Recipe By Joanie Heger
Published Feb 7th
Prep 15m Cook 1h Additional 10m Ready In 1h 25m
Servings 12 servings Calories 376.9

My family loves lasagna, but sometimes I lack the time for the long version. This is easy and satisfies everyone. Try it tonight!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 (32 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 32 ounces cottage cheese
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • ½ cup water

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large skillet over medium heat brown the ground beef. Drain the grease. Add spaghetti sauce and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. 2 In a large bowl, mix together the cottage cheese, 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese, eggs, half of the grated Parmesan cheese, dried parsley, salt and ground black pepper.
  3. 3 To assemble, in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish evenly spread 3/4 cup of the sauce mixture. Cover with 3 uncooked lasagna noodles, 1 3/4 cup of the cheese mixture, and 1/4 cup sauce. Repeat layers once more: top with 3 noodles, remaining sauce, remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Add 1/2 cup water to the edges of the pan. Cover with aluminum foil.
  4. 4 Bake in a preheated 350 degree F(175 degrees C) oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 376.9
  • Carbohydrate 26.4 g
  • Cholesterol 89.5 mg
  • Fat 16.7 g
  • Fiber 2.6 g
  • Protein 29.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.2 g
  • Sodium 870.3 mg
  • Sugar 7.8 g


  1. It's quick to fix but the flavor was not the best.
  2. The easiest and best tasting lasagna I've made, including authentic Italian recipes that take twice as long. This takes 30 minutes to prepare, only because I add mushrooms and onions to the meat. I scale it down for a 9X9 pan. The amount of cottage cheese is too much - I used 12 oz. for - Read more ...
  3. I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe, but I recommend adding about 50% more spaghetti sauce, because otherwise, it's a little dry. With that suggestion, it is the perfect lasagna!
  4. This recipe was a fantastic starting point! My husband as of late has been a very picky eater had two servings!!! When browning the ground beef I added some lawrys seasoning salt, freash onion, 2 freash chopped cloves of garlic, some parsley, oregano, garlic powder, and some italian seasonsing, then with making the sauce, I - Read more ...
  5. My husbands absolute favorite thing to eat is lasagna and I've been looking for an easy to make lasagna recipe- paticularly one where I didn't have to boil the noodles and one I could use store bought sauce. He's a pretty tough lasagna critic and he liked it alot. This was so easy to make - Read more ...
  6. Very good. Indeed, the amount of cheese mixture is WAY too much for this recipe. I used 1 15-oz. containter of ricotta with same amount of eggs, mozzarella, parm, and replacing dried parsley with about 4 tbs fresh, and I replaced the 1/2 c. water with 1/4 c. water and 1/4 c. red wine. Very - Read more ...
  7. This is the tastiest "Fast" recipe for lasagna I have found. My family loves it, and since my husband is a garlic fanatic, I mince two cloves of garlic into the hamburger when it fries. Its an easy way to enhance the flavor.
  8. This recipe saved the day when I had 5 college kids drop by for dinner unexpectedly. I used the "no-boil" lasagna noodles, mild Italian sausage instead of hamburg, and 60 ounces of spaghetti sauce, leaving out the water. I also layered in some fresh baby spinach leaves. It was a big hit!! Thanks!!
  9. This lasagna was great! I was looking for an easy lasagna recipe and I've found it. I did use more spaghetti sauce than the recipe called for.
  10. I am a novice cook and I have always wanted to make lasagna. This recipe was perfect it was so easy and it was delicious! It made me look like an expert thank you! I substituted some of the mozzarella with cheddar it was so cheesy! And I was so impressed with the way the - Read more ...

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