Grab a fork and dive into a new take on an old favorite.

Recently, we have been craving a tasty meatless alternative to an old classic, lasagna. To get the best of the best, we turned to one of our favorite healthy recipe bloggers, Marla MeridithMarla is a momma with some seriously delicious recipes up her sleeves. That’s not all! She also features tons of travel pieces, DIY crafts and more. Head over to her blog to check it all out. In the meantime, grab a plate because this might be one of the tastiest lasagna recipes ever.


 

Family Favorite Vegetarian Lasagna 

By: Marla Meridith

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Ingredients

  • 1 package lasagna noodles, cook to package directions
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 jar + 1 cup ( 32 ounces/4 cups) favorite marinara or tomato sauce
  • 10 ounces frozen spinach
  • 16 ounces (2 cups) part skim ricotta cheese
  • 12 ounces (1 1/2 cups) low fat cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • cooking spray

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Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Spray a 13″ X 9″ casserole dish with cooking spray.

2. Thaw spinach & press out any water. In a bowl combine the spinach, ricotta cheese, cottage cheese & parsley. Season with some salt & pepper. Set aside.

3. Add oil to a medium sized sauté pan. Sauté the onion & garlic in a pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until softened & fragrant. Add this to the cheese mixture. Combine well.

4. Assemble the lasagna: Pour 1/2 of the jarred sauce into the pan. Layer on 5 noodles. Top with 1/2 of the cheese & spinach mixture. Repeat this: sauce, noodles, cheese. Top with another layer of 5 noodles. Top with the additional 1 cup of sauce & the mozzarella cheese.

5. Cover the lasagna in foil & bake for 20 minutes. Uncover & broil on low for 5 minutes. Cheese should be browned & bubbly.

6. Serve hot. This makes great leftovers too! Just let it cool, then store in an airtight container for about 3 days in the fridge.

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