Saute/brown diced mushrooms, 1 Tbsp minced garlic, and olive oil.
Once browned, in a separate bowl mix together with cottage cheese. I further pureed mine with my immersion blender because Dear Hubby doesn't care for mushrooms (he didn't even know they were in there!!)
Saute the ground turkey with the seasoning packet. Set aside in a large bowl.
Saute the spinach with 1 tsp garlic. I "cut" mine with a knife afterwards to make the pieces smaller to mix in.
Mix turkey, spinach, carrots, and sauces in the large bowl.
In the slow cooker, layer the turkey mixture, followed by a layer of noodles, followed by the cottage cheese mixture. Then repeat 3 times ending with the turkey mixture.
Cook on high in the slow cooker for 4 hours.
Sprinkle with cheddar cheese for the last 10 minutes before eating.