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Spinach and Sausage Lasagne

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Category: Pasta, Casseroles

 Ingredients List

  • 12 oz Lasagna noodles dried
  • 3 c Milk, 2% lowfat
  • 1/3 c All-purpose flour
  • 3 tb Reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 c Parmesan cheese freshly
  • -grated
  • 1/2 ts Salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 ts Ground black pepper plus
  • -more to taste
  • 1/4 ts Nutmeg freshly grated
  • 2 pk Frozen chopped spinach
  • -(thawed) squeezed dry
  • 3/4 c Cottage cheese, 2% fat
  • 6 oz Sweet Italian-style turkey
  • -sausage, remove from casing
  • 1 ts Olive oil
  • 1 md Onion sliced
  • 2 Cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ts Dried oregano or marjoram
  • 1/2 ts Fennel seeds
  • 1 7 ounce jar roasted red
  • -peppers, drained and
  • -chopped
  • 1/2 c Dry white wine
  • 1/2 c Part-skim mozzarella cheese,
  • -grated
  • 1 tb Fresh parsley, chopped


In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook noodles until barely tender (8
minutes for dried). Drain and rinse under cold water. Spread the noodles on
clean kitchen towels, cover with plastic wrap and set aside.

In a large saucepan, heat 2 1/2 cups of the milk over medium heat until
steaming. Meanwhile, put flour in a small bowl and gradually whisk in the
remaining 1/2 cup milk until smooth; whisk into the hot milk and stir
constantly over the heat until the sauce comes to a simmer and thickens.
Continue cooking and stirring for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Whisk in
cream cheese, then Parmesan, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and
nutmeg. Set the cheese sauce aside.

In a bowl, stir together spinach and cottage cheese. Season with salt and
pepper. Set aside.

In a large nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat, breaking
it up with a wooden spoon, until it is no longer pink, about 2 minutes.
Transfer to a cutting board and chop fine. Set aside.

Wipe the skillet clean and add oil. Return the pan to the heat, add onions
and cook, stirring, until well-browned, about 6 minutes. Add garlic,
marjoram or oregano, and fennel seeds and cook for 1 minute longer. Stir in
peppers, wine and the cooked sausage and simmer until the wine has nearly
evaporated, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and season with salt and

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9-by-13-inch baking dish or
coat it with nonstick cooking spray.

Smear the bottom of the prepared dish with 1/2 cup of the cheese sauce.
Line the bottom with a single layer of noodles. Spread half of the spinach
mixture over the noodles. Spoon on another 1/2 cup of sauce and use a
rubber spatula to spread it evenly. Add another layer of noodles, top with
all of the sausage mixture and another 1/2 cup sauce. Add a third layer of
noodles, the remaining spinach mixture and another 1/2 cup sauce. Finish
with the remaining noodles and sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella.

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