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Quick Lasagna
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Quick Lasagna
Makes: 9 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
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Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 45 minutesTotal time: 55 minutes


1 pound
lean ground beef (15% fat)
large onion, chopped
1 clove
garlic, minced, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups
spaghetti sauce
4 Tablespoons
fresh parsley, or 4 teaspoons dried
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
1 pint
(2 cups) low-fat cottage cheese
2⁄3 cup
shredded mozzarella cheese
uncooked lasagna noodles
1⁄3 cup
grated parmesan cheese


  1. Cook ground beef over medium-high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet) until it is no longer pink.
  2. Drain fat, add onion, and cook until onion is clear.
  3. Add garlic, 1 cup of the spaghetti sauce, and herbs; spread evenly in skillet.
  4. Reduce heat to low (200 degrees in an electric skillet), spread cottage cheese over mixture, and sprinkle with half of the mozzarella. Top with 4 noodles, breaking remaining 2 to fill in open spaces.
  5. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce evenly over the top of noodles; gently press noodles down to moisten.
  6. Cover and simmer 15 minutes until noodles are tender. Top with remaining cheeses, cover, and simmer 2 more minutes or until cheeses are melted.
  7. Let stand, covered, 5-10 minutes before serving.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


Use Food Hero Quick Tomato Pasta Sauce for the spaghetti sauce.

Serving Size: 
1 cup
Nutritional Label: 
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  • whole wheat garlic bread
  • a glass of low-fat milk
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