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Kale Lasagna with Cottage Cheese

If you're looking for a hearty and delicious meatless lasagna recipe, Kale Lasagna is it! Made with a veggie-loaded tomato sauce, protein-packed cottage cheese, and no-boil noodles, this healthy recipe is easy to make and kid-friendly to boot. Perfect for a make-ahead meal but simple enough to pull together on a weeknight.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Kale Lasagna, Meatless Lasagna
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 570kcal


  • 1 lb frozen kale defrosted, and liquid removed
  • 4 cups cottage cheese I used full-fat
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups Instant Pot Pasta Sauce or your favourite jarred marinara sauce
  • 12 no boil lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Pre-heat your oven to 375°F.
  • Place the thawed, frozen kale in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze as much liquid from it as you possibly can.
  • In a large bowl, combine cottage cheese, Parmesan, salt, and pepper.
  • Spoon some pasta sauce over the bottom of a deep 9x12 inch casserole dish.
  • Add three no-boil lasagna noodles.
  • Spread half of the cottage cheese mixture on top of the noodles, and top with three more noodles.
  • Generously cover the noodles with pasta sauce, and then scatter half of the kale over top.
  • Repeat the layers until you have used up all of the cottage cheese and kale, finishing with a layer of noodles covered with pasta sauce.
  • Scatter the top with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Place the lasagna in the oven and bake for 45-55 minutes, until the sauce is bubbling up around the edges, the noodles are soft, and the cheese is golden on top.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


  • Nutrition values are an estimate only.
  • Lasagna can be assembled up to a day ahead of time, kept in the fridge and baked when you're ready.
  • Lasagna can be frozen, either baked or unbaked, in a dish wrapped tightly with foil.
  • To re-heat the lasagna, you can put the whole dish back in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or heat individual slices in the microwave.
  • Individual slices of lasagna can be wrapped in foil and frozen. 


Calories: 570kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 1953mg | Potassium: 1221mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 8780IU | Vitamin C: 102mg | Calcium: 544mg | Iron: 4mg