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busy day lasagna

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Missy Asche
Venus, PA

Quick to throw together and sooooo good :-) I made this for a football game one Sunday, vs. making an actual lasagna and was told it was just as good as lasagna, maybe better!

(1 rating)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For busy day lasagna

  • 2 c
    penne pasta, uncooked
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 jar
    spaghetti sauce (26 oz.)
  • 1 & 1/2 c
    cottage cheese
  • 2 & 1/2 c
    shredded mozzarella cheese

How To Make busy day lasagna

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 X 9 dish (which is a 3 quart dish)
  • 2
    Cook pasta in boiling water 8 - 10 minutes, drain.
  • 3
    Cook ground beef until brown, drain fat.
  • 4
    Add ground beef to the cooked pasta and spaghetti sauce; mix well.
  • 5
    Pour 1/2 of the pasta/beef mixture into greased dish. On top of this, spread the cottage cheese in an even layer; sprinkle with 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese.
  • 6
    Place remaining pasta mixture over cheese, top with remaining mozzarella cheese. cover and bake in oven for 25-35 minutes. You may want to uncover for the last 10 minutes. Cheese should be melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting/serving.