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Healthy Spinach & Cottage Cheese Lasagna- Easy and Delicious Recipe

Updated on August 4, 2012

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Mmm... Lasagna!!


Don't you just love the way lasagna fills the air with that delicious aroma? Me too! When I first started cooking, I would always just put together the same old boring "meat, sauce, pasta" layered lasagna and call it a meal. Well, I decided it was time for a healthier and tastier alternative! It's also a great way to sneak in vegetables in a way the kids will not question! Each time I made it, through "trial and error", I would change a little something until I was satisfied. Now I love to make Spinach & Cottage Cheese Lasagna for my family. And they love it too!! My husband who loves his red meat and cheese will even ask for seconds when it comes to this dish!


First Layer of Spinach & Ground Turkey Duo covered in pasta sauce.
First Layer of Spinach & Ground Turkey Duo covered in pasta sauce.
Second Layer of Cottage Cheese!
Second Layer of Cottage Cheese!
Top Layer covered in Sauce before we bake it.
Top Layer covered in Sauce before we bake it.
Baked and ready to devour!
Baked and ready to devour!

Cook Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 4-5 People

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 1 Box Lasagna Pasta
  • Fresh or 1 Can Chopped Spinach
  • 16 oz Low Fat Cottage Cheese, Small Curd (1% Milkfat)
  • 1 lb Ragu Pasta Sauce
  • 1 Packet Sazon Goya
  • Pepper
  • 3 TBS Minced Onions
  • Pam Cooking Spray
  • Vegetable Oil

Lets Get Started!

  1. Boil the lasagna pasta over medium heat until tender. Add 1 Tbs vegetable oil as to prevent pasta from sticking together.
  2. While the pasta is on the stove, began seasoning the ground turkey with the Sazon Goya, pepper, and minced onions.
  3. When seasoned properly, cook in skillet over medium heat (spray with pam) until ground turkey starts to brown.
  4. Then add the spinach to the meat and continue stirring so the spinach does not burn. Continue until ground turkey is completely browned(Do not over cook).
  5. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Prepare a 13 x 9 pan by coating with pam. This will prevent the pasta from sticking to the pan. Also, add about 3 Tbs of water on to bottom of the pan (This will assure moisture while it bakes).
  7. Begin with a layer of pasta on the bottom of the pan. Then spread the meat and spinach duo over the pasta. Pour enough pasta sauce over the duo to completely cover the meat.
  8. Add another layer of pasta. Now spread the cottage cheese over the pasta until it is completely covered.
  9. Add another layer of pasta. Spread the remaining pasta sauce over the pasta.
  10. Cover with Aluminum Foil. Slide into the oven and bake for about 30 min.
  11. If you enjoy your lasagna with a little crunch on the top layer (as I do), remove from oven when 30 min are up and place in the broiler on low for about 2-3 min depending how much crunch you like!
  12. Remove from oven and let cool for a few min. Serve and enjoy!

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      Nora411 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

      BillyBuc- Haha your great! You should try it with spinach mixed in, it really is great tasting and it will give you muscles like popeye! haha

      TToombs08- Yes I also love fresh spinach! I love to mix it into random meals when I can to get the extra nutrients, without hearing the kids complain about eating their veggies! Enjoy your lunch!

      T- Im glad you enjoyed this meal!! Thank you for your support!!

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      This looks good. My mom used to make lasagna with cottage cheese but never with spinach. I could get into this with fresh spinach - love fresh spinach salads with grilled chicken...ok, now I have to go find some lunch! :) VUMS.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Okay, the good news and the bad news....first the bad news....I hate spinach. Now the good news....I like you and want to support you, so here I am. :)

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      5 years ago

      Great recipe!!! Your a spectacular cook!!