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Lazy Lasagna

Yield 9 servings
Lasagna typically takes longer to put together than it does to cook. Precooked noodles and prepackaged convenience products, however, make this a zip to prepare.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground round
  • 1 (26-ounce) jar low-fat spaghetti sauce
  • 1 (16-ounce) carton fat-free cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (8-ounce) package precooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) preshredded reduced-fat mild cheddar cheese
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 275
  • caloriesfromfat 20 %
  • fat 6.2 g
  • satfat 2.8 g
  • monofat 2.1 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 28.1 g
  • carbohydrate 26.1 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 43 mg
  • iron 2.8 mg
  • sodium 584 mg
  • calcium 181 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  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. Combine cottage and Parmesan cheeses in a bowl; set aside.

  3. 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. Cover and bake at 350° 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.