This make-ahead casserole has the same appeal as traditional lasagne, but is much less fussy to make. Serve with a leafy green salad and garlic bread to feed a hungry crowd.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
8 to 12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare the noodles according to package directions. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Meanwhile, crumble the beef into a large deep skillet or Dutch oven set over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook, stirring until browned. Stir in the sauce until combined; stir in the noodles.

  • Blend the cottage cheese with the Parmesan cheese. Layer 1/2 of the noodle mixture into a 9 x 13-inch (3 L) casserole. Top with the cottage cheese mixture. Spread the remaining noodle mixture over top. (The casserole can be covered and reserved in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Add an extra 10 minutes to the initial baking time.)

  • Bake, covered, for 20 minutes; uncover and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

Tips

Replace the Broad Noodles with NO YOLKS(R) Extra Broad or Dumpling Noodles.

Substitute ricotta cheese for the cottage cheese if preferred.

Substitute lean ground turkey or chicken for the beef.

Make once, eat twice by preparing this recipe in two, 8-inch baking pans instead of one large casserole. Serve one and freeze the second to thaw ahead and bake on another busy night.

Nutrition Facts

360 calories; protein 23g 46% DV; carbohydrates 37.7g 12% DV; fat 12.1g 19% DV; cholesterol 44.4mg 15% DV; sodium 737.6mg 30% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2017
This is easy and delicious!! I had it as a kid (and it was called "Mock Lasagna" by my mother) but instead of the sprinkled mozzarella we had 8 pieces of American cheese along the top. Better taste! The cottage cheese really adds a good texture too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2017
This is easy and delicious!! I had it as a kid (and it was called "Mock Lasagna" by my mother) but instead of the sprinkled mozzarella we had 8 pieces of American cheese along the top. Better taste! The cottage cheese really adds a good texture too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2017
Love this!! I used Italian Sausage instead of ground beef though just adds more flavor. Much easier than assembling the traditional dish. Also sauteed fresh mushrooms & a chopped green pepper with the onion & garlic just my personal preference. Read More