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Classic Lasagna with Cottage Cheese

by Andrea Updyke

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This easy lasagna with cottage cheese recipe is quick, simple, and so delicious! Make it using no-boil noodles to save even more time. My family loves this classic Italian meal.

Growing up, my mom used to let us choose our birthday dinner and my choice was almost always her delicious lasagna recipe. To me, it was a really special meal. I had no idea how simple it is to make! 

You could say that traditional lasagna recipes call for ricotta cheese as the main filling, but my mom often used cottage cheese instead. I like it both ways, but typically reach for the cottage cheese myself so I thought I would share!

Lasagna serving

Classic Lasagna with Cottage Cheese

Homemade Lasagna is Easy to Make

After I had kids, I found myself reaching for frozen lasagna because it seemed so much easier to make.

But the truth is, it takes so little time to make it from scratch and there is no comparison when it comes to taste!

Lasagna ingredients

If you are short on time, feel free to use your favorite jar sauce and no-boil noodles. The most you will need to do is cook your ground beef and layer it up. 

When you are ready to mix your filling, I like to plop the egg right into my container of cottage cheese and mix it up. Why dirty another bowl?

Cottage cheese with egg

Lasagna sauce

I pushed back on no-boil noodles for so long because I didn’t think they could really work, but I finally gave it a go a few years ago and it saves so much time! 

I also find they are a little easier to work with during the layering process. 

Lasagna layers

Once everything is layered up, top it with the rest of your sauce and cheese and bake. 

As you can see I like it lighter on the sauce and a little well done. If you like your lasagna more gooey, add more sauce on top and don’t bake it quite as long. 

Lasagna overhead

How to Make Lasagna with Cottage Cheese

Now that I am back in the habit of making my own lasagna, I can’t imagine eating frozen again. It’s just too good! 

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Lasagna with Cottage Cheese

Lasagna with Cottage Cheese

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Quick and easy lasagna with cottage cheese recipe. Make it using no-boil noodles and jar sauce to save even more time. My family loves this classic Italian meal.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg lasagna noodles
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 45oz jar pasta sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 16oz tub cottage cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Brown ground beef and drain
  3. Stir beef and pasta sauce together
  4. Mix one egg into cottage cheese
  5. in 9x13 pan, layer ingredients starting with sauce, then cottage cheese, mozzarella and noodles.
  6. Repeat layers topping with sauce and cheese
  7. Bake for 40-50 minutes until desired doneness.
  8. Salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

A note on pans: If using a glass pan, reduce heat slightly or shorten the cook time. Check in the last 10 minutes or so to prevent overcooking.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 1088mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 27g

Nutrition information is estimated and may vary based on products used. Please verify with your ingredients.

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