Using a kettle boil enough water to pour into a 7 X 11 lasagna pan covering the noodles. Separate noodles with a fork to ensure they are not sticking to each other (please don't use oil in water, otherwise your sauce will not stick to the noodles). Set timer for 12 minutes giving the noodles time to soften.
Turn oven on to preheat to 350F.
Meanwhile in a small bowl mix cottage cheese, egg and Parmesan cheese with a fork until well blended.
Wash spinach in a strainer and set aside.
Get your left-over sauce from spaghetti, nachos etc and "bump it up" by adding canned diced tomatoes, tomato sauce etc to make approx. 3 cups of sauce. It is not necessary for the sauce to be heated or cooking. Just add spices and herbs as preferred (basil, cilantro, red pepper, garlic etc).
When the noodles are softened drain the water and carefully lay noodles aside.
Spread about 1/2 cup of sauce into bottom of the pan. Lay 3 noodles on top sides just overlapping each other. Then spread about 1 cup of the sauce onto noodles; sprinkle about 1 cup of shredded cheese on top. Add 3 more noodles just overlapping. Now spread the cottage cheese mixture onto the noodles.
Take the washed spinach and shred it with a knife, if not already done, and add on top of cottage cheese mixture. Add the last 3 noodles. Now add the rest of your sauce and lastely spread the rest of shredded cheese on top.
Spray aluminum foil on one side with baking spray and cover lasagna tightly with the oiled side of the foil. This will prevent the cheese from sticking to the foil.
Bake lasagna in preheated oven for 45 minutes, then carefully uncover and let cook another 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand about 5 - 10 minutes before serving.
Serve with fresh breads and salads (use pickled veggies, too, if you have them).
This recipe is designed to help cook a great meal in no-time with the least amount of fuss and dishes. It's not too much as most recipes will make a large 9 X 13 pan. It uses basic ingredients and is flexible to accomodate your taste as to how you prepared your sauce.
The time while your dinner is baking can be spent in going thru the mail and getting ready for a relaxing evening setting a table and catching up with friends and family. Enjoy!
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (170g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 116 (37%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 12.9g||17 %|
|Saturated Fat 6.3g||32 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.9g|
|Cholesterol 94.4mg||29 %|
|Sodium 803.9mg||28 %|
|Potassium 278.5mg||7 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 33.2g||10 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.2g||1 %|
|Sugars, other 33g|
|Protein 16.4g||23 %|
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Calories per serving: 313
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