Back to Potluck Lasagna

Print Options


Card Sizes

Potluck Lasagna Recipe

Potluck Lasagna Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Potluck Lasagna

Sort By :
MaureenCK 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 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 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 134548
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

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

driv0656 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 153996
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2010

"yummy and freezes well"

skymom747 134545
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2009

"Delicious! My family loves it!!!"

Loading Image

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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