Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Delicious Spinach Lasagna

Spinach lasagna is one of my favorite dishes of all time and I thought you might enjoy it too, so I am going to share my recipe!

Okay, so I like to start all my major cooking/baking adventures with filling my sink with warm soapy water and tossing any dishes laying around into it while I cook and dropping things in once I am done using them, it makes clean up super fast.  Also, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • large can of your favorite pasta sauce
  • at least 2 pounds of mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups of cottage cheese (or ricotta-I prefer ricotta but my husband likes cottage cheese)
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 1 bag of salad spinach (or you can use two packs of frozen spinach, but you have to thaw them then) 


1.  Cover the bottom of your lasagna pan with a thin layer of sauce to keep the noodles from sticking.
2.  Layer three noodles in the bottom of the pan (I put my broken noodles on the bottom).
3.  Layer half of your cottage cheese, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese,  half your spinach, some tomato sauce, and sprinkle with Parmesan (you can use more or less of any ingredient, to make it to your tastes).  Add another layer of noodles and repeat.
4.  Add final layer of noodles and cover with pasta sauce, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan.  Put this in an oven at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, you can tell it is done when you can see the cheese bubbling on the sides.
5.  While your lasagna bakes, clean up your mess.  This is what time my timer read in order to get my entire kitchen back in order after this (start time was 45 minutes, so it only took 6 minutes to get everything clean!)
6 minutes to a clean kitchen, yes please!

Even my stovetop was cleaned up!
6.  Remove your lasagna, let it sit for at LEAST 15 minutes before cutting it to serve. (This helps it to firm up and not fall to pieces when serving).

Then enjoy!  One of the best parts of this meal?  It can be prepared in advance and cooked the next day and it reheats well in the microwave for leftovers for lunch or dinner!

What About You?  Do you enjoy spinach lasagna?  What are your favorite dishes?


  1. This looks tasty and also pretty easy to make. I might try it. One question: do you use the no-boil noodles? I know when my mom used to make lasagna, she boiled the noodles first, before putting the lasagna together, but I think I've seen flat lasagna noodles at the store now that say on the box that you don't have to boil them first.

    1. You can use no-boil noodles (I have only used them once when my dad bought them, thinking it would save me time), the idea of a no boil noodle just sort of messes with my brain a little so I get the ones you boil (guess I did forget to include that, whoops!), lol.

  2. this looks scrumptious and you made me think i could actually cook this--thanks :)

    1. I'm glad you think so, and you absolutely could make it. The ingredients are cheap and easy to find and it takes very little time or skill to actually put it together! I've been helping make lasagna since I was a kid!

  3. Looks great :)
    I don't mind Spinach Lasagna much but I enjoy it more when it's with chicken or meat.