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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 316.8
  • Total Fat: 12.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 59.3 mg
  • Sodium: 931.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 26.4 g

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Low-Fat Spinach Lasagna

Submitted by: KARASTART
Low-Fat Spinach Lasagna

Introduction

Great for potlucks, this lasagna is lighter than most but still cheesy and delicious. Great for potlucks, this lasagna is lighter than most but still cheesy and delicious.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    2 cups cottage cheese, 1% milkfat (not packed)
    1 large egg or equivalent egg substitute
    2 cups part-skim mozzarella cheese
    1 jar spaghetti/marinara sauce (tomato sauce)
    10 ounces Fresh Express Baby Spinach
    9 lasagna noodles
    1 cup water
    1/8 tsp black pepper
    3/4 tsp oregano, ground

Directions

Preparation: In a large bowl mix thawed and drained spinach, cottage cheese, 1 cup mozzarella, egg and seasonings.
Spray cooking spray on a lasagna tray or 13x9x2 baking dish. Layer 1/2 cup sauce, 3 noodles and 1/2 cheese mixture. Repeat layer.
Top with remaining noodles then sauce and sprinkle with 1 cup of mozzarella.
You can also sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on top. Pour water around the edges and put a few toothpicks on top. This will prevent the cheese from sticking to the foil.
Cover with foil and bake at 350* for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, or until lasagna is bubbly.
Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
Note: You can also substitute chopped broccoli for the spinach.






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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Loved this recipe but added low fat ricotta instead of cottage cheese and used whole wheat lasagne noodles.
    And I can't live without garlic so added a couple of cloves of that as well as some fresh basil and oregeno, and also some shredded chicken. Turned out great. My hubby loved it & He is picky. - 9/12/07

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    IMPORTANT: if you follow this recipe exactly, it will come out to about 64 calories less than listed per serving! The nutrition facts are for 2 oz of mozzarella per serving (144 calories), while the recipe would come out to 1/4 cup of mozzarella per serving (80 calories)! I chose more cheese. :) - 2/3/10

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    My whole family loved this recipe. I put the cottage cheese, egg, herbs and the spinach in a food processor.
    Tasted great and will be on our meal plan rotation. - 12/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I used my homemade (spicy) tomato sauce and fresh spinach (previously steamed and cooled) to reduce sodium level.

    And... I removed the foil 20 minutes before the end of cooking to brown the cheese "gratin" style. Yum! - 8/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I added fresh zucchini, mushrooms, and onion. Substituted whole wheat lasagna and low fat ricotta . This was fabulous! - 8/5/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This dish turned out really good. I used ricotta cheese instead of the cottage cheese. I also used whole wheat noodles. Only downfall, my dish was a little watery. I guess I did not completely drain the spinach. - 9/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Quick, excellent meal! I added extra oregano, 2 tsp of basil, chopped mushrooms, and 2 minced cloves of garlic. Also subbed a cup of part-skim ricotta in place of the mozzarella in the spinach mixture, which made it even more flavorful. Even better the next day once the flavors have melded. - 1/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is amazing!!!! I love it and my hubby does too! - 8/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used oven ready lasagna noodles, didn't add the water, low fat ricotta instead of cottage cheese and Ragu Super Vegetable Primavera sauce. I added sauce and spinach together and layered and cooked similar to the recipe on the oven ready box (total 45 - 50 minutes). Full of flavor. Loved it. - 7/5/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    onions, mushrooms and zucchine are good in this also. I just cook them until alittle tender, I mix the spinach and chopped tomato in the cottage cheese. (note it helps to use a salad spinner on the spinach after you thaw it out if you are using frozen ) - 1/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was great - my husband didn't even notice that there was no ricotta cheese in it! I agree with the other posters about adding spices, though - I added garlic and basil. - 7/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I like this recipe and have made it several times. Perfect as is, and fun to modify.
    I use the no cook lasagna noodles. I pour the 1 c of water into the empty jar of sauce and shake it up to get the remaining sauce from the jar. I used broccoli with some mushrooms this time. I'm impressed! - 3/26/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was a DELICIOUS lasagne! I accidentally cooked the noodles BEFORE assembly--the water in the dish is supposed to cook the noodles in the oven...so DON'T cook your noodles first...let the oven do it. - 3/13/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great (and much easier than I imagined)! I made this while my boyfriend was out of town. I loved it. I'm making it again this weekend. Tasty and easy. My kind of meal! - 1/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made it but with low fat ricotta and no boil noodles. I added 3/4 c of Morningstar Farms Italian recipe crumbles and only put the low fat mozzarella on top. Delicious and a regular part of our meals now. - 2/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    substituted low fat ricotta with the cottage cheese and it was delicious - 2/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! This is the first SparkRecipe that I tried! I used low fat ricotta instead of cottage cheese so my very italian hubby would not have a coronary and he LOVED this meatless meal. I love that the recipe cooks the noodles while the lasagna cooks! - 12/21/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic!!!! I made this while my boyfriend was out of town so I would have food to eat all week and I'm so excited to have it for lunch every day! I added garlic as one of the commenters suggested and I think it probably added a lot of flavor! Great recipe! - 11/29/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i liked this a lot. a little watery- maybe i did something wrong, but wow, the cottage cheese really worked! - 8/24/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! I made this for a dinner party and everyone loved it...really big portions too! - 7/28/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make this once or twice a month - it's sooooo good and it reheats really well for lunches. - 7/26/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is awesome lasagna! My husband couldn't even tell that this was low-fat. This will soon become a household favorite!! - 4/1/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    YUM!! - 3/22/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Guiltless Lasagna!! YUMMM-O!!! - 3/16/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very very good! My hubby, my best friend, and my best friend's hubby ate it all up! I made it for the "adults" at my daughter's 4th birthday party while the kids ate sloppy joes. I didn't realize you weren't supposed to cook the noodles first, but if you do, just don't add the water. Very yummy! - 3/14/07

