Vegetarian Spinach, Cheese and " Sausage" Casserole

"This casserole is a simple, easy to prepare, one-dish, meatless meal. Great for brunches. Be sure to drain the spinach really well. For non veggies, you can easily substitute ground breakfast sausage or crumbled bacon if you prefer."
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Ready In:


  • 1 (16 ounce) container low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed and very well drained
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (cheddar or pepper jack are good substitutes as well)
  • 12 cup ground soy sausage, lightly browned (I like LiteLife Gimme Lean brand)
  • 12 cup green onion, sliced
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • salt and pepper


  • Thoroughly mix all ingredients.
  • Pour mixture into a greased 9 inch pie plate (I have also used a square casserole dish as well).
  • Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes or until center is set.
  • Once out of the oven, I usually let it sit for 5 or 10 minutes.
  • To serve, either cut into wedges, or squares, depending on what type of dish you used.

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  1. I made this last night and it was easy and delicious! I used Morningstar breakfast sausage, a combination of pepper jack and reduced fat cheddar cheeses and 0% fat cottage cheese. It was a little runny even after additional baking time but it was great. My one year old LOVED it. My three year old liked it but didn't want to admit it. We will be finishing it up tonight and I will definitely make this again.
  2. This is really good. I didn't have any ground soy sausage so I used 2 morningstar sausage patty's and crumbled them up. I also added 1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms and topped it off with some sliced tomatoes and alittle more cheese ontop. Will be making this often. Thank you for posting.
  3. Yummy! Family liked it and my husband went back for seconds.
  4. This was outstanding. I used a little less cottage cheese because my daughter wanted some to eat plain, and we added 16 cherry tomatoes, and used the whole lb. of GimmeLean. This was absolutely wonderful.
  5. Outstanding! DH and my daughter loved it! I admit, mine wasn't vegetarian as I used real sausage. So, so good, quick and easy. Other tweaks included adding 1/2 chopped yellow onion, a 4oz can of mushrooms, and 1/4 cup cheddar cheese on top before baking. Will definitely make this again! Thanks!


  1. I made this last night for dinner. I used quorn mince and browned it with a stock cube instead of the sausage. It was super easy to make and so good to eat! 3 of us loved it though my sometimes fussy son thought it was a little 'wet'! Def a hit in our house and will make it many more times. I might bake it a little longer next time, for his majesty, but the rest of us liked the moistness.<br/>Thank you so much for this recipe!!!!!
  2. I substituted kielbasa for the ground soy sausage. I was worried that it wouldn't turn out well, but it was delicious. Very quick to prepare, satisfying, and economical. Yum!
  3. this was so good. my wife was a bit nervous, but ate two servings of it. like others i used the morning star farms breakfast sausage patties -- we used cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella. didnt have any frozen spinach, so i used 10 ounces of fresh spinach and cooked it down a bit before adding it to the mix.
  4. This is so delicious! The 2nd time I made this I used ricotta in place of the cottage cheese and a smoked gouda in place of the mozzarella cheese - wowzers! That just took it over the top. I think next time I might experiment with adding in a few roasted red peppers, for extra colour and flavour. It's yummy either way though. As written or with a few minor tweaks, this recipe is fantastic. :)


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