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Better-Than-Ever Cheesy Meat Lasagna

This Better-than-Ever Cheesy Meat Lasagna substitutes cottage cheese for ricotta to lower the calories and the fat in this delicious dish. Skill Level: Intermediate

10 min Prep
50 min Total
price per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 303
Protein 24.6g
Total Carbohydrates 18.6g
Dietary Fiber 1.5g
Net Carbohydrates 17.1g
Sugar 6.0g
Total Fat 14.1g
Saturated Fat 6.1g
Trans Fat 0.4g
Cholesterol 88.8mg
Sodium 656.5mg
SmartPoints® 8.0


  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 3 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 24 ounces spaghetti sauce (marinara)
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 16 ounces cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 spray cooking spray


  1. Heat the oven to 375 ┬░F.
  2. Cook the lasagna noodles in lightly salted, boiling water until al dente. Rinse with cool water, drain, and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, brown the meat with garlic and oregano in a large saucepan.
  4. Stir in spaghetti sauce; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat; stir in tomatoes.
  6. Mix egg, cottage cheese, and Parmesan until well blended.
  7. Spread a cup of the meat sauce onto the bottom of a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Layer with 3 noodles, 1 cup of the cottage cheese mixture, 2/3 cup the mozzarella, and a cup of the sauce.
  8. Repeat with layers of 3 noodles, remaining cottage cheese mixture, 2/3 cup mozzarella, and a cup of the sauce.
  9. Top with the 3 remaining noodles and the remaining sauce; cover.
  10. Bake 30 minutes or until heated through.
  11. Top with remaining mozzarella; bake, uncovered, 5 minutes or until melted.
  12. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Price Per Serving based on average national price: excludes store savings and local grocery store pricing