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  • O.K.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This did not get rave reviews at my house. I think you need a really high quality flavourful marinara sauce. Somehow it seemed flat. I also used broccoli instead of spinach which I wouldn't do again. - 3/14/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added some spices (garlic & italian spices) to pump it up and it was great! My son complained about the lack of meat until he tasted it! Definitely will be in the standard rotation! - 8/23/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was awesome! My girlfriend not so much. I think if I had added a meat or a soy crumble she would have enjoyed it much more. I used non-fat cottage cheese, added: 4 cloves of minced garlic, 1 c chopped onion, and 6 oz fresh mushrooms, 1 T fresh basil, and used more oregano and pepper. - 7/22/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! I followed the recipe exactly except left about 1/4 cup of spaghetti sauce remaining in the jar. The lasagna was beautiful and noodles were perfect. The reciped does not indicate whether to use cooked or uncooked noodles but since you add water, I assumed uncooked. I will make again! - 2/13/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was a little leary of cooking with cottage cheese, as I hadn't done it before, but I was happily surprised. I mixed up the cheeses and spinach with some garlic and herb seasoning and used the mixture to make stuffed shells with marinara, instead of layering it with lasanga. It was super yummy! - 1/24/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not bad. I added red, yellow, & orange peppers, mushrooms, onion, garlic, and a pinch of salt. After it has cooled down greatly or leftover the next day the flavor really comes busting out. - 2/6/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added mushrooms, broccoli, and red bell peppers to the spinach. I used fresh spinach and sauteed it before adding. I didn't have mozzarella cheese, so I used 3 oz feta and 5 oz cheddar. Wonderful!!! - 12/2/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family thought this was pretty good lasagna. Will make it again. - 10/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! My husband even loved it and he has an aversion to anything green, and I put Zucchini in addition to the spinach (and some mushrooms, too!) - 10/19/09

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sorry, I didn't like it at all. I used Spinach and I think it could be ok if I tried again with Broccoli. - 3/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow I cooked this meal for my family and all I can say is that it was practically the best lasagna I've tased in a long time! Absolutely delicious, and the fact that it's meatless is even better! - 2/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was totally delicious!!! I used pepper jack cheese to give it an extra kick!! - 12/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My very picky family all went back for seconds! Great recipe. - 10/16/07

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  • I wilted a 10 oz bag of fresh spinach on the stove and used ricotta cheese (but used 1.5 cups instead). Also added some onion and mushrooms for more veggies. The ricotta gave it a bit more fat but it is DELICIOUS! First time making lasagna too! Thanks so much for posting. :D - 3/12/14

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have a question. Where does all of the sodium come from. Sounds delicious but I am on a low sodium diet. - 3/3/14

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  • DH and I had this tonight and we are looking forward to two more nights of eating pleasure. Sooo good! One comment: I used fresh spinach as on the ingredients list, but the directions say "thawed and drained spinach." ??? - 3/1/14

