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Four-Cheese Spinach Lasagna Recipe
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Four-Cheese Spinach Lasagna Recipe

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This rich cheesy lasagna has become one of my specialties. It's packed with fresh-tasting vegetables like spinach, carrots, red pepper and broccoli. I'm never afraid to serve the colorful casserole to guests, since it's always a huge success. -Kimberly Kneisly, Englewood, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1-1/2 cups julienned carrots
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 12 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 263 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 366 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute vegetables and garlic in oil until crisp-tender. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  2. In a small heavy saucepan, whisk flour and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat; stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Cook 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted. Remove from the heat; stir in spinach. Set 1 cup aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cottage cheese, mozzarella and Swiss cheese. Spread 1/2 cup of spinach mixture in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with four noodles, half of the cheese mixture, vegetables and 3/4 cup spinach mixture. Repeat layers. Top with remaining noodles, reserved spinach mixture and remaining Parmesan cheese.
  4. Cover and bake at 375° for 35 minutes. Uncover; bake 15 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Four-Cheese Spinach Lasagna in Taste of Home April/May 2000, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 263 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 366 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"Fabulous. I used ricotta instead of cottage cheese. I also added diced red onion."

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Reviewed Oct. 29, 2009

"Great recipe, even my picky eaters liked it."

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Reviewed Jun. 18, 2008

"I love to serve this dish with our own fresh from the garden spinach, broccoli, peppers, and oninos. With my family of eleven this is a big hit!!"

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Reviewed Apr. 17, 2008

"This is an excellent recipe. All my guests enjoyed it tremendously!!! I will make it frequently, especially to serve to guests."

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