Lasagna Casserole - Fake Lasagna

Lasagna Casserole - Fake Lasagna created by Aunt Paula

A really simple casserole that my family loves. It tastes like lasagna but is half the work. It makes alot, so I usually divide it into 3 dishes and freeze two. A real kid-pleaser.

Ready In:
1hr 20mins



  • Assembly instructions:

  • In a skillet, cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink and onion is tender; drain. Sprinkle with salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine pasta, 3 cups of mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, parsley and remaining pepper; stir gently. Pour into a greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish or shallow 3 quart baking dish.
  • Top with beef mixture and spaghetti sauce (dish will be VERY full).
  • Freeze. Cover tightly with foil. Seal additional cheese in package attached to pans.
  • To serve:

  • Thaw all day in refrigerator.
  • Baking Instructions:

  • Cover with new layer of foil and bake at 350ºF for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
  • Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted ad bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  • Serves 6 to 8 in a 13x9x2-inch pan OR.
  • Serves 4 in each 8x8-inch pan.
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"A really simple casserole that my family loves. It tastes like lasagna but is half the work. It makes alot, so I usually divide it into 3 dishes and freeze two. A real kid-pleaser."

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  1. College Gal
    I have made this recipe 3 times now. I LOVE it! I usually make 3 8x8" casseroles, and will freeze 2. They actually taste better once they've been frozen. I probably use slightly less mozzarella and pasta sauce, and sometimes I sautee mushrooms in with the onions if I have some. I love this dish
  2. LifeIsGood
    Let me start out by saying that I made several changes due to a certain someone in my family not liking cheese, etc... ;-) It still turned out great! My changes: I used rigatoni, half the amount of all cheeses (and not even putting extra on top), used ground turkey and only used 2 jars of marinara sauce. With that said, I think this recipe is probably indestructible. I'm glad it made a big pan because I will have it for work lunches the next few days! Thank you!
  3. CoffeeB
    Fantastic!!!! With half the work involved compared to making regular lasagna, this is the perfect week-night meal. Thanks Much ...Made for MarketTag~
  4. Honey Bea
    lazyme, you are my new best friend! This recipe is the best of both worlds. Tastes just like the real thing and is so much easier to make. I have made this more times than I can count and it always comes out wonderful. Huge bonus that it makes 3 meals for my family. Everyone loves this and my 7 y/o gets so excited when I make it. I try to keep at least one in the freezer for someone who is under the weather, or for myself when I feel lazy. My oldest has added this to the list of recipes I am required to give to his future bride... when he finds her. Thanks for posting.
  5. reporter mary
    I can't believe how totally awsome this is. I will never spend time making "real" lasagna again! Thank you.

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