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Quick and Easy Lasagna Recipe
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Quick and Easy Lasagna

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"Older children can pitch in to help put this easy casserole together for a family-style dinner."

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  • PREP

    30 mins

    1 hr 45 mins


  1. Cook meat in a large skillet over medium-high heat until brown, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon and breaking up the meat. Remove skillet from heat. Place colander over bowl. Spoon meat into colander and let fat drain into bowl. Return meat to skillet. Discard fat.
  2. Spoon 1 cup of Classico® Four Cheese pasta sauce in the bottom of a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Stir remaining Classico® Four Cheese pasta sauce into meat in skillet. Cook over medium heat until hot, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Remove meat mixture from heat.
  3. Place 2 uncooked noodles on sauce in bottom of dish. Spread one-third of the meat mixture on top of noodles. Spread 3/4 cup of the cottage cheese over meat. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese over cottage cheese. Add another layer of 2 uncooked noodles, one-third of the meat mixture, the rest of the cottage cheese, and 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Layer remaining uncooked noodles, meat mixture, and mozzarella cheese. Finally, sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top, if you like.
  4. Cover baking dish with foil. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let stand on a cooling rack with foil cover in place for 15 minutes. Carefully remove foil from dish so steam escapes away from you. Makes 6 servings.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 07, 2012

I made this lasagna for supper tonight and it was very good. The only problem I had with it was that it didn't stay together too well when plated for supper. However, the leftovers were much easier to pick up and did not fall apart so i would advise to let it stand about 20 minutes instead of the 10 that the recipe suggests. My entire family enjoyed it very much so I will definitely make it again soon.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 28, 2013

I didn't get very good results from this recipe. I followed exactly what it said to do and my lasagna noodles turned out under cooked. Also, there where to many noodles and not enough of the sauce, meat, and cheese. If you want to try this recipe, I suggest boiling the noodles first, only putting one layer of noodles instead of two for each section of the lasagna, and doubling the cottage cheese, mozzarella, and hamburger.

Feb 07, 2013

This recipe is great! I love it! I have made it many times and it has always turned out great!

May 14, 2013

I loved this! I added 4 cups of mozzarella to this because I love cheese and exchanged the cottage cheese for ricotta because that's my personal preference. Also I used Hunt's spaghetti sauce because I despise Classico. I may make this again but maybe spend a little more time on the sauce by adding roasted garlic. For a recipe in a pinch, this will do however!

Apr 07, 2013

This is a quick and simple recipe. Everyone loved it great taste and will definetly do this one again soon.

Nov 29, 2013

My husband expressed regret that we didn't have a frozen lasagna in the freezer and I said, nah those inks are chock full of sodium and other things. I'll make a lasagna because I have the supplies (we are trying to eat better.) I found this recipe because I had cottage cheese not ricotta cheese. I made it according to the directions except I used zesty hunts spaghetti sauce (sorry Classico) and I added some garlic seasoning. It was great!!! Homemade and frozen take the exact same amount go time...the only difference was browning the meat -- so what an extra ten minutes, small labor for being able to control the ingredients. I highly recommend this dish!!!

Jan 15, 2014

This is close to how I make my own lasagna, so there's no reason for me to post my recipe. It is easy and it is GOOD! I have a 7 year old in my house who hates tomato sauce, but since she helps me "layer" the lasagna (I put the sauce, she puts on the cottage cheese) she LOVES it. This is done in no time flat and can make Lasagna night any time! Best part? You don't have to cook the noodles!

May 02, 2013

Quick and easy like the title says and delicious! I used lean ground turkey instead of beef and had no problems whatsoever with this recipe. Dinner party guests raved, there were no leftovers at all (which sad to say but I was hoping for some!). This recipe is a keeper!!


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  • Calories
  • 386 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.9 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 17.1 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 28.7 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 810 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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