Rice Lasagna


This lasagna-style dish is made with cooked rice instead of noodles. It has a very simple ingredient list which makes this a great base recipe.

close up view of a Rice Lasagna in a baking dish
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 3 cups cooked rice, cooled

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¾ cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided

  • 2 ¼ cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 2 cups cottage cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Add spaghetti sauce and garlic powder.

  3. Mix rice, eggs, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Mix 2 cups mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese in another bowl.

  4. Spread 1/2 of the rice mixture in a 3-quart baking dish, followed by 1/2 of the cheese mixture and 1/2 of the meat sauce. Repeat layers. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese over final layer of meat sauce.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

461 Calories
20g Fat
35g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 461
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 975mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 409mg 31%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 523mg 11%

* 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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