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Quick-Fix Lasagna

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  3 reviews
  • 25 min prep time
  • 2 hr 0 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 12 servings
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Green Giant® spinach and ground beef provides a simple addition to this hearty lasagna casserole. Perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
jar (28 oz) chunky tomato pasta sauce
3/4
cup water
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen spinach
2
eggs
1
container (24 oz) cottage cheese
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon parsley flakes
8
uncooked lasagna noodles
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. In 12-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked. Drain.
  • 2 Reduce heat to low. Stir in pasta sauce and water. Cook until thoroughly heated.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cook spinach as directed on box; squeeze to drain well. In large bowl, beat eggs. Add cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese and parsley flakes; mix well.
  • 4 Heat oven to 350°F. Spoon 1 cup beef sauce into baking dish. Arrange 4 lasagna noodles over sauce, breaking to fit if necessary. Spoon half of remaining sauce over noodles. Top with all of spinach. Evenly spoon half of cottage cheese mixture over spinach. Top with 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers of noodles, beef sauce and cottage cheese mixture. Cover tightly with foil.
  • 5 Bake 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes or until hot, bubbly and lasagna noodles are tender. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

No need to boil the lasagna noodles before layering the casserole. The extra liquid in the recipe provides moisture for the noodles.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
75mg
26%
Sodium
760mg
32%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Protein
26g
26%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%
45%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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