“Whole wheat noodles and lean ground beef make this tasty favorite a little lighter.”

Preparation Time: 25 mins    
Cooking Time: 1 hour    
Total Time: 1 hour 35 mins     
Makes 8 servings


12 whole wheat lasagna noodles
1 pound lean ground beef
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano, or to taste
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 (16 ounce) package cottage cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 (25 ounce) jars tomato-basil pasta sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, add the lasagna noodles a few at a time, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 10 minutes. Remove the noodles to a plate.
  3. Place the ground beef into a skillet over medium heat, add the garlic, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and black pepper to the skillet. Cook the meat, chopping it into small chunks as it cooks, until no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain excess grease.
  4. In a bowl, mix the cottage cheese, eggs, and Parmesan cheese until thoroughly combined.
  5. Place 4 noodles side by side into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking pan; top with a layer of the tomato-basil sauce, a layer of ground beef mixture, and a layer of the cottage cheese mixture. Repeat layers twice more, ending with a layer of sauce; sprinkle top with the mozzarella cheese. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the casserole is bubbling and the cheese has melted, about 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake until cheese has begun to brown, about 10 more minutes. Allow to stand at least 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Value

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 501
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 19.3g 30 %
Saturated Fat: 9.0g
Cholesterol: 115mg 38 %
Sodium: 999mg 40 %
Potassium: 717mg 20 %
Total Carbohydrates: 47.1g 15 %
Dietary Fiber: 6.3g 25 %
Protein: 35.6g 71 %
Sugars: 12g
Vitamin A: 855IU
Vitamin C: 2mg
Calcium: 361mg
Iron: 4mg
Thiamin: 0mg
Niacin: 11mg
Vitamin B6: 0mg
Magnesium: 74mg
Folate: 41mcg
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.