Poor Man's Lasagna

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 8



  • 12 Lasagna Noodles
  • 3 quarts water
  • olive oil Healthy glug
  • 1 tsp salt


  • 1 lb ground beef could also use ground turkey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 24 oz spaghetti sauce I used a meat sauce

Cheese mix:

  • 1 1/3 cups cottage cheese I used fat free
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese I used finely shredded
  • 1/4 cup cheese of your choice I used a pizza blend


  1. Preheat your over to 375 degrees.
  2. Bring your water to a rapid boil.
  3. Season and brown your meat in a skillet over medium heat. Once browned, add your jar of sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer. Stir occasionally.
  4. Salt and oil your water, add the pasta. Boil for 8 minutes, stir gently on occasion to avoid sticking.
  5. Make your cheese mix.
  6. Remove sauce and pasta from heat.
  7. Drain your pasta and lay on a baking sheet.
  8. Grease a 9x9 baking sheet with a non-stick cooking spray.
  9. Layer your lasagna: sauce, noodles, cheese mix, sauce three times. (remember to alternate your noodle placement. On the last layer (#4) just the remainder of your sauce.
  10. Top with your cheeses and tuck the noodle ends into the pan.
  11. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.