Pioneer Woman Lasagna

"Another winner from Pioneer Woman. Even if you hate cottage cheese, you'll LOVE this!"
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • In a large skillet, brown meat with garlic, drain half the fat, and add the next 6 ingredients.
  • Simmer uncovered, 45 minutes.
  • Boil one 10 oz package lasagna noodles with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook noodles al dente.
  • Combine in a bowl: cottage cheese, eggs,Parmesan Cheese, salt, dried parsley flakes
  • Place 4 noodles in a baking dish.
  • Spread half the cottage cheese mixture over the noodles.
  • Add 1/2 pound of mozzarella slices, and a little less than half the meat mixture.
  • Repeat the layers, ending with the meat mixture.
  • Sprinkle generously with Parmesan and bake 20 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees until hot and bubbly.
  • Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before cutting into squares, unless your family is wigging out with hunger -- in which case, go ahead and dig inches.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can you substitute ricotta for cottage cheese?
  2. can I substitute tomato sauce for paste?
  3. I want to make this recipe for Christmas Eve dinner & will have to make about 3 batches to serve 20 people. Can I make it a day ahead & keep it in the fridge til it’s time to cook? And if so what adjustments do I need to make to cooking time or temp?
  4. This is my favorite lasagna and I want to make this for an office food day, but I do not have access to an oven to keep it hot. What adjustments, if any would need to be made to cook it in a slow cooker/crock pot?


  1. This is my new favorite lasagna recipe! More meaty and just the right amount of cheesy and less expensive! I accidentally bought the no boil noodles and was worried because when I put it together it was so pretty and a good thick consistency (cuttable looking!). The no boil noodles say to add 1 cup of water to the dish. I added only 1/2 a cup and it came out perfect! About 40 min. on 350 and the noodles were great. I followed pioneer woman's show menu and made the cheesy bread and fried pies. It was a great dinner!!!
  2. I have made this recipe from Pioneer Woman's website and it is great. The recipe that is posted here does not include the 1 lb of mozzarella slices in the ingredients, so watch for that.
  3. I am making this lasagna as my very first lasagna ever. It looks very good. Can't wait to dig in. I love ree and want to cook everything she makes. Wish me luck
  4. Very yummy! I had ricotta that I HAD to use so I put a bit of milk into my cheese to make it wetter.
  5. I have made better, wasn't the best I've had. Added fresh basil on top to give it more flavor,


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