AuthorRita's KitchenCategoryCuisineCooking MethodDifficultyBeginner

Healthy lasagna using spinach to replace noodles.

Yields68 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time1 hr

 2 lbs thawed ground beef
 Two 12 ounce jars no sugar added pizza or spaghetti sauce
 1 1/2 Tablespoons dried oregano
 1/2 teaspoon mineral salt
 1 teaspoon onion powder
 1 teaspoon garlic powder
 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
 1-2 donks pure stevia extract (optional) (a donk is 1/32 of a teaspoon)
 Two 10 ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed (I use fresh baby spinach instead)
 One 8 ounce package 1/3 less fat cream cheese
 One 14 ounce container 1% cottage cheese
 2 large eggs
 8 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated
 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (for sprinkling over top; green can kind is fine)

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Brown the meat in a large skillet over high heat, then drain off any excess fat if necessary.

3

Add the sauce and seasonings, and simmer over low heat for several minutes.

4

Put the spinach (if using frozen) in a colander and squeeze and push to get all the liquid out.

5

Put the cream cheese, cottage cheese, and eggs in a food processor and process until smooth.

6

Layer half the meat sauce in the bottom of a 9 X 13 inch baking dish.

7

Top with half the cheese mixture.

8

Layer on half of spinach (if using fresh, I really pile it on).

9

Follow with half the grated mozzarella.

10

Repeat the layers, ending with the mozzarella.

11

Top with a good sprinkling of parmesan cheese.

12

Bake for 40 minutes or until bubbly.

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Ingredients

 2 lbs thawed ground beef
 Two 12 ounce jars no sugar added pizza or spaghetti sauce
 1 1/2 Tablespoons dried oregano
 1/2 teaspoon mineral salt
 1 teaspoon onion powder
 1 teaspoon garlic powder
 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
 1-2 donks pure stevia extract (optional) (a donk is 1/32 of a teaspoon)
 Two 10 ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed (I use fresh baby spinach instead)
 One 8 ounce package 1/3 less fat cream cheese
 One 14 ounce container 1% cottage cheese
 2 large eggs
 8 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated
 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (for sprinkling over top; green can kind is fine)

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Brown the meat in a large skillet over high heat, then drain off any excess fat if necessary.

3

Add the sauce and seasonings, and simmer over low heat for several minutes.

4

Put the spinach (if using frozen) in a colander and squeeze and push to get all the liquid out.

5

Put the cream cheese, cottage cheese, and eggs in a food processor and process until smooth.

6

Layer half the meat sauce in the bottom of a 9 X 13 inch baking dish.

7

Top with half the cheese mixture.

8

Layer on half of spinach (if using fresh, I really pile it on).

9

Follow with half the grated mozzarella.

10

Repeat the layers, ending with the mozzarella.

11

Top with a good sprinkling of parmesan cheese.

12

Bake for 40 minutes or until bubbly.

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