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Cheesy Beef Lasagna

Cheesy Beef Lasagna
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 8
Try this hearty lasagna recipe with layers of pasta, ground beef and three types of cheeses - a perfect Italian dinner for your Thanksgiving feast.
Updated February 18, 2014

Ingredients

  • 12 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 container (24 oz) 4% small-curd cottage cheese
  • 1 container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated basil pesto
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (10 oz)
  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 2 jars (24 oz each) tomato and basil pasta sauce

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain lasagna noodles as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, eggs, pesto and salt. Stir in 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Set aside.
  • 3
    In 12-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in pasta sauce.
  • 4
    Spread 1 cup beef mixture in baking dish; top with 3 noodles and 2 1/2 cups cheese mixture. Top with 3 noodles, 2 cups beef mixture and 3 more noodles. Top with remaining cheese mixture, 3 noodles and remaining beef mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese.
  • 5
    Cover; bake 40 to 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 20 minutes longer or until cheese is browned. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
680
Total Fat
35g
0%
Saturated Fat
15g
0%
Sodium
1590mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
0%
Dietary Fiber
9g
0%
Protein
48g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 3 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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