Low-Fat Spinach Lasagna

Low-Fat Spinach Lasagna

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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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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!
    29 of 31 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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  • Incredible!
    20 of 21 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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  • Incredible!
    19 of 19 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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  • Very Good
    17 of 17 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
    17 of 17 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!
    9 of 9 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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  • 7 of 7 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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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 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!
    7 of 7 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!
    5 of 6 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!
    5 of 5 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!
    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
    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!
    4 of 4 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
    Used low fat Ricotta, no-sodium marinara to cut down on sodium. Sauted onions, garlic and mushrooms and added to first layer and it was awesome. I also used fresh parsley and basil to the sauce. As an Italian, we NEVER use oregano except on pizza. I used Fresh Spinach and it cooked just beautifully - 1/11/15

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 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!
    3 of 3 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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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 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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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 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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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 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
    2 of 2 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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  • 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
    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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  • O.K.
    2 of 3 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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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It is very close to my favourite recipe. One trick i have to keep the cheese from sticking, instead of the toothpicks, is to add it after 45 minutes' cooking time. Take the foil off, add the cheese, and put it back in for another 15 minutes. It is a great recipe! - 5/16/15

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    In the list of ingredients is "10 ounces Fresh Express Baby Spinach"' however in the directions it refers to "thawed and drained spinach". I am a bit confused on how to prepare the recipe using the fresh spinach. Thanks - 1/11/15

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really good! I used part-skim ricotta instead of cottage cheese, and chopped up the spinach, and only used about 5 ounces because it seemed like plenty. - 9/28/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious!!! I also added mushrooms, zucchini, and carrots. I will be making this often. Thank You. - 2/19/14

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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
    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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  • 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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  • Incredible!
    This recipe was easy to make and delicious! As a meat addition, I cut up Tyson Chicken Tenderloins and cooked/browned them along with some sliced mushrooms then added to the layers. My husband and I both enjoyed the dish very much! - 1/20/20

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  • Nice recipe - 1/15/20

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  • I really liked this. However, I did not use fat-free anything and maybe that's why everyone gave the thumbs up to me! Definitely a keeper. - 1/12/20

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  • Wonderful recipe that I wouldn't change - 1/11/20

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  • Good
    I also added garlic and used whole wheat noodles. - 1/11/20

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  • Very Good
    Ok - 1/11/20

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  • This looks good - 1/11/20

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  • Added some extra veggies - 1/11/20

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  • Looks good added to my collection - 1/11/20

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  • Great! - 11/26/19

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  • Incredible!
    Super easy. Added mushroom and was even better! - 11/22/19

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  • quick, easy and tasty - 3/10/19

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  • This seems like a great healthy lasagna and a little different from the usual one I make. Looking forward to ake this. - 2/13/19

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  • Incredible!
    Wonderful! - 2/6/19

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  • yummy.... - 2/5/19

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  • Incredible!
    I used low fat no salt cottage cheese, and I made a simple sauce with no salt tomato sauce to make this even healthier. Add lots of garlic powder and Italian seasoning to the cottage cheese to make up for the salt, and 2 eggs to make it firm like ricotta. Also you didn't have to thaw the spinach. Ju - 1/28/19

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  • Very Good
    Quite tasty! I've never added egg to my lasagne before or made lasagne without ricotta but this was a nice change. Thanks! - 1/23/19

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  • Very Good
    A family favorite. - 1/18/19

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  • Yummy, gooooood!!!! - 1/18/19

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  • Incredible!
    very good. trying to only use whole wheat pasta - 1/13/19

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  • Very Good
    So delicious! - 1/13/19

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  • very tasty and easy to make - 1/12/19

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  • Incredible!
    l Loved this dish and will make it again real soon. - 1/12/19

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  • NICE - 1/11/19

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  • Absolutely great - 1/11/19

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  • Very Good
    great - 1/11/19

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  • Good
    yummy - 1/11/19

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  • O.K.
    Old recipe, they removed the dates. Can use less noodles. - 1/11/19

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  • thanks - 1/11/19

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  • I love this recipe I also made it and added sliced mushrooms - 1/11/19

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  • Very Good
    Great recipe - 1/11/19

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  • Incredible!
    Very delicious, was cautious, being diabetic. - 1/11/19

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  • Will try. - 12/1/18

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  • Beautiful dish. - 8/5/18

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  • I have never made lasagna yet but I am sure going to try this recipe. - 6/12/18

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  • Sounds yummy. - 6/9/18

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  • Are the lasagna noodles uncooked? - 6/5/18

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  • Vegetarian lasagna. Even Garfield would like this. - 5/24/18

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  • I added mushrooms and onions and changed up the spices. So good! - 3/28/18

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  • This is a quick and tasty recipe. We liked the individual servings. - 3/28/18

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  • Incredible!
    I use skim milk ricotta love them rolled - 3/21/18

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  • yummy - 3/13/18

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  • Added sauteed garlic and onion to the spinach, and chopped fresh parsely to the cottage cheese, very happy family meal. - 2/25/18

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  • Pretty good, I would add more veggies to it myself. - 2/15/18

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  • very good. I have used long strips of zucchini in place of the noodles,too. - 2/15/18

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  • Incredible!
    Made this for supper last night. DELICIOUS! and so easy. I also used low fat ricotta in place of the cottage cheese and decreased my water to 1/2 cup. I will be making this often :) - 2/3/18

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  • Good stuff - 1/28/18

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  • Lovely idea will make it soon - 1/28/18

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  • Spinach makes this a perfect choice! Especially on a lentenFriday - 1/24/18

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  • What a great recipe. Instead of lasagna pasta I used butternut squash to layered it up. I love it. - 1/16/18

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  • Very Good
    I enjoy this recipe with zucchini slices instead of pasta! - 1/15/18

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  • Very Good
    Very good. I exchanged the cottage for ricotta because cottage cheese is too watery. Delish! - 1/13/18

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  • This looks delicious but I will use low sodium sauce to cut back on the salt. - 1/11/18

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  • Very Good
    Food,processor,is a wonderful tool. - 1/11/18

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  • Incredible!
    This was so good did add basil, oregano and little garlic. The family loved it a lot. - 1/11/18

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  • Absolutely love lasagna and will be making this one - 1/11/18

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  • yum - 1/11/18

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