Spinach and Meat Lasagna

by aimee @ shugarysweets on March 13, 2012

There are two types of dinners I could eat every night for the rest of my life. Pasta and Mexican.

This lasagna is so delicious I thought it was time to share how I make it. My friend Jenna made this a long time ago and I’ve been making it ever since. The only thing that I change up is my sauce. Sometimes I cheat and use Prego (don’t be a hater), and sometimes I make homemade sauce!

This is a great meal to bring to a family with a new baby in the house, or to make for the holidays! It makes a large 13×9 pan or lasagna pan. Enjoy!

Spinach and Meat Lasagna
by Shugary Sweets
Ingredients (serves 12)
  • 10oz bag fresh spinach
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb bulk italian sausage
  • 1 box lasagna noodles (cooked according to package)
  • 7-8 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
Instructions
Saute spinach in olive oil with pressed garlic, set aside. Brown beef and sausage, drain. In a small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, eggs, salt, pepper, and parsley.
In 13x9 baking dish, pour 2 cups of sauce in bottom of pan. Lay cooked noodles in single layer. Cover with 2 cup of sauce, 1/2 of meat, and half of cheese filling. Top with 1/2 of spinach mixture. Repeat layer of noodles, sauce, meat, cheese and spinach. Top with layer of noodles and remaining sauce. Sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
Cover with foil. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 10-15 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yum!
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Jocelyn March 13, 2012 at 11:04 am

Girl any guess what 2 types of food I could for every meal??? Yup, the same exact two. Twins!!!

And I cheat with my pasta sauce all the time:-) This looks yummy and totally like comfort food!!!!

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Jen @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 13, 2012 at 11:14 am

What a great looking dish! Perfect for dinner tonight!! I’m bookmarking this recipe!

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RavieNomNoms March 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm

This lasagna looks very tasty! I always love spinach in my pasta together. They have such a nice flavor combination.

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Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy March 13, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Looks delicious! I love a good spinach lasagna! My meat loving boyfriend would love this!

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carolinaheartstrings March 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Looks wonderful! Jar sauce be damned. My husband’s favorite meal! Come visit. We have some wonderful Irish treats to share this week.

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Julie @ Table for Two March 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm

yum! i love to make lasagna — it’s so easy and it feeds so many and it keeps awesome as leftovers :) this looks so delicious! i love the pictures, mine always turn out like mush lol

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust March 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Totally me too. Every night I think of what to make and it ends up being pasta or tacos in some variation. This lasagna looks amazing! It’s making me hungry.

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Kristin@gratefulbelly.com March 13, 2012 at 7:53 pm

This looks so good, especially with the spinach!

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Kiri W. March 14, 2012 at 12:28 am

Mmmmm, looks amazing! I love spinach in my lasagna, and yours looks like it has the perfect texture. Super comfort food! :)

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Tabitha (a.k.a. Penny) March 16, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Now I am craving lasagna! I think sneaking spinach into any dish is always a great idea. Thanks for linking up with us at Weekend Potluck. I’m pinning this.

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Jenn Erickson March 19, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Aimee, your lasagna not only sounds amazing, but your photos came out beautifully too! Casserole-type dishes can be tricky to photograph, but you captured every bit of saucy, cheesy goodness! Thank you for always bringing such style, flavor and panache to Rook No. 17!

Jenn

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