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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

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November 01, 2017
this gets a five because it is exactly what it says it is, lazy, yet edible. i boiled my own noodles and the sauce and cheese ratios were more than adequate.  the kids loved it.

vimal2691's Review

June 29, 2013
when we read this then we thought that it might be so easy to do but infect we only come to know about is it easy or not when one try to do this by him/herself http://uslifed.com

Lakush13's Review

March 23, 2010
For a low fat, quick version of Lasagna, it was very good as long as you make some easy modifications. I served a Light Ceasar Salad (from a bagged salad kit) and garlic bread with it. The dish definitely needs more sauce and I also feel it could use more meat and cottage cheese mixture. I would add an additional half of everything that is called for, doubling might be too much. When browning the meat, I added Italian Seasonings and a few shakes of crushed red pepper; minced garlic would do well too, but I didn't think of it! A warning before baking, if you see you've run low on sauce and the sauce does not ENTIRELY cover your lasagna noodles, they will end up hard, dried out and crunchy. I would also stick with the cheddar cheese as it gives the dish more flavor than mozzarella does. I used reduced fat white cheddar to keep the traditional Lasagna look!

CNeedham's Review

December 27, 2012
I agree with Lakush13 about adding more of everything to be sure you cover the noodles. I used ground turkey and reduced fat mild cheddar. It was very easy to put together and came out quite tasty!


February 25, 2016
My family really liked this version of lasagna.  I do agree that adding extra of the ingredients would have made it better, but I thought it was very tasty.