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Spinach Lasagna Recipe

Spinach Lasagna Recipe

Due to an injury, I'm not as active as I used to be and can't burn off the calories. Because I love Italian food, one of the first things I looked for was a low-fat lasagna. This meatless recipe is not only good, it's good for you. —E. Marie Goetz, Morgantown, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing YIELD:12 servings


  • 12 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cartons (15 ounces each) fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce


  • 1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Rinse in cold water; drain well.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, ricotta cheese, egg, egg white, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, garlic, basil, pepper and nutmeg. Combine mozzarella cheese and remaining Parmesan cheese.
  • 3. In a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray, layer three noodles, 3/4 cup tomato sauce, 1 cup spinach mixture and 3/4 cup cheese mixture. Repeat layers three times.
  • 4. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 300 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 753 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Spinach Lasagna

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2014

"My vegetarian kids love this. My carnivores don't mind it, either."

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2014

"Very good vegetarian lasagna. It's a nice change of pace from the typical veggie lasagna with white sauce."

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"I'm a vegetarian and for recipes like this I use meatless burger, its in the vegi isle or the vegi frozen section at the supermarket"

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"This is a very good recipe after a couple of minor changes. I suggest using your favorite spaghetti sauce (meatless marinara) in place of the plain tomato sauce, as it will add the missing seasoning others mentioned- and use a bit more of the sauce between layers to keep the finished lasagna from being as dry, also pouring some sauce over the top layer of noodles before adding the final mozzarella mixture (use all the ricotta mix between layers, mozz only on top). Delizioso!"

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"I made this receipe but had to modify as the 3rd part of instructions did not include when to add the tomato sauce. I had fresh spinach and boiled it for 4 seconds dropped in ice water for 1 minute then drained very well (could use a tea towel) then cut it up before adding to the other ingredients. Also used 2 whole eggs and 1 carton of ricotta cheese and half small container of small curd cottage cheese. Very tasty"

Reviewed Jun. 7, 2011

"make your own tomato sauce and it's really good. Don't ever substitute cottage cheese for the ricotta however. That makes it high school cafeteria lasagne"

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2011

"I found it a little dry. Maybe more sauce would be beneficial. Also didn't have enough flavour for my husband."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"I made this recipe tonight and it was very good. I did add some Italian seasoning, as it seemed short on seasonings. Also added some onion and mushrooms, which I sauteed in a dab of olive oil first , then just added to the sauce. Also I thought it would have been better with cottage cheese, the ricotta was a bit dry Otherwise it was excellent!!"

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2009

"i used a 26 oz.jar of ragu and one 8 oz can of tomato sauce instead of the 2 cans of tomato sauce."

Reviewed Jun. 7, 2009

"I use fresh spinach on white pizza sometimes. After washing, put in salad spinner or use paper towels to remove excess water. Spray a frying pan with olive oil. Add spinach and cook on medium/high heat. Keep turning spinach over until it becomes wilted and water seeps out. Put spinach on paper towels to drain and use in your favorite recipes. Works for me."

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2009

"I always use cottage cheese instead of ricotta in my Lasagna recipe. My family LOVES my lasagna!!!!!!


Reviewed Jun. 5, 2009

"I would like to substitute fresh spinach. How do you prep the fresh spinach after it has been washed?"

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2009

"I would simply use 2 eggs with the cottage cheese and I use cottage cheese."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.