Shortcut Lasagna

Shortcut Lasagna

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"A lasagna with some time-saving steps that is still yummy."
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1 h 15 m servings 282 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 282 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.8g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 20.3 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 576 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * 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.


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  1. Crumble beef and garlic into a 2-quart microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave on high until beef is no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Stir and drain beef. Add spaghetti sauce and water.
  2. Combine cottage cheese, eggs, and black pepper in another bowl.
  3. Spread about 1/2 cup meat mixture in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Arrange half the lasagna noodles over sauce and spread with cottage cheese mixture. Top cottage cheese mixture with half the spinach, half the meat sauce, and half the mozzarella cheese; repeat each layer.
  4. Cover baking dish with heavy-duty plastic wrap and heat in microwave on high for 8 minutes. Continue to heat in microwave on medium until noodles are tender and cheese is melted, 30 to 32 minutes, turning dish occasionally. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and allow lasagna to rest for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.


  • Cook's Note:
  • I cooked in the oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for an hour because my microwave was too small for a 13x9, and it worked good.


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Flavor was good, hard not to mess up on that with bottled sauce. The recipe doesn't specify the type (boil or no boil) noodles, so I used boil type so not much time saved for me. However, my fa...

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