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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Spinach Lasagna

This is a recipe for an easy spinach lasagna. It isn't purely vegetarian... Bill would be asking 'Where's the Beef?' I like using fresh spinach and a whole wheat pasta. A little left over spaghetti sauce makes it really easy.

Spinach Lasagna
3 cups spaghetti sauce
2 cups fresh spinach leaves
2 cups shredded mozzarella
2 cups ricotta cheese
1/4 cup parmesean
1 egg
1/2 box lasagna noodles
In a large pot of boiling water cook noodles until tender. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with a non stick spray. Combine ricotta and parmesean cheeses with an egg. Begin with a layer of noodles, layer sauce, spread ricotta, layer spinach, sprinkle with mozzarella. Repeat layers of noodles, sauce, cheeses, and spinach.
Cover with tented aluminum foil. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Allow to sit 15 minutes before slicing.
Sometimes I do this in a 9x13 dish, and sometimes I use 2 smaller pans. One to bake and one to freeze for later.
Y'all enjoy!


Zoey said...

that looks delicious. I especially like the idea of using fresh spinach. Thanks for sharing with us.

Jessica said...

You made this dish look simply delicious! As a young cook, I used to think lasagne was so complicated to make - but now it's so much fun! Actually it's one of my favorite dishes next to eggplant parmesian.

By the way, thanks for commenting on my blog, hope you'll stop by again.

Carla said...

That looks so yummy. I'm definitely going to bookmark this one.

Mary Isabella said...

I am rushing over with the bread and iced tea.LOL...Mary

Fran said...

I love lasagna and spinach so I will be trying this recipe. I also love being able to freeze something for later. Have a wonderful weekend!


Chiara said...

okay I am going to try this looks so yummy

Sandi McBride said...

One of my favorites...I love spinach Lasagna...I make it for my older son's birthday each year...and I'm with Jessica, hard put to choose which is my favorite that or Eggplant Parmesan! Great post, par usual

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Zoey~ don't you think fresh is the only way to go?
Jessica & Carla~ Glad y'all dropped in!
Mary Isabella~ sweet tea?
Chiara~ it couldn't be much easier
Sandi~ "par usual" I love it when you speak French =D

artgirlATL said...

ummmmmmmmmmm... Darn my diet. After cheating with that cake last weekend I better stay away from Italian for a while. Oh well.

Tara said...

Hi Sandy

Lynn from Vintage Nest sent me here--your recipe looks VERY yummy! Hope you can take a hop over to my blog! Nice to meet you

Pam said...

oh yum, I love spinach lasagna

Sugar Bear said...

If I didn't like beef so much I would be a vegetarian!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, sounds good! I posted a spinach lasagna back there for super bowl sunday & it's very similar, only mine uses frozen spinach. Love those veggie pasta recipes!


Anonymous said...

Lasagna looks like a healthy choice.

Dr. Lori Tabb

Naturegirl said...

YUMMO!!! This I will try as I love spinach! Thank you! hugs NG

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

AtlGirl~ calories are hard to avoid... I feel your pain.
Tara~ you have a great blog! thanks for stopping in.
Pam~ yum-yum
Karla~ We are just a foodatarians =D
Rhoda~ I saw your lasagna, that's what made me think of this.
Doc~ you are always looking out for that healthy choice.
NatureGirl~ I'm partial to the fresh spinach.

Cheryl said...

My husband hates lasagna. I absolutely love it and haven't had it in a while because of him. Can I come over?

Lisa said...

I enjoyed my visit to your blog. The pictures are beautiful and the recipes look delish!

Penny said...

Thank you for helping me decide what I'm going to bake and take to my neighbor who just had a baby. She is a veggietarian and this recipe is perfect. Okay, I'm off to the store for ingredients. Thanks again!

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