Skip to Content

Quick Lasagna

  • Save Recipe
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 4
  • Save
  • Print
  • Pinterest
  • Facebook
  • Email
Ready to Make?
  • Save
  • Shop
  • Share
  • Keep Screen On
Looking for an Italian-inspired dinner? Then check out this ground beef lasagna packed with three types of cheese – a scrumptious meal!
Updated Oct 22, 2010
  • Save
  • Shop
  • Share
  • Keep Screen On


  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    10-inch skillet; 8- or 9-inch square pan
  • tip 2
    To make ahead, assemble the lasagna, but do not bake it. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate no longer than 24 hours. Bake as directed in step 6, increasing the first bake time to 40 minutes.
  • tip 3
    You can substitute ricotta cheese for the cottage cheese. Ricotta is drier in texture than cottage cheese. Look for it in the dairy case near the cottage cheese.
  • tip 4
    Spread 1/4 cup beef mixture in pan; top with noodles. Spread 1/2 cup beef mixture over noodles.
  • tip 5
    After beef mixture and noodles are layered, spread 1/2 cup cottage cheese over beef mixture. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese.


430 Calories, 18g Total Fat, 36g Protein, 33g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
© 2024 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved