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Lasagna Toss

This easy skillet dish tastes just like lasagna without all the layering prep work. It's perfect for busy weeknights! —Sharon Martin, Denver, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-3/4 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 6 ounces spiral noodles, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup small curd 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Minced fresh basil


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, brown beef with onion, garlic and salt. Stir in spaghetti sauce; simmer until heated. Remove 1 cup meat sauce; set aside. Stir noodles into the remaining sauce. Place half of the noodle mixture in a greased 2-qt. casserole. Cover with cottage cheese and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  • Add remaining noodle mixture; top with reserved meat sauce and remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover; bake for 20-25 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with basil.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 436 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 885mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • Violet
    May 13, 2020

    I love this recipe! My family goes crazy for it, it has become a favorite in our house. I always double this recipe, just so I can have enough leftover for my husbands lunch the next day. Speaking of that, it reheats very well!

  • Bonnie
    Apr 17, 2020

    Duh, it's NOT lasagna, without lasagna pasta.

  • Diane
    Apr 2, 2020

    I liked this recipe and it was easy, I made it as is but did use a mix of cottage cheese and ricotta as that is what I had on hand. When I make it again, and I will, I will use more pasta than the 6 oz....I don't think that was enough pasta compared to the 1 lb of meat. Using more pasta, may have to add more sauce...but I'll try it! A very good recipe though, thank you!

  • ubu
    Jan 12, 2020

    We love lasagna, so I wasn’t sure how good this would be compared to the real thing. My husband said it is his new favorite casserole! It is a keeper.

  • Catbird513
    Jan 11, 2020

    My husband and I loved this. The only thing I did different was use Fontina cheese in place of mozzarella.

  • NH-rescue
    Dec 31, 2019

    Quick, easy, and tasty! Works well with big pasta like rigatoni or cavatappi. I mixed the cottage cheese with some ricotta (about 50-50.) A salad rounds out the meal nicely.

  • MEP54
    Aug 13, 2019

    I have made this recipe many times. It is so easy and so delicious. The only change I made was to use ricotta instead of cottage cheese.

  • marybigelow
    Aug 9, 2019

    I also used Ricotta in place of the cottage cheese, and I used ground Italian Sausage instead of the ground beef. It was a big hit with the Lions Club. Will definitely make again.

  • cynandtom
    Apr 16, 2019

    The only change I made was using ricotta instead of cottage cheese. Delicious!! A great make-ahead. Next time I think I will double it and Make One-Freeze.

  • ReneeMurby
    Apr 13, 2019

    Yummy comfort food. Simple and easy to prepare even after a full day at work. I served with a nice Chianti.