Living Simply

Spinach "Lasagna" Hotdish (with meatless option)

Brown 1 lb ground beef/turkey and drain grease
    -OR- 1 1/2 c. cooked black beans
Add and simmer for 20 minutes
4 Tbsp minced onion (fresh)
4 c. tomato sauce
1 Tbsp. basil
1 Tbsp. oregano
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Add:
1 10oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and water drained
    -OR- 10oz fresh spinach, chopped or purreed
Optional add ins:
mushrooms
black olives
green peppers
Make 8oz. whole wheat pasta according to package directions (I use penne or rotini)
Drain pasta and stir in sauce mixture and 8 oz cottage cheese.
Pour into a 9x13 baking dish. Top with 8 oz mozarella cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly.