If you love the rich flavors of cheese and sausage, this recipe is for you. This is a wonderful quick dinner idea. Perfect for families on the run and a wonderful party dish. Even people who hate Spinach love this awesome dish!!!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Brown sausage in skillet over medium high heat. Drain fat from skillet and stir in tomato sauce. Set mixture aside.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • In a large bowl, combine the spinach, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese and egg. Mix well and spread mixture in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Spoon sausage mixture over spinach mixture and top with mozzarella cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

322 calories; protein 27g 54% DV; carbohydrates 8.7g 3% DV; fat 20.2g 31% DV; cholesterol 76.5mg 26% DV; sodium 1159.4mg 46% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2004
I really like this recipe, but the second time that I tried it, I made some changes. Instead of using cottage cheese, I used ricotta. I think it gave it a nicer texture, and survived the baking better than the cottage cheese. Also, I drained the spinach by placing it in a paper towel and sqeezing out the excess liquid. Otherwise, the dish becomes very watery. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/10/2004
Not bad. I used ricotta instead of cottage cheese. It was kind of flat but tasted good. Wasn't my favorite but I would probably make it again. Read More
(9)
84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2004
I really like this recipe, but the second time that I tried it, I made some changes. Instead of using cottage cheese, I used ricotta. I think it gave it a nicer texture, and survived the baking better than the cottage cheese. Also, I drained the spinach by placing it in a paper towel and sqeezing out the excess liquid. Otherwise, the dish becomes very watery. Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2006
We loved this recipe!! It had a great flavor and was very filling. A helpful hint squeeze your spinach dry. I used a hot italian suasage and added onions and garlic to the meat mixture. I also added a can of italian tomatoes (drained well). This dish is a hit and was fought over for lunch leftovers.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2007
I was looking or something quick and easy to make for a potluck with ingredients around the house came up with this and it was great. I didn't have sausage so I used ground turkey with some extra italian spices and used about two cups of cooked pasta instead of half of the spinach. I also used a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes and a 4 oz can of tomato paste instead of the tomato sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2003
We have given up pasta bread etc. This low-carb recipe is just like lasagna without the pasta. I add more italian spice to it and have even used ricotta instead of cottage cheese. My husband loves it!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2004
Not bad. I used ricotta instead of cottage cheese. It was kind of flat but tasted good. Wasn't my favorite but I would probably make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This was a pretty good recipe. I used fresh spinach as well as sauteed garlic & onion. I was a little unsure about using fresh spinach but it worked fine. Mine was a little bit soupy so we put it over the Asparagus Zucchini Rice recipe from this site. It made a suprisingly good combination. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2004
I need to re-do this recipe a bit before 5-star rating. Definitely drain spinach on paper towel as suggested by another user--frozen spinach never drains well and leaves dish a bit soupy and more spinachy flavor than spinach haters would tolerate. I also would like to try ricotta rather than cottage cheese; even if it's more calories it is atkins friendly and will blend much better. The flavor was very good as is. I just want to work on the appearance and consistency of the final dish. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2003
Really good. My husband is not a huge fan of cottage cheese so I used 1 c. of it and dotted the spinach mixture with 2 oz. of LF cream cheese. I used turkey sausage and all low-fat cheeses very successfully. Served over angel hair it was even better! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2004
Very different and very tasty. I used two packages of creamed spinach rather than just plain spinach (and left out the eggs and cheese) for the bottom layer and then put the sausage on top. I left off the mozerralla and topped it with buttered breadcrumbs and parmesean cheese to add a crispy topping. Read More
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