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“I am trying to pare down my old copies of Light & Tasty and I wanted to be sure to keep this recipe. It is from the Aug/Sept. 2006 issue and was submitted by Lynette Randleman. I've made this once and we really enjoyed it!”
READY IN:
2hrs 5mins
SERVES:
12
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cream cheese until melted. Stir in Parmesan cheese just until melted. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, cook sausage, onion and garlic over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Stir in oregano, marjoram and fennel; cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add roasted peppers and wine or broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 3 tablespoons. Remove from the heat; set aside. In a small bowl, combine spinach, cottage cheese and nutmeg; set aside.
  4. Spread 1/2 cup reserved cheese sauce in a 13"x9"x2" baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Top with three noodles, half of the sausage mixture, half of the spinach mixture and 1 cup sauce; repeat layers. Top with remaining noodles and sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  5. Cover and bake at 375 for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until heated through and top is lightly browned. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

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