Easy Lasagna Recipe
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Easy Lasagna Recipe

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For a supper to please a crowd, Pam Beerens of Evart, Michigan Layers Lasagna noodles with meat sauce and a tasty cottage cheese mixture to make this speedy version of a traditional favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups Three-Meat Sauce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 282 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 665 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cottage cheese, egg, Parmesan cheese, parsley, oregano and basil. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, layer a third of the noodles, sauce, cottage cheese mixture and mozzarella. Repeat layers twice.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 15-20 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: 1 pound of browned ground beef and one 26-1/2 ounce can of spaghetti sauce may be substituted for the Three-Meat Sauce.
Originally published as Easy Lasagna in Quick Cooking March/April 1998, p16

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 282 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 665 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Apr. 12, 2013

"I am not a fan of lasagna and even I liked this recipe and the rest of my family loved it. We don't eat much meat so I just used a basic meat-flavored sauce and substituted ricotta cheese for the cottage cheese. Put it in the oven covered @ 200 before church and it was ready by the time we got home."

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Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

"Really easy for my first time."

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"I made this using the pound of hamburger and jar of sauce. Easiest lasagna ever!"

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Reviewed May. 2, 2011

"i just made this for dinner tonight with garlic cheese breadsticks and a romain lettuce salad and it was excellent. my husband and kids were impressed. this was the first time i have ever made lasagna and i did great so for all first timers this was a great recipe and easy to follow. however i did do as below and used 16oz of cottage cheese but considering that is my favorite part i still will probably double the cottage cheese mixture next time, but only because i love that part. but this recipe is excellent as is!!!!"

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Reviewed Jun. 25, 2010

"I used Savory Spaghetti Sauce (from Taste of Home) instead of the Three-Meat sauce and also used 16 oz. of cottage cheese instead of 12 oz. Best lasagna I have ever had! Thanks!"

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