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Course Lunches, Main Dishes, Party Perfect
Cuisine Italian
Keyword baked, casserole, cottage cheese, crushed red pepper flakes, extra virgin olive oil, galic, ground beef, hearty, Italian, lasagna, lasagna noodles, mozzerella cheese, onions, Oregano, parsley, pasta sauce, salt & pepper
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
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