Easy Cheesy Lasagna

Easy Cheesy Lasagna
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Calories 401 cals
Total Fat 17 g
Cholesterol 112 mg
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sodium 934 mg
Protein 28 g
Total Carbohydrate 34 g

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Time to Table: 1 Hour 20 Minutes

Serves: 12


  • 2 1/2 cups Daisy Cottage Cheese
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 24-25oz jars prepared marinara sauce
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 12 no-boil lasagna noodles*


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Drain the cottage cheese in a fine mesh strainer. Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Add the prepared pasta sauce; set aside. In a medium bowl mix the beaten eggs, drained cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, and 1 1/2 cup of Mozzarella cheese. Starting with the sauce, layer the sauce, noodles, and cheese mixture in a 9x13 inch baking dish. (Noodles will not completely cover sauce – they swell as they cook.) Repeat the layers twice. Slightly press the noodles down into the sauce and then top with the remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until brown and bubbly. Let the lasagna stand for 15 minutes before serving to aid in slicing. *There are several brands of no-boil lasagna noodles, varying in size. Use enough noodles to make 3 layers.


Average Rating:
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Lesley 07/21/2018

Very good but too saucy. I left out half of the spaghetti sauce mixture, and it still had plenty. I didn't need to drain the cottage cheese either, and it turned out great.

Picasa 06/09/2018

You need to put a Daisy ricotta cheese on the market because Italian food is never made with cottage cheese. I love Daisy products but not in lasagna.

Graphics Guru 04/08/2018

I have made lasagna with ricotta cheese and with cottage cheese. I honestly cannot tell the difference, and since cottage cheese is cheaper than ricotta...

Lasagna lover 03/28/2018

Someone wrote that they had a mess when she drained the cottage cheese. Here's how I do it with no mess at all. I line my mesh strainer with cheesecloth. Then I put the lined strainer into a bowl large enough to hold it. I put the cottage cheese into the lined strainer, then put a smaller bowl on top. I gently press down on the smaller bowl, forcing the liquid out through the cheesecloth and strainer into the large bowl. This has always worked great for me with no mess at all. Good luck! I'm looking forward to trying this recipe. I love lasagna but finding a recipe that stands up when you serve it has been my problem.

lmf112 02/10/2018

oh my. it's true, some people do use cottage cheese in their lasagna. maybe Daisy can make a ricotta and update this recipe, it will be a 1000x better.

fuentes 01/14/2018

Made this for a family get together, everyone raves how about how good it was. I substituted cottage cheese with Rigatta cheese and substituted mild sausage in Lou of ground beef.

Denise 01/14/2018

I made this for my family last night and they loved it. I used the exact ingredients and it came out perfectly, the recipe was very easy to follow and I will make this for my next dinner party. Thanks for sharing, Denise

Sweets 12/03/2017

Good morning! I made this Easy Cheesy Lasagna a couple of weeks ago and it was grrrreat. The only problem I had was with the cottage cheese, draining the liquid off. But the mess was well worth it. Thanks a million.

Goofy 10/17/2017

Can I substitute cottage cheese for ricotta cheese?

RTRIPPLE63 07/25/2017

This recipe was delicious and flavorful. The taste is better when you use the better quality sauce Bertolli and fresh homemade noodles. Only two layers are needed. Use fresh cottage cheese and you will not have to worry about draining the cottage cheese.

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