Homemade Lasagna

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Homemade Lasagna, an easy lasagna recipe made in just 10 minutes hands-on time for an effortless weeknight dinner! This lasagna with cottage cheese is so incredibly gooey and filling. 

lasagna on white plate next to casserole dish

As the weather changes, so does our dinner menu. This time of year, I crave the taste and simplicity of homemade lasagna.

I was at a Better Homes and Gardens workshop and the food editor {who is so fabulous} mentioned that studies showed people love to make homemade lasagna, even though it can be time-consuming. However, it doesn’t have to be! I love the cooking process and frequently make my own noodles, but there’s not always extra time in the day and it’s completely unnecessary. I updated my mom’s easy lasagna recipe which is so incredible and made it into 10-minute lasagna.

overhead of homemade lasagna in white dish garnished with basil

This is where my favorite shortcut comes in. Have you tried oven ready noodles? I was skeptical, but they make lasagna easy! The sauce softens them in the oven and your family or guests will never know that you saved 20 minutes boiling noodles in a pot of water. The key is to use plenty of sauce and cover while baking so the steam aids in cooking the noodles.

plate of homemade lasagna

You can read more about the ingredients I use and see how I make this lasagna easy below…

Homemade Lasagna Ingredients

  • ground beef – I use 93/7% lean ground beef
  • cottage cheese – when heated with shredded mozzarella and minced garlic, it creates the yummiest, gooiest lasagna filling that will have you coming back to this Homemade Lasagna recipe again and again!
  • shredded mozzarella – I prefer to freshly shred a block for the gooiest lasagna
  • egg
  • parsley/basil
  • minced garlic – in a jar in the produce section of your grocer
  • lasagna noodles – use oven ready to save time and effort
  • spaghetti sauce

How to Make this Homemade Lasagna Recipe in Just 10 Minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook your ground beef in a skillet over medium-high (minutes 1-5) cooking ground beef
  2. Meanwhile, combine cottage cheese, mozzarella (if you have an extra 5 minutes, shred it from a block…makes it so creamy), minced garlic, basil or parsley, and an egg (minutes 1-5). cottage cheese mixture for lasagna
  3. Line your dish with noodles. Cover with 1/2 of the ground beef and pour 1/4 of the spaghetti sauce on top.
  4. Add another layer of noodles, half the cheese mixture. Add another layer of noodles, remaining ground beef and spaghetti sauce, yet another layer of noodles, the remainder of cheese mixture, top with noodles and sauce (minutes 5-10).lasagna ready to baked covered with red sauce
  5. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 5 minutes if using oven ready noodles.
I hope you enjoy this easy lasagna as much as our family has over the last 35+ years! That’s right, I’m not disclosing my age! Please, if you try it, let me know what you think by using the five-star rating in the comments below!

What to Pair with Homemade Lasagna

easy lasagna

Homemade Lasagna

Julie Blanner
My mom’s Homemade Lasagna, an easy lasagna recipe made in just 10 minutes hands on time for an easy weeknight dinner! This lasagna with cottage cheese makes it so incredibly gooey, while also making it a filling dinner to feed a family or reheat throughout the week!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Setting time 5 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 9
Calories 303 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
  • 16 ounces low fat cottage cheese
  • 16 ounces shredded mozzarella
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoons parsley or fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 box oven ready lasagna noodles
  • 24 ounces spaghetti sauce

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Combine cottage cheese, mozzarella, minced garlic, basil or parsley and an egg.
  • Line your dish with noodles. Cover with 1/2 of the ground beef and pour 1/4 of the spaghetti sauce on top.
  • Add another layer of noodles and cover with half of the cheese mixture.
  • Add another layer of noodles with remaining ground beef, 1/4 of the spaghetti sauce.
  • Add another layer of noodles and cover with the remainder of cheese mixture.  Top with noodles and sauce. 
  • Cover with foil and bake 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake 5 more minutes. Allow to set 5 minutes, top with fresh basil and serve.

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Notes

If you have a few extra minutes, fresh shred mozzarella for an extra creamy taste.
Pair with an Italian salad!  https://julieblanner.com/italian-salad/

Nutrition

Calories:303kcalCarbohydrates:7gProtein:29gFat:17gSaturated Fat:9gCholesterol:93mgSodium:957mgPotassium:500mgFiber:1gSugar:5gVitamin A:715IUVitamin C:6mgCalcium:305mgIron:2mg
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