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Lazy Lasagna for 2 Recipe

Lazy Lasagna for 2 Recipe

Lasagna may seem like more work than it's worth to some people. But one day when I had a craving for it, I devised this simple recipe.—Carol Mead, Los Alamos, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked wide egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. Warm the spaghetti sauce; stir in mozzarella and cottage cheeses. Fold in noodles. Pour into two 2-cup baking dishes coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each equals 409 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 1,076 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Reviews for Lazy Lasagna for 2

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"I was in the mood for lasagna but didn't have the noodles on hand so I followed this recipe using macaroni (the kids enjoy that more anyway!), and some ground beef I had already fried up in the fridge. I made it as a large casserole so it could feed the whole family (doubled the recipe). Served with garlic toast. Delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2014

"I've made this recipe for my family since it was first published in TOH. So much easier than going to all the work of making traditional lasagna & nearly as tasty. I have to quadruple the recipe to feed everyone. I use 16 oz. of shredded mozzarella because we like the extra cheese. Otherwise, I follow the recipe exactly. Very good & quick!"

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013

"Actually, I'd prepared this recipe back when it was featured in Taste of Home!

I used 1-1/2 cup spaghetti sauce and layered the noodles, sauce and cheeses as one would for regular lasagna. I used one small casserole and I'd baked the casserole for 45 minutes at 375o F. I'd found this to be a very tasty dish to prepare! Thank you, Carol Mead, for this recipe! It is a keeper and it does take much less time than preparing a regular lasagna! DELowenstein"

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2012

"This really was VERY easy. Plus with the extra sauce, cheeses, and could easily make 2 more after the inital 2. I would suggest maybe adding 1/4-1/2 cup of extra sauce just cuz it seemed a bit dry. Easy peesy, lemon squeezy (as the kids say) meal for a weeknight."

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"I made this last night but added 3/4 lb. crumbled italian sausage. It was a bit too salty for my taste but had a real good flavor. My 4-yr-old LOVED it and wants it again tonight. I put it in 4 individual ramekins."

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"After reading the reviews of my recipe, I realized that most people do not use spaghetti sauce with meat already in it. I make pots of it in the fall and freeze it in Ziplok bags so it can be thawed quickly while the noodles are cooking."

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"Due to smitrya06's comment, we reviewed the sodium content of this recipe again and it is correct at 1,117 mg. The spaghetti sauce has 620 mg per serving, the mozzarella cheese has nearly 200 mg and the cottage cheese has 220 mg. Plus, the Parmesan cheese and noodles have some sodium.

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Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"This is a nice recipe; however, 1,117 mg of sodium is ridiculously high for a "healthy" recipe. I made many substitutions which consequently turned this into a whole different recipe. I suggest a using a different sauce lower in sodium as well as looking at alternative cheeses like reduced-fat mozzarella cheese."

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"Very yummy and easy! Has been a hit with everyone I've made it for. Hamburger meat would be a good idea if you wanted a truer lasagna feel but I like this one how it is."

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"I tripled the recipe and added a pound of lean hamburger to make it heartier. Super easy and delicious! I browned up the hamburger in a large skillet and added the sauce and cheeses, then just folded the noodles into the skillet and stuck the whole thing in the oven. This is a definite repeat!"

Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"I really liked this recipe, although I was dissapointed with how much it lacked in substance. When I think of lasagna I think of meat, cheese, noodles all in layers. This just seemed to be a simple pasta recipe, not lasagna. I gave it a good review though because it was easy, quick, and it did taste really good. I may add some ground beef next time to add the substance I was looking for. I will definitely make this again."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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