I also made this with ricotta because it was what I had on hand. It was absolutely delicious! I think that the nutrition information is way off, though. By my calculations the recipe as is making 4 servings came out to over 400 calories per serving depending on whether the cottage cheese or ricotta was whole milk, reduced-fat (2%), or skim milk.
When made with full fat cottage cheese, this dish is a decadent treat. It¿s the only way I can get my toddler to eat greens. This hearty, satisfying, meatless dish has become part of the rotation.
I have been making this casserole for over 50 years. My husband and five children absolutely love it. Friends who hate spinach, love this and ask for the recipe! This makes a nice side dish and also a great main dish. It goes well with any meat or fish.
I just made this and it is delicious. I only made one change, I use ricotta instead of cottage cheese because I already had ricotta. Also, I did add some nutmeg as suggested. It was easy to whip up and bake. I will definitely make this again.