Lazy Lasagna Recipe

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Using uncooked noodles makes the traditional time-consuming task of preparing lasagna a little easier. A few seasonings boost the flavor of store-bought spaghetti sauce.—Kathy Demler, Emporia, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) small-curd cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 pound ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 3-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 307 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 653mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; set aside. In another bowl, combine the spaghetti sauce and beef; mix well.
  2. Spoon a fourth of the meat sauce into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with three noodles and half of the cheese mixture; repeat layers once. Top with a fourth of the meat sauce, remaining noodles and remaining meat sauce. Pour water around edges. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  3. Cover and bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until noodles are tender. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Lazy Lasagna in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p231

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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jmccarty77 User ID: 3315501 29349
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"So easy and so yummy!"

mrskashorek User ID: 2482655 89021
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"Definetely a keeper! I was skeptical about the noodles cooking well, but they did! Next time I'll put a little more sauce on top to keep the upper layer of noodles from drying out, and use more sauce overall. So much faster than traditional lasagna and just as good!"

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