Grandpa’s Healthy Lasagna

by on February 28, 2012
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Healthy Lasagna

Healthy Lasagna

Why the word LASAGNA?!? There are several theories, but they all boil down to one central idea. A lasagna is kind of like a casserole in that it is a general description, rather than a specific dish. A lasagna is made up of layers of ingredients, the most common being pasta. Here is Grandpa’s take on a healthy lasagna using the cruciferous greens that we get in our weekly allocation from the Gila Farm Cooperative.


  • Eggplant (peeled and sliced extremely thin)
  • Lasagna pasta noodles (cooked for about 15 minutes)
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1/4 CU cottage cheese
  • 1/4 CU Shredded Provolone cheese
  • 1/4 CU Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 CU Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Mustard greens – Boiled, chopped and squeezed dry
  • Spinach – Boiled, chopped and squeezed dry
  • Kale – Boiled, chopped and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 LB cooked hamburger
  • 1/4 LB cooked chorizo or spicy sausage
  • 1/2 CU cottage cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grandpa’s Thunder Powder 


  1. Grease the SIDES of a lasagna pan
  2. Put two TBL sauce in the bottom of your pan
  3. Put one layer of pasta noodles in next
  4. Layer all other ingredients (alternating) until all are used up
    Don’t put ingredients in too thickly, repeat if necessary
    At this point, you can refrigerate for up to a few days
  5. Let warm on counter 1 hour (if refrigerated) before step #5
  6. Put into a hot oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees
  7. Let cool 8-10 minutes before cutting

Published in Grandpa’s Corner – IRC Volume 1, Issue X

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