Spinach Lasagna W/ Meat Option!

spinach lasagna served

Spinach lasagna – who doesn’t like it?

Maybe I should say, Lasagna – who doesn’t like it?

Even children who don’t care for spinach like this lasagna recipe! But, with Popeye as a hero, what child doesn’t like spinach?

spinach lasagna on fork

As the mother of a large family, I am always looking for ways to stretch meals. Yep, it was my frugality that was the inspiration behind my spinach lasagna recipe! That, and the fact that I could not eat meat for 30+ years because of meat allergies. Thankfully, my allergy to meat and other physical problems have resolved thanks to the GAPS diet! But, even though I can now eat meat, my spinach lasagna recipe is still a mainstay of meal planning.

Please keep in mind, with a large family I multiply recipes for large crowds! The basic ingredient quantities are given along with variations that I have used successfully and it is easily multiplied.

One final note before the recipe: I do not cook my lasagna noodles ahead of time – I layer them uncooked in the lasagna. This saves time, another messy pot to wash and the quality of the final dish is not affected!

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Spinach Lasagna W/ Meat Option!
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Ingredients
Spinach Filling
Tomato Sauce
  • I use frozen tomato sauce from last years garden and add Italian spices. When I do not have frozen tomato sauce, I used canned and add my own Italian spices to taste - basil, garlic and oregano.
For a meat option:
  • Brown 1 lb ground beef or turkey meat and add to the tomato sauce.
Instructions
In a greased 13 x 9 pan, starting with a bit of tomato sauce in the bottom to prevent sticking, layer:
  1. Lasagna Noodles - not cooked (where to buy healthy pasta)
  2. Spinach Filling
  3. Tomato Sauce
  4. Mozzarella Cheese (I now use our homemade mozzarella)

    Be sure to end with Mozzarella Cheese.
  5. Bake at 350F for 1 hour.
Notes
I do not cook my lasagna noodles before assembling - not only am I saved time but also another messy pot to wash AND the quality of the dish is not affected!

 

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Comments

  1. I like the idea of substituting eggplant for lasagna noodles. I’ll definitely have this in my menu this week. I’m quite positive that eggplant will make it to my kid’s list of veggies that I’ve made them eat unknowingly. At least they get to try it first and find out for themselves that veggies are actually good, rather that complain and whine about it!

  2. Never seen something so delicious. Different way to prepare lasagna. Thanks for sharing.

  3. That looks so good! So, you can freeze eggplant? Does it get watery when unfrozen? I may have to put eggplant back in my garden!

  4. Karen P says:

    How about the instructions for the homemade ricotta?

  5. I made this last weekend, and it’s delicious. The best part was the kids eating spinach,though! I am growing Eggplant this year, but I don’t think I’ll wait that long to try the variation! I’m also looking forward to trying to make homemade Mozzarella, when I get my courage up!

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