Sausage & Spinach Lasagna with Parmigiano Reggiano

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 351kcal
This layered sausage and spinach lasagna would make Popeye proud!
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Ingredients

  • 1 recipe sausage and mushroom ragout recipe on this site
  • 1 package lasagna noodles either the kind which require boiling first or the ready-to-use variety
  • 2 1/2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese divided
  • 1 package frozen chopped spinach I wrap it in a clean dish towel and use all my strength to ring out the liquid over the kitchen sink, completely thawed and all excess moisture squeezed out
  • 4 cups grated low-moisture part skim mozzarella

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl add cottage cheese, egg, 1 cup of the parmesan cheese and the parsley. Stir to combine.
  • In a 13x9 ceramic or glass baking dish, add a half cup of sauce and using a spoon or spatula, spread it thinly over the bottom of the dish.

Layer the lasagna as follows

  • Arrange about 5 pasta noodles on top of that so that they cover the bottom of the dish.
  • Spread a quarter of the ragout over the pasta
  • Spread about one half of the cottage cheese mixture evenly over the noodles.
  • Spread 1 cup of mozzarella over the cottage cheese mixture.
  • Top with half of the spinach.
  • Repeat the layering: pasta, ragout, cottage cheese, mozzarella, spinach.
  • Top with pasta noodles (if using pre-cooked noodles, tuck the ends down into the side of the casserole - you won't have that option with ready-to-use noodles) Top with remaining ragout and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, until cheese is melty and crust turns golden.
  • Serve.

Notes

The prep time listed is 25 minutes -- this is assuming that you've already made the ragout.

Nutrition

Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 1026mg | Potassium: 157mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Calcium: 768mg | Iron: 0.5mg