NO YOLKS® Cheater Lasagne


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 to 12 servings


  • 1 (12 ounce) package NO YOLKS® Broad Noodles

  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 4 ⅔ cups tomato and basil pasta sauce

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 cups 2% cottage cheese

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.)

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


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 (per serving)

360 Calories
12g Fat
38g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 738mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 224mg 17%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 476mg 10%

* 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.