Hidden Spinach Lasagna

spinach lasagnaSpinach Lasagna is a uniquely American twist on traditional Italian lasagna. The addition of spinach makes this hearty and filling lasagna a bit lighter and healthier as well. It is truly a full meal in a slice.

Recipe: Hidden Spinach Lasagna

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 4 oz can mushroom stems and pieces
  • 1-1/2 tsp crushed basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 8 oz can tomato paste
  • 1-1/2 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1 clove garlic or 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped raw spinach
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 pkg lasagna noodles
  • 1-1/2 cup water, if needed

Instructions

  1. Cook the noodles as directed
  2. Brown the beef and drain
  3. Add mushrooms, oregano, pepper, tomato paste, tomato sauce, garlic, parsley flakes, salt and water – simmer 1 hour
  4. Combine cottage cheese, egg and spinach (either the fresh or 1 box frozen, thawed and drained
  5. In a 9×11 inch pan, layer noodles, sauce, noodles, cheese mixture, sauce and Mozzarella cheese
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes
  7. Let cool 15 minutes before serving

From the kitchen of Jane Schuck, Lake Crystal, MN

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