If you’re short on time, you can sub store-bought marinara sauce for the chunky tomato sauce. Taste will be somewhat compromised, but been there, done that (although not in this dish), so I understand if you have to!
To save on cleanup time, you can also make the spinach mixture first, rinse the pot, and make the tomato sauce next.
If you like a lot of cheese in your spinach mixture, blend 2 cups of cottage cheese, instead of one. Up the seasoning a bit. You can also sub ricotta cheese if desired. Personally I love ricotta cheese and it imparts unique flavor to this dish.
Photography: Lisa Monahan.
Food Styling: Chanie Nayman.