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Spinach Lasagna November 13, 2007

Filed under: Main Dish,Vegetarian — cookinghussy @ 9:48 am

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I love a nice spinach lasagna, but often find that the there is too much pasta, too much cheese and not enough veggies. I found the base for this recipe on allrecipes.com but switched some things around. I think it turned out wonderfully and we’ll be eating it all week.

1 T. olive oil
1 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 T. dried oregano
1 T. dried basil
1 and 1/2 jar pasa sauce (I used one whole jar of olive oil and garlic pasta sauce and half a jar of marinara)
1 bag fresh spinach
1 package mushrooms – sliced
1 container of low-fat cottage cheese (I think it’s about 1 1/2 cups)
4 pieces fresh mozzarella cheese, shredded or chopped into pieces
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 container extra firm tofu, water pressed out, broken into small pieces
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
Salt, Pepper
6 lasagna noodles

Sautee onions and garlic in olive oil for a few minutes, add herbs and spinach and continue to sautee until spinach is wilted. Add sliced mushrooms. Add pasta sauce and warm mixture on low for about 15-20 minutes.

In a large bowl, mix cottage cheese, mozarella cheese, parmesan cheese, tofu, egg and parsley. Salt and pepper this mixture.

In a large pan, pour a small amount of sauce on the bottom and place four uncooked lasagna noodles on top of sauce. Layer spinach/sauce mixture on top followed by cheese mixture. Layer 4 more noodles followed by spinach and cheese mixtures. I then used the final two noodles by breaking them up into smaller pieces and laying them on top, topped by the rest of the spinach/sauce mixture and a little Parmesan cheese. Cover in tin foil and bake at 350 for 55 minutes. Take the tin foil off and bake for 15 minutes more. Let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Notes: Make sure to put a cookie sheet under the pan to catch any sauce that drips over. Also, serve with garlic toast. We toasted a piece of whole wheat bread, spread a little bit of butter on the toast and took a piece of peeled, raw garlic and just rubbed it on top. It gives a really great flavor, smell and taste.

Servings: 12 pieces of lasagna

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