Best Ever Lasagna Made With Cottage Cheese

October 20, 2020Jessica Ashcroft

This classic Italian Lasagna made with Cottage Cheese is as delicious as it is easy to make! Featuring three different kinds of cheese and a savory red meat sauce, this lasagna recipe is scrumptious.

Lasagna made with cottage cheese served on white dish.

Every cook needs a good lasagna recipe.

And this one is as authentic as it comes!

My half-Italian mother has been making this lasagna as long as I can remember. She got the recipe from her mom who got it from my Italian great-grandma.

One of the best parts is that it uses so few ingredients. No long grocery list needed to prepare this lasagana made with cottage cheese!

Ingredients

Lasagna layers in baking dish.

1 pound ground beef

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste

2 (14 oz.) cans tomatoes

1 teaspoon salt

¾ teaspoon pepper

½ teaspoon oregano

9 lasagna noodles

1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese

1 (12 oz.) carton cottage cheese

Grated parmesan cheese

How to Prepare Lasagna Made with Cottage Cheese

Lasagna with cottage cheese in glass baking dish.

BROWN: Brown ground beef and garlic in a small amount of oil.

ADD: Add tomato paste, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and oregano.

COVER: Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

COOK: Cook noodles as directed on package. 

PREHEAT: Heat oven to 350 degrees.

ASSEMBLE: Alternate layers of meat sauce, noodles, and cheeses in baking dish beginning and ending with meat sauce.

BAKE: Bake 20 to 30 minutes until bubbling and finish with grated parmesan cheese on top.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

Lasagna with cottage cheese in a glass dish.

If you’d like to save some calories and fat, you can substitute ground turkey for ground beef (that’s how I always make it!).

The sauce can be a little runny if you serve this lasagna right out of the oven, so drain off a little of the tomato juice before you add them to the sauce if you like a thicker sauce.

If you’d like even more sauce, add another can of tomatoes for 42 oz. total.

If you don’t like grated parmesan cheese, you can top the lasagna with more grated mozzarella.

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Best Ever Lasagna Made With Cottage Cheese

Best Ever Lasagna Made With Cottage Cheese

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This delicious Italian lasagna made with cottage cheese features three different kinds of cheese and a savory red meat sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
  • 2 (14 oz.) cans tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (12 oz.) carton cottage cheese
  • Grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

    1. Brown ground beef and garlic in a small amount of oil.
    2. Add tomato paste, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and oregano.
    3. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
    4. Cook noodles as directed on package. 
    5. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
    6. Alternate layers of meat sauce, noodles, and cheeses in baking dish beginning and ending with meat sauce.
    7. Bake 20 to 30 minutes until bubbly and finish with grated parmesan cheese. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 341mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 17g
Try this easy cottage cheese lasaga recipe for family dinner!

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