Whether you are making the only spinach version or the spinach with meat version, homeamade lasagna is quite easy. I usually try to make an extra pan as it actully tastes better the second day!
2 lbs small curd cottage cheese (may substitute Ricotta cheese if desired)
2 – 10 oz packages frozen chopped spinach – thawed
1 tsp garlic powder
salt to taste
3 jars spaghetti sauce – your choice of spices
**For a meat version – Brown 1 lb ground beef (or more if desired) and add to spaghetti sauce before beginning to assemble.
**may use tomato sauce and add Italian spice (basil, oregano, garlic) to taste
1 box, I prefer the no-cook variety. Simply assemble dry noodles in the following instructions and bake as directed.
In a 13 x 9 pan prepared with nonstick cooking spray, assemble in layers:
- lasagna noodles
- spinach filling – use a spoon to spread a thin layer evenly over noodles
- mozzarella cheese
End layers with mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 350F for 1 hour. Lasagna should be golden and bubbly.
Serve hot and enjoy!
by Expert Mommy, Dina-Marie Oswald