Three kinds of cheese, lots of veggies, plus Great Northern beans and lots of sauce and pasta combine for a new family favorite hearty lasagna.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins
15 mins
1 hr
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray the inside of a 13 x 9-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.

  • Drain the cottage cheese in a strainer for 15 minutes to remove any excess liquid; set aside. Press the thawed spinach in a strainer with a spoon or paper towels to remove excess water; set aside.

  • Combine eggs, cottage cheese, mozzarella, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, salt and black pepper in a medium bowl; set aside.

  • Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion and sauté until soft. Add the drained spinach, beans, garlic, oregano, basil and thyme, and sauté five minutes. Add pasta sauce and stir for a few more minutes until combined well.

  • Spread 1/3 of the pasta sauce mixture onto the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with a layer of noodles, 1/2 of the cottage cheese mixture and another third of the sauce. Repeat the layer. Finish with the last 1/3 of the bean-pasta sauce mixture. Gently press down on the top of the lasagna to make sure all of the noodles are covered with sauce. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and sprinkle on remaining 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake 15 minutes more or until lasagna is heated through and bubbly.

Elsie's Tip:

“Oven ready” lasagna noodles, found with regular dried pastas in grocery stores, don't require pre-cooking, making preparation of this family-friendly entrée fast and easy.

Nutrition Facts

597 calories; protein 38.5g 77% DV; carbohydrates 61.8g 20% DV; fat 22.6g 35% DV; cholesterol 105.4mg 35% DV; sodium 1765.3mg 71% DV. Full Nutrition

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Great flavor! You would never know it was meatless. Read More