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Cooking Light magazine's Lazy Lasagna

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"Whip up this easy casserole the next time you're in a hurry. Bottled sauce and pre-shredded cheese make it a snap!"

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook meat in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain well, and return meat to pan. Add sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Combine cottage and Parmesan cheeses in a bowl; set aside. Spread 1/2 cup meat mixture in bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 4 noodles over meat mixture; top with half of cottage cheese mixture, 1 cup meat mixture, and 1/3 cup cheddar cheese. Repeat layers, ending with noodles. Spread remaining meat mixture over noodles.
  4. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with 1/3 cup cheddar cheese, and bake 5 more minutes or until cheese melts. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
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  • Reprinted with permission of Cooking Light® magazine. All rights reserved.
  • CALORIES 275 (20% from fat); FAT 6.2g (sat 2.8g, mono 2.1g, poly 0.4g); PROTEIN 28.1g; CARB 26.1g; FIBER 1.9g; CHOL 43mg; IRON 2.8mg; SODIUM 584mg; CALC 18

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 03, 2004

This is very good. Even better if you drain the cottage cheese for about an hour in a colander. Also, I love to add a thawed, squeezed-out, box of frozen spinach to the cottage cheese, and blend it in the blender. It's pretty as well as very good for you! Tastes yummy too.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 03, 2004

This idea has potential but I found it very bland, even though I used roasted garlic sauce and added spinach. Next time I'll replace the ground round with Italian turkey sausage and mix the cottage cheese and parmesan with egg substitute and herbs. The no boil noodles were great! I'll use them again!


31 Ratings

Apr 20, 2003

Delicious! I almost like this recipe better than my regular lasagna recipe that takes forever to make! This is so quick...I used Barilla's no boil lasagna noodles...and so tasty. My family loved it and I love the fewer calories for a change.

Apr 20, 2003

My husband who would die if I made him a low fat meal, absolutely loved this lasagna! I used ground turkey and added about 1/2 cup more cheese. By using Classico sausage spaghetti sauce, it added another punch of flavor! We even froze the left-overs to enjoy for a quick meal later! Try it! You'll enjoy it!

Apr 20, 2003

This was fast, easy and very tasty. I seasoned the ground turkey and added bell peppers to it.

Jan 03, 2004

Remember folks- this is a light recipe! Sure, there's not much sauce, cheese,etc.- but for 275 calories it's great! Like the other reviewer said, you get a decent size piece. I added 1 clove of garlic & about 1/2 cup chopped onion to the meat as it cooked. This helps flavor the meat. I also used Muir Glen organic sun-dried tomato sauce- It was wonderful. I also used ricotta instead of cottage cheese. You can have bread or a salad with it & it's still an ultra low cal meal.

Apr 20, 2003

Great recipe for easy lasagna! Also works with American Beauty's oven-ready noodles (uncooked).

Apr 20, 2003

This was the best lasagna I have ever made, and it is somewhat healthy for you! I followed the recipe, although I could not find the low-fat spaghetti sauce, and I added a little more shredded cheese. This is a keeper!


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