Potluck Lasagna Recipe
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Potluck Lasagna Recipe

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This is a variation on a lasagna dish a coworker made for a company potluck. When I was expecting our third son, I often prepared meals and froze them. It was so nice to have a substantial entree like this one to bake. —Colleen Wolfisberg, Everson, Washington
Recommended: Top 10 Potluck Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 238 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 552mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, parsley and garlic; remove from the heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, layer three noodles, half of the cottage cheese mixture, 1 cup mozzarella cheese and half of the meat sauce. Repeat layers.
  3. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months. Or, cover and bake 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 25-30 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
  4. To use frozen lasagna: Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Bake as directed. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Potluck Lasagna in Quick Cooking March/April 2005 , p19

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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MaureenCK User ID: 8237009 219209
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"Excellent! Loved that it used only 6 noodles for two layers (fewer carbs!). I added some chopped sauteed onion to the meat mixture and a heaping Tbsp of garlic. Also saved about 1/3 C of mozzarella to put on the very top before baking. Other than that, stuck with this good basic recipe. Keeper!"

wasoongu User ID: 1077273 63279
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

"I did add some herbs for added flavor. It was a little dry, but that may be because I doubled the recipe. If I make this recipe again, though, I may add a bit of tomato sauce to the meat mixture."

LovesToCook88 User ID: 5777600 207166
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"Wonderful! I'm just starting out cooking for my boyfriend every night and always looking for something easy and tasty. My boyfriend and roommate (also a boy) loved it! It was so good! I would bring it anywhere."

kimmylois User ID: 2092986 134548
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"Super easy and AWESOME!! I usually put more cheese in it :)"

driv0656 User ID: 5488790 153997
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"I made this for a friend who's boyfriend just broke up with her. Who two favorite things are cheese and meat. Needless to say, he ex was the last thing on her mind after taking a bite of this!"

mpatterson User ID: 1506301 153996
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2010

"yummy and freezes well"

skymom747 User ID: 1717371 134545
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2009

"Delicious! My family loves it!!!"

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