Award-winning Prairie Farms small curd cottage cheese is the perfect ingredient in our classic lasagna.
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Lunches, Main Dishes, Party Perfect
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Prep Time 20 minutes
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Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
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Servings 12


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 medium onions, diced
  • 24 oz pasta sauce
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 cup Prairie Farms cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 16 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tsp olive oil


  • Meat Sauce: Brown ground beef with onion and salt and pepper in a large skillet until meat is cooked through. Drain fat from meat.
  • Add spaghetti sauce and crushed red pepper then stir to combine. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer meat sauce for 30 minutes.
  • Cheese Mixture: Combine cottage cheese, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, egg, parsley, oregano, garlic and salt; stir to combine then set aside.
  • Cook lasagna noodles in salted water per package instructions until al dente.
  • Coat bottom of large 9x12 rectangular baking pan with olive oil. Arrange 3-4 noodles in a single layer at the base of the baking pan.
  • Spread 1/3 of the cottage cheese mixture over noodles. Top cheese mixture with 1/3 fo the meat sauce. Top meat sauce with 1/4 of mozzarella cheese. Repeat these layers two times, adding remaining mozzarella and remaining 1/4 cup parmesan cheese to the top.
  • Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Remove aluminum foil from dish and continue baking for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is nicely browned.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 15-20 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh parsley

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