This recipe, adapted to use the traditional flavors of Classico® Pasta Sauce, was originally submitted by Allrecipes home cook Joanie Heger.

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15 mins
1 hr
10 mins
1 hr 25 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a large skillet over medium heat brown the ground beef. Drain the grease. Add pasta sauce and simmer for 5 minutes.

  • In a large bowl, mix together the cottage cheese, 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese, eggs, half of the grated Parmesan cheese, dried parsley, salt and ground black pepper.

  • To assemble, in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish evenly spread 3/4 cup of the sauce mixture. Cover with 3 lasagna noodles, 1 3/4 cup of the cheese mixture, and 1/4 cup sauce. Repeat layers twice. Top with 3 noodles, remaining sauce, remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Add 1/2 cup water to the edges of the pan. Cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree F(175 degrees C) oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

317 calories; protein 28.1g; carbohydrates 15.9g; fat 15.3g; cholesterol 88.7mg; sodium 752.7mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (33)

Rating: 5 stars
Very tasty recipe! It was super easy to make. The only change I made was using ricotta instead of cottage cheese. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very nice recipe! This is the first time I have made homemade lasagna and it turned out great! The only changes I made were adding chopped onions and diced black olives to the cheese mixture, and I used garlic salt instead of table salt. This recipe is definately a hit at our house! Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My family had second helpings! Be aware that you will need 1-1/2 jar Classico; that you center the noodles & everything else in the dish (3 noodles do not take up all the space); and you can layer 1/2 c (vs 1/4) sauce after cheese mix and not run out. The flavor and consistency were wonderful even with the cottage cheese (vs ricotta), no boil noodles and the water around the edge, which I was worried about. It came out delish. Hope that helps someone. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I used half the meat called for and added in chopped vegetables; zucchini, onion, garlic, peppers, mushrooms and a can of organic diced tomatoes, that I rinsed and drained. (I've really got to stretch my meat budget so filling in with vegetables bumps up the flavor and is a nice filler.) I actually used an organic sauce (Italian Herb) and I cooked my noodles ahead of time because I did not have the no-boil noodles on hand. The water was not needed. This was quick and simple, which I really appreciated, plus my dinner guests loved it. Quite adaptable to any budget and stretches really well to feed an army. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was a very good simple lasagna. Prep time was a little more than 15 min. Sent my hubby to the store for the ingredients. I forgot to put Parmesan cheese on the list, but was still very good. We like Prego sauce so used the traditional flavor of that. I'm sure you can use whatever is your favorite. I was a little uncertain about putting the water in the pan, and was afraid it would be too runny. When I took it out, it was very soupy, but as it cooled some it thickened up. There's just two of us so the 9x13 pan was plenty. The leftovers will be really good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! I made this for my family when I was home from college. It's simple and easy, and it turns out GREAT! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
worked fine. kids liked it and it was a little bit quicker than some lasagna recipes. thanks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I can't cook to save my life, but my boyfriend and I joined culinary forces to put this recipe together, and we did well! I used ricotta cheese instead, but that was the only change we made. We will use this recipe again and again! Too easy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Super easy to make and my family loves it. I have made this recipe twice now, no adjustments needed. Takes me about 25 mins of prep time though. Read More