Quick, easy lasagna that tastes great!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
7
Yield:
7 servings
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add lasagna noodles and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  • In a skillet, brown ground beef. Using a fork, mix cottage cheese, eggs, garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper. In a separate bowl combine tomato paste and tomato sauce.

  • In a 9x13 inch baking pan, layer noodles, ground beef, tomato sauce mixture and cottage cheese mixture. Two layers of each will fit. Cover with tin foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove tin foil the last 8 minutes of baking time.

Nutrition Facts

491 calories; protein 38g; carbohydrates 39.7g; fat 20.3g; cholesterol 126.4mg; sodium 936.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (69)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2006
This WAS an easy and quick recipe for your basic lasagna HOWEVER I did alter it a bit!:) I added chopped onion and 3 cloves minced fresh garlic to the ground beef while it was browning along with a teaspoon or so of Paula Deen's House Seasoning (Jane's Krazy Mixed Up Salt and pepper would work too). After the beef was browned I sauteed a small bag of fresh baby spinach in garlic and olive oil and added it to the layers. I also added the House Seasoning to the cottage cheese mixture and used bottled pasta sauce instead of the other. My picky 5 yr old daughter actually asked for "MORE MASAGNA"! It was flavorful and I was able to sneak some green in for my picky eater! Will definately make this again!:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/24/2011
Thank you for the FAST lasagna recipe! My husband liked it but the tomato sauce was too strong for me. If I try it again I'll probably use a Ragu sauce instead. Like others I added mozzarella to the top of the cottage cheese layers. Read More
(7)
94 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2006
This WAS an easy and quick recipe for your basic lasagna HOWEVER I did alter it a bit!:) I added chopped onion and 3 cloves minced fresh garlic to the ground beef while it was browning along with a teaspoon or so of Paula Deen's House Seasoning (Jane's Krazy Mixed Up Salt and pepper would work too). After the beef was browned I sauteed a small bag of fresh baby spinach in garlic and olive oil and added it to the layers. I also added the House Seasoning to the cottage cheese mixture and used bottled pasta sauce instead of the other. My picky 5 yr old daughter actually asked for "MORE MASAGNA"! It was flavorful and I was able to sneak some green in for my picky eater! Will definately make this again!:) Read More
(137)
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2006
I used no-boil lasagna noodles which made it even easier!!! My family loved this lasagna - everyone wanted seconds. I did add some basil & oregano to taste and mozzarella cheese melted on top. I also used twice the amount of tomato sauce. I know - sounds like a lot of changes but isn't that why we read the reviews and rate the recipes. I get a lot of good ideas from the comments. Hope this helps. Very easy and good recipe!! Read More
(113)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2003
AWESOME!I'm only 15 and it was my first time ever making lasagna..It was fab! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2007
I have a really good lasagna recipe that takes a long time to prepare, good for weekends when you don't mind cooking for hours, so I was looking for a good quick and easy recipe for weeknights, and I think this recipe is just as good! It was quick and easy and sooo delicious! The only thing I did differently was to use 1 lb. of hamburger and 1/2 lb. sausage, and I added the tomato sauce mixture to the meat mixture with 1 tsp. of italian seasoning and let it simmer for a few minutes. I also added a little parmesan to the cottage cheese mixture and covered the top with mozzarella. It was GREAT! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2007
It's amazing! I'm constantly asked to make this lasagna! Although I add a package of frozen spinach to the cottage cheese mixture (it's how my mother used to make it). Also I only do one big layer of the cottage cheese mixture in the middle and two layers of the tomato mixture above and below. With this recipe I usually have to add more tomato sauce from the jar and top it off with a couple generous handfuls of grated mozzerella cheese Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2007
I was looking for a recipe close to Mom's and so far this is the closest although we prefer ricotta to cottage cheese. (I made the substitution when I tried this recipe along with Barilla's no-boil lasanga noodles.) I've also used this as a base for veggie lasagna. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2007
Good Lasagna! Im 17 and this was my first try at it. All I did different was add mushrooms into the sauce and cheese on top of it. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2005
This was an easy Lasagna receipe for busy nights. I did saute an onion and 3 garlic cloves in butter then added it to the sauce and added mozz. cheese between layers. My family loved this and I will make again.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2006
I loved this recipe.. I had to add mozzarella cheese though. and it turned out great! I would recommend adding cheese.. it really made the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/24/2011
Thank you for the FAST lasagna recipe! My husband liked it but the tomato sauce was too strong for me. If I try it again I'll probably use a Ragu sauce instead. Like others I added mozzarella to the top of the cottage cheese layers. Read More
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