Welcome to Mama's Italian Recipes Blog

So who is Mama? Mama is a full blooded Italian woman raised in Brooklyn New York surrounded with good food and Italian culture. I want to share the recipes of the old world with the new world. Known for her exceptional dishes she loves nothing more than to prepare and serve these recipes to her friends and family.

Now, we share them with you.

Friday, February 8, 2008


3/4 lb. lasagna noodles
1 lb. Ricotta cheese (or low fat cottage cheese)
1 1/2 cup grated Mozzarella
1 quart (4 oz.) marinara sauce (homemade or jarred)
1 tbsp. oregano
1 tsp. sweet basil
1 bunch fresh spinach - or 1 box frozen
2 tbsp. fresh parsley ( dried parsley 1 ½ tbsp)
1 cup onion chopped
Olive oil
1/2 tsp. pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Saute onions in oil until soft. In a bowl, mix them with the cheeses, parsley, oregano, basil, pepper and finely chopped spinach. Prepare lasagna according to package directions. Oil a 9 x 13 inch baking pan, and cover the bottom with a layer of cooked noodles.
Add some of the spinach mixture, and cover with some of the marinara sauce. Combine to make layers until all ingredients are used up. Place left over sauce over top as last ingredient.
Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover, and bake 15 minutes more.