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


  • 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 cup: 282 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 665mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.


  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

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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MrsHGus User ID: 7953657 246134
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"A favorite for my Son! He had begged me for so long to make it, it was a delight to see him eat so much! I used 2 lb lean ground beef and added to sauce, since everyone is a meat eater in this house."

Dkombo81 User ID: 8718909 244557
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2016

"It was a hit! I used spicy marinara to give it a little kick. There was hardly any left after dinner for a family of six. Total cook time including prep took about an hour."

RochelleMe User ID: 8777672 244529
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2016

"I made this today; put in freezer with baking instructions; can't wait to eat. I read on this site that all casseroles are intended to be frozen prior to baking. I'm not sure why, but I am looking forward to a nice day where dinner prep is even easier because of my efforts today. Thank you."

Sbursey User ID: 8763103 243949
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"This was awesome! My family loved it! Even the fussy-eaters ate it up!"

BilliePock User ID: 8314002 237434
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"This was so yummy. I used Italian sausage in the meat sauce. A big hit with the family."

bereitbach User ID: 4958434 16918
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."

YMalagon User ID: 6869518 45687
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

"Really easy for my first time."

trudypost User ID: 1076954 80491
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

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

holt7_8 User ID: 5488543 51753
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!!!!"

malibumeg11 User ID: 2790111 21613
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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