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Apr. 17th, 2013

Maria's Homemade Spinach Lasagna

spinach lasagna recipe
Photo Courtesy of Westside Market NYC

If you're trying to stay away from carbs, this recipe probably isn't for you, but what kind of life is one that doesn't include lasagna? Not one we want to be living, that's for sure. With oregano, basil, parsley, plenty of mozzarella and parmesan cheese, and of course spinach, this dish is sure to be a great choice for your next homemade dinner.

The chef behind this great recipe is Maria Zoitas, the creator of "Maria's Homemade" array of prepared food that is only sold at Westside Market NYC. Zoitas is in charge of the kitchens at all four of Westside's locations (three on Broadway and one on 7th Avenue), and gets most of her cooking inspiration from her Greek heritage. By drawing upon the recipes of her family, Zoitas creates fun dishes that join tradition with the freshness of modern cuisine.

Spinach Lasagna


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed of excess water
  • 2 cups non-fat cottage cheese
  • 8 ounces part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 8 ounces no-boil lasagna noodles


Preheat oven to 350˚F.

Heat olive oil in skillet. Add onion and garlic, sauté for 2 minutes. Add spinach, oregano and basil.

In a large bowl mix cottage cheese, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses with parsley, salt, pepper and egg.

Spread 1/2 spinach mixture in 8 x 8-inch ovenproof baking dish. Spread 1/2 cheese mixture on top.

Add one layer of lasagna noodles. Repeat.

Cover with foil and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 15 minutes.

Let sit 10 minutes before serving.

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