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Basic Lasagna

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3.9 from 15 votes

Basic Lasagna

Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 396kcal


  • 2 medium carrot
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 pound beef, ground, 95% lean
  • 2 cup spaghetti or marinara sauce
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon OREGANO, DRIED
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 6 ounce lasagna noodles, dry

Serve With

  • 2 medium pear


  • Preheat oven 375°F.
  • Grate carrots and chop spinach (if necessary).
  • Brown the beef in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently to crumble.
  • Drain any excess fat, then stir in marinara sauce, grated carrots, and spinach. Cook until warm.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together cottage cheese, egg, basil, oregano, Parmesan, and 1 cup of mozzarella; set aside.
  • Spread some meat sauce over the bottom of an 8×8 baking dish, then cover with 3 pieces of uncooked lasagna. (It’s okay if they overlap.)
  • Next spread an even layer of cheese mixture over the noodles. Cover cheese with more meat sauce, then add another layer of noodles.
  • Continue until all ingredients have been used (the last layer should be sauce), then top with the remaining 1/4 cup of mozzarella.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes or until bubbly, then remove foil and bake 5 more minutes until cheese is nicely browned.
  • Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve sliced pears on the side.


Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 768mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g
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