Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Squash Casserole w/ Goat Cheese and Lobster Ravioli Crust

This summer we've been squash casserolin' it about once a week due to the obscene amount of squash and other veggies coming from our friend's farm.  I usually top with bread crumbs, and serve with a side of potatoes, mashed or roasted.  Since we were sans potatoes this week, and extra hungry, we decided to use the near expired (and cheap as hell) lobster ravioli from Trader Joe's we'd been saving.  The resulting casserole was a thing of beauty...

4-5 Squash, sliced and quartered
2-3 medium red peppers
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup frozen spinach or 1 bag (~8 oz) fresh spinach
1/2  cup whole wheat flour
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
6 oz goat cheese
1 package Trader Joe's Lobster Ravioli
Salt and Pepper
Shredded Parmesan to garnish
1 tbsp olive oil

Fill a pot with water and add Lobster Ravioli.  Place ravioli on stove and bring to a boil.  Once water starts boiling, take pot off the heat and drain in a colander.  In another pot, sauté onions in olive oil for 5 minutes then then add garlic, peppers and squash.  Cook until squash are soften but still firm (about 15 minutes).

While vegetables are cooking, mix milk, egg and flour in the bottom of a casserole dish.  Add spinach, goat cheese and sauteed veggies into the casserole dish.  Mix thoroughly.

Strategically and artistically place raviolis on top of the mixed ingredients and sprinkle with some parmesan.  Cover with aluminum foil and place in oven for 30 minutes.  After 30 minutes, remove foil and let cook for another 20-30 minutes, until top begins to brown.  If top has not browned by that time, broil for 1-3 minutes...but watch carefully, it can turn from brown to burn very quickly on broil!

adj. Slang-mi·er-mi·est.
  1. Very pleasing to the taste or smell; delicious. See synonyms at delicious.
  2. Delightful; delicious.
[From yum, the sound of smacking the lips.]
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