Pair iron-rich spinach with vitamin C–packed red pepper

Pair iron-rich spinach with vitamin C–packed red pepper

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Spinach Lasagna

– Ingredients-
12 whole-grain lasagna noodles
1 700 ml jar of tomato sauce
1 lb mozzarella cheese, shredded
½ cup grated parmesan or romano cheese
Filling
2 cups cottage, ricotta or soft goat’s cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1 medium red pepper, diced
1 medium onion, diced
½ lb raw spinach, chopped
Dash nutmeg
2 tbsp wheat germ
– Directions –
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Cook noodles for half the recommended time; drain and rinse in cold water.
  3. While noodles cook, combine all filling ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  4. Spread a little sauce on the bottom of a 9″ x 13″ pan. Cover with a layer of four noodles.
  5. Spread half the filling over the noodles.
  6. Spread a thin layer of sauce over the filling; sprinkle half the mozzarella over the sauce.
  7. Add another layer of four noodles, spread remaining spinach filling, then another thin layer of sauce and the remaining mozzarella.
  8. Place the last four noodles on top, with a final thin layer of sauce.
  9. Sprinkle on the parmesan or romano cheese
  10. Bake for 45 minutes.
  11. Let stand for 10 minutes; cut and serve.
  12. Makes one 9″ x 13″ pan.
– Nutritional Analysis –
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