March Madness Day 15:  Whole Wheat Lasagna

March Madness Day 15: Whole Wheat Lasagna

1 lb Italian bulk sausage, browned and drained

1 red pepper, diced

1 cup diced mushrooms (optional)

1 (26 oz) can spaghetti sauce

1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes

30 spinach leaves (or more or less)

1 egg

1 (16 oz) tub cottage cheese

12 uncooked whole wheat lasagna noodles

1 cup mozzarella

1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

Brown and drain sausage in large skillet over the stove top.  Turn heat off and add in peppers, mushrooms, spaghetti sauce, tomatoes and spinach and stir.  Stir egg into the cottage cheese and whisk.  Add cottage cheese mixture into skillet.  Using a ladle, spoon about 1/2 cup of sauce into bottom of slow cooker.  Place 3 noodles on top, breaking them in half, if needed.  Layer sauce and noodles, ending with a layer of sauce.  Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan.  Cover and cook on LOW for about 4-6 hours or HIGH for 2-3 hours.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian bulk sausage, browned and drained
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 (26 oz) can spaghetti sauce
  • 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 30 spinach leaves (or more or less)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (16 oz) tub cottage cheese
  • 12 uncooked whole wheat lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup mozzarella
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
Read the whole recipe on 365 Days of Slow Cooking