Do you ever have those days when the kids get home from school and you don’t feel like camping out in the kitchen all evening making dinner? I do. A lot. While I enjoy cooking and baking, I love simple recipes that don’t take a long time to prepare or have a long ingredient list.
That’s why I was excited when this Easy Lazy Day Lasagna dish turned out so wonderfully the other day. It’s cheesy, gooey, and tastes just as good as the real thing!
The step that takes the longest is browning the meat, which makes me happy to serve something so hearty, filling, and flavorful that doesn’t require hours of my time. I was so thrilled with how this recipe turned out that I made it again a few nights later.
I recommend giving this dish a try on a busy weeknight or if you are enjoying a lazy weekend. It’s perfect for the upcoming chilly fall and winter nights ahead and when you serve it with some garlic bread it’s sure to be a big hit.
Easy Lazy Day Lasagna
- 12 no boil or oven ready lasagna noodles
- 1 lb ground beef
- 24 oz spaghetti sauce
- 24 oz cottage cheese
- 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 13 X 9 inch baking pan with cooking spray
- In a large skillet brown ground beef
- Spread 1/3 of the spaghetti sauce on the bottom of the baking pan
- Lay 6 noodles over top the sauce
- Spread 1/2 of the cottage cheese
- Spoon 1/2 the ground beef on top and spread evenly
- Sprinkle 1/3 the mozzarella cheese across the top
- Repeat the layers
- Top with last 1/3 of the sauce and last 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese
- Place in oven for 25 min
- Serve warm with garlic bread
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Barbara Montag says
We all love lasagna – will be making soon.
Great how few ingredients are needed.
Trisha McKee says
Easy and delicious- just how all my favorite recipes are! Thank you!
Vicki Wurgler says
this recipe looks so good-I have never tried the no boil noodles
shelly peterson says
This recipe looks amazing and easy to make. I have not used the no boil lasagna noodles before, I will have try this.
Laurie Emerson says
This lasagna looks so good. I love lasagna but have to admit that mine never comes out tasting good. I am going to give your recipe a try!
Michele Pineda says
I just had lasagna today, thankfully a co-worker made it and shared, lol-I love lasagna but just don’t have the time to make it during the busy workweek. Definitely going to keep this recipe close by as this is a fun, easy alternative and looks just as good!
Sherry Conrad says
Yum. I never boil my noodles, or use the no boil / oven ready noodles – the regular ones just take a little bit longer – 1 hour & 15 minutes, covering for the first hour. I tried the no boil noodles once when they first came out and wasn’t impressed with the texture (I have MAJOR texture issues) so experimented til I found my own lazy hack.
JANICE MURPHY says
OH man I really Like this one , I will try this
Christina A. says
Oh…nice! That is totally easy…and less expensive! I love it!
courtney b says
your pictures are so good! and love the layout of your page !:) thank you! oxo
This lasagna looks killer good, and I really like that it’s so easy to make. My kind of meal!
Mary West says
I’ve always thought about using the no boil noodles for lasagna. I just made lasagna roll ups the other day, and while it was easy, it took more time than regular lasagna I think. Also, glad I’m not the only one who uses cottage cheese in their lasagna! All the recipes I’ve seen have used ricotta, but I like the cottage cheese better!
Barbara Montag says
It looks great and I love easy!
Thanks for the recipe.
Heather Hayes Panjon says
This Recipe Looks Delicious, It’s The Perfect Comfort Food!
Shelly Neuhouser says
Haven’t tried the oven ready noodles yet, looks delish!
Darlene Ysaguirre says
Ive always been to nervous to use the oven ready noodles im always scared that nothing good can be that easy, but this reciepe sounds and looks great just might have to try it.
I love the easiness of this recipe! Can’t wait to give it a try.
Donna Marie says
I like how easy this looks. My kids have been asking for lasagna forever now. I will have to try this out! Thanks for sharing..