Farm-ous Beef Lasagna

Conceived by rancher and blogger, Val Wagner, this lasagna recipe uses cottage cheese for an unexpected twist to simplify this classic dish.

  • 1 hr
    20 min
  • 8
    SERVINGS
  • 499
    Cal
  • 53 g
    Protein

Ingredients & Cooking

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce
  • 4 cups shredded Italian blend cheese
  • 3 cups reduced-fat dairy cottage cheese, divided
  • 12 cooked lasagna noodles
Garnish:
  • Chopped fresh basil leaves (optional)

Cooking:

  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 12 to 15 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles. Add pasta sauce; stir until combined. Set aside.
  2. Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread 1 cup beef mixture over bottom of 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Top with 3 lasagna noodles, 1-1/2 cups beef mixture, 1 cup cottage cheese and 1 cup shredded cheese. Repeat layers of noodles, beef mixture, cottage cheese and shredded cheese. Top with remaining 3 noodles, remaining beef mixture and remaining shredded cheese.
  4. Bake uncovered in 350°F oven 45 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and cheese is golden brown. Top with basil, as desired. Rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

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