Quick Lasagna

Bake this Italian-style casserole dish for dinner using three types of cheese, precooked lasagna noodles and ground beef.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
clove garlic
1/2
pound ground beef
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1
cup spaghetti sauce
6
purchased precooked or oven-ready lasagna noodles (each about 7x3 inches)
1
container (12 ounces) reduced-fat cottage cheese (1 1/2 cups)
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Heat the oven to 400°. Peel and finely chop the garlic. Cook the beef and garlic in the skillet over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the beef is brown; drain.
  • 2 Stir the Italian seasoning and spaghetti sauce into the beef. Spread 1/4 cup of the beef mixture in the ungreased square pan.
  • 3 Top with 2 noodles, placing them so they do not overlap or touch the sides of the pan because they will expand as they bake. Spread about 1/2 cup of the remaining beef mixture over the noodles.
  • 4 Spread about 1/2 cup of the cottage cheese over the beef mixture. Sprinkle with about 1/3 cup of the mozzarella cheese.
  • 5 Repeat layering twice more, beginning with 2 more noodles and following directions in steps 3 and 4 Sprinkle with the parmesan cheese.
  • 6 Cover with aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes. Carefully remove the foil, and continue baking about 10 minutes longer or until lasagna is bubbly around the edges and looks very hot. Let stand 10 minutes, so the lasagna will become easier to cut and serve.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    430
    (
    Calories from Fat
    160),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    18g
    18%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    55mg
    55%;
    Sodium
    980mg
    980%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    33g
    33%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    36g
    36%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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