Spinach Lasagna, Mama's

Makes 6 servings

1 (1.5-oz) pkg spaghetti sauce mix
1 (6-oz) can tomato paste
1 (15.5-oz) can tomato sauce
2.5 cups water
2 eggs, beaten
1 (16-oz) carton ricotta or cottage cheese
1 (10-oz) pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 (16-oz) pkg lasagna noodles
2 (6-oz) pkgs mozzarella cheese slices

Active Prep: 10 - 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Combine spaghetti sauce mix, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water in a medium saucepan; bring tomato mixture to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat. Set aside.

Combine eggs, ricotta cheese, spinach, and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese, stirring well. Set aside.

Spread 1 cup tomato mixture in a lightly greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking dish. Layer half each of uncooked lasagna noodles, spinach mixture, mozzarella cheese, and tomato mixture; repeat layers. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

Cover dish securely with aluminum foil. Bake at 350ºF for 1 hour.

Let lasagna stand 10 minutes before serving.


The Southern Living Cookbook (Birmingham: Oxmoor House, Inc, 1987), 341.