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  • Lasagna is a favorite dish of many people and can be simple to make. You can have a healthy lasagna if you are on a diet and also try drinking the Swami Mami Teas. http://www.swamimamiteas.com/ - 2/24/14

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  • This recipe is a little confusing. It calls for fresh spinach in the ingredients list, but in the instructions it calls for it to be thawed. Has anyone tried it both ways? I used fresh spinach without cooking it at all and it was rather good.
    - 2/20/14

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  • I buy the unsalted cottage cheese to cut down on the sodium and it still is delicious! - 2/19/14

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  • Help -- the ingredients call for fresh spinach but the directions say to thaw and drain spinach? Also, are the noodles cooked before the lasagna is assembled in the pan or is the added water for them to cook in the oven? - 2/19/14

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  • another recipe error -- ingredients list fresh spinach - recipe instructions refer to frozen spinach. Since this will make a real difference in the wateriness of the whole mix, this is a significant error. - 2/19/14

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  • Delicious!!! I also added mushrooms, zucchini, and carrots. I will be making this often. Thank You. - 2/19/14

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  • try - 2/11/14

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love Vegetable Lasagna, and plan to make this with Spinach, Zucchini, Red Bell Peppers, Red Onions, Mushrooms, and Artichoke Hearts for the Vegetable Ricotta Layer. - 2/10/13

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  • Excellent - I used fresh spinach and used less which was a mistake. The spinach really filled up the dish but it did cook down. Next time I'll use the entire portion as directed. - 1/16/13

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  • hey you peolp should try this lasagna it so good you losh some
    wight eat the this you love. - 12/13/12

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  • also added ricotta it was fantastic! - 11/28/12

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  • Excellent!!! - 12/2/11

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  • I love this recipe, but I modified it a little. I use one cup low-fat ricotta and one part fat-free ricotta instead of cottage cheese, and I usually add artichoke hearts and mushrooms as well. Turns out great, we freeze it and it feeds my sister and I for a long time! Make this as a regular! - 5/12/11

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  • Very easy to make. I added more seasoning but the rest was fine. - 4/19/11

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  • Easy to make, and my friends love it every time. This recipe is an especially good choice if vegetarian guests are coming over. - 3/9/11

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  • Love this recipe. It is much lighter than traditional lasagna recipes so you get the taste without the waist as in no bloaty feeling afterwards. - 2/26/11

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  • I had no spaghetti sauce so I used a jar of ragu pizza sauce. It was a little bland without the spaghetti sauce, but it was still delicious. I'll definitely be making this again! - 11/1/10

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  • I made this with no fat ricotta. I added mushrooms along with spinach. Next time I will add more garlic and try the Morning Star crumbles. Lasagna just needs something meatlike for the mouth feel. Will also add more garlic! definitetly will make again. - 9/20/10

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  • Loved this recipe-even better left over! - 9/4/10

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  • I make this all the time! I use low fat ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese, light Ragu sauce and whole wheat lasagna noodles. Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing this! - 8/25/10

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  • Surprisingly GOOD! I followed som of the comments and used the salad spinner to dry frozen spinach somewhat and also added 1 tsp. basil & 2 garlic cloves and put in food processor. Also added I full pkg. of spinach to up folate intake- Family size Pictsweet-28 oz.--Now I can enjoy lasagna! - 5/14/10

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  • try frozen raviolis instead of lasagna noodles and cottage cheese, less carbs . Real good. - 4/18/10

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  • This went over really well in my house. I also used ricotta instead of cottage cheese. All three kids and hubby ate it! - 3/23/10

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  • Very good! I added 1 lb ground turkey with Italian Seasoning (browned), some onion & garlic. Lots of fresh spinach -- it was great & will get on our Menu often! - 3/13/10

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  • Very good, but I thought it needed more veggies - I'm going to add sliced summer squash and sliced zucchini next time. - 2/9/10

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  • A little calorie laden, but was easy to make and tasty. I added mushrooms along with the spinach. Next time will add basil and garlic for more spice. - 2/15/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds absolutely delicious! i can't wait to try it! - 1/18/09

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  • So easy and delicious! I made it with whole wheat noodles to make it even healthier! I love that I can take this to work for a few days. - 11/7/08

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  • Bad
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love Lasagna, but this won't be one-Rabbit - 8/27/08

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  • So good, my Italian husband loved it! - 3/14/07

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