Troppo Lasagne

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Tiggen
Recipe by Tiggen

A fave lasagne version amongst my friends and me - though relatively simple to make the layers of flavor in every bite bring an exquisite blend of rustic, earthy, Italian. Btw, I named it 'Troppo', Italian for 'Too much' - a simple but fitting name as this will serve everyone at your table and a few more - you could halve the recipe but when it's this good and stores so well, why would you? Enjoy!

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375*.
  2. In a large pot, bring water to a rolling boil. Split lasagne noodles in half, add to water and cook al dente', approx 10 minutes. When finished, drain and rinse under cold water till cool, set aside.
  3. Brown Italian sausage in a large pan, no oil or seasoning added. Break up while browning until crumbled and when finished, set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine spinach, cottage cheese, onion, tomatoes, 1/3rd of the Italian cheese and spices. Add sausage and blend well.
  5. Spray 1 large or two medium baking pans with cooking spray.
  6. Spoon light layer of sauce on bottom of dish, then layer: Noodles - Filling - Sauce - 1/3rd cheese - Noodles - Filling - Sauce - Top w/remaining cheese.
  7. Wipe dish rim(s) and set in oven on middle rack.
  8. Bake for 35 minutes, then remove and let set for 10-15 minutes before serving.
  9. You can also allow it to cool to room temp, portioning out for lunches and dinners, refrigerating or freezing for later.

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