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lasagna casserole- fake lasagna

Recipe by
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
Grapeview, WA

A really simple casserole that my family loves. It tastes like lasagna but is half the work. It makes a lot, so I usually divide it into 3 dishes and freeze two.

yield 10 -12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For lasagna casserole- fake lasagna

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/4 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 16-oz pkg
    pasta shells
  • 6 c
    mozzarella cheese
  • 24 oz
    cottage cheese
  • 2
  • 1/3 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3 28-oz jar
    spaghetti sauce

How To Make lasagna casserole- fake lasagna

  • 1
    Assembly instructions: In a skillet, cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink and onion is tender; drain. Sprinkle with salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine pasta, 3 cups of mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, parsley and remaining pepper; stir gently. Pour into a greased 13-inch x 9-inch x 2-inch or shallow 3 quart baking dish.
  • 3
    Top with beef mixture and spaghetti sauce (dish will be VERY full).
  • 4
    To freeze: Cover tightly with foil. Seal additional cheese in package attached to pans.
  • 5
    To serve Thaw all day in refrigerator. Baking Instructions: Cover with new layer of foil and bake at 350ºF for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
  • 6
    To serve now: Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted ad bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  • 7
    10-12 servings in 9 x 13 pan or 4 servings in each 8 x 8 pan (makes three pans)

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