Fast and Delicious “Lasagna”

This is an easy and fast way to make a “lasagna”.  Hayden won’t touch spaghetti – he’s a fettuccine guy – but he will eat lasagna.  Liv barely weighs 100 pounds, but can eat her weight in any kind of pasta.  Denton, as he says, will eat anything.  So I consider this recipe an all around success.

Start with a pound of your favorite pasta and boil for 8 minutes.  I had half of a box of rigatoni and 8 ounces of this supergrain pasta that I mixed.  It was delicious.  And you can’t beat the price!


Next, get out your favorite spaghetti sauce.  I love Classico.  It has the most luscious taste.  And I can get it for $1.50 a jar on sale at Kroger.   I found these on closeout for $1.34, woohoo!

Mix the pasta, and sauce….

Add in the cottage cheese…..

Mix it all together.

Top it with some shredded cheese and bake until bubbly.  I always turn on the broiler for the last 2 or 3 minutes to make the cheese have some crispy edges, YUM!

We always have this with my homemade garlic bread.  It was worth every single second of the 30 minutes it took to put it all together.  Try it and let me know what you think.

Here’s the handy dandy recipe.

Fast and Delicious “Lasagna”
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  • 1 lb pasta
  • 1 24 ounce jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 24 ounce container of cottage cheese (you could also use Ricotta)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese


  1. Boil the pasta in salted water for 8 minutes.
  2. Combine the pasta, sauce and cottage cheese in a baking pan.
  3. Top with shredded cheese and bake at 400* for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Note: I always turn on the broiler for the last 2 to 3 minutes to make the cheese have some crispy edges!
  4. Enjoy!
578 cal
10 g
94 g
26 g

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