Classic and Simple Meat Lasagna


This lasagna with ground beef and whole wheat noodles is an easy, yet hearty family-pleasing dish.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 35 mins
1 9x13-inch lasagna


  • 12 whole wheat lasagna noodles

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (16 ounce) package cottage cheese

  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 2 eggs

  • 4 ½ cups tomato-basil pasta sauce

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add lasagna noodles and cook for 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  3. Meanwhile, place ground beef, garlic, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until beef is crumbly and evenly browned, about 10 minutes.

  4. Mix cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, and eggs together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.

  5. Lay 4 noodles side by side on the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan; top with a layer of prepared tomato-basil sauce, a layer of ground beef mixture, and a layer of cottage cheese mixture. Repeat layers twice more, ending with a layer of sauce; sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the lasagna is bubbling and the cheese has melted, about 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake until cheese has begun to brown, about 10 more minutes. Allow to stand at least 10 minutes before serving.

    Classic and Simple Meat Lasagna
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

501 Calories
19g Fat
47g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 501
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 999mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 361mg 28%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 717mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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