sauce – in lasagna

1 qt. heavy cream
1 T. Italian seasoning
1 T. nutmeg
1 T. red pepper flakes
12 oz. goat cheese
Add the first 4 ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes, reducing by half. Then add in the goat cheese and melt. This will be the white sauce in the lasagna.

Mushroom, Thyme and Lemon Sauce – to go on top of the lasagna

4 cups fresh mushrooms (variety)
1/8 cup fresh garlic
¾ cup white wine
Sauté the garlic and mushrooms, and deglaze with the white wine.
Add in:
1/8 cup fresh thyme
Juice from 2 lemons
Zest from 2 lemons
1 quart heavy cream
1 t. salt and pepper
Then simmer for 15 minutes, reducing the sauce by one-quarter.

Layer the following and start in this order:
Mozzarella and white sauce
Pasta sheets
Spinach, roasted red peppers, white sauce, mozzarella
Pasta sheets
Spinach, roasted red peppers, white sauce, mozzarella
Pasta sheets
Asparagus, white sauce, mozzarella
Pasta sheets
Spinach, roasted red peppers, white sauce, mozzarella
Pasta sheets
Spinach, roasted red peppers, white sauce, mozzarella
Pasta sheets
Top with ½ of the mushroom sauce
 

Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Use the reminder of the mushroom sauce to top when serving.

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Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-0390
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