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Potluck Lasagna

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
  • Makes
    12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups 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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • 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.
  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer 3 noodles, half of the cottage cheese mixture, 1 cup mozzarella cheese and half of the meat sauce. Repeat layers.
  • 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 thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
  • To use frozen lasagna: Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Bake as directed.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 238 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 552mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • s_pants
    Oct 19, 2017

    We all loved it!

  • MaureenCK
    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
    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
    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
    Oct 21, 2010

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

  • driv0656
    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
    Mar 13, 2010

    yummy and freezes well

  • skymom747
    Jun 16, 2009

    Delicious! My family loves it!!!

  • glb
    May 5, 2008

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  • strongkat
    May 10, 2006

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