Lazy Cottage Cheese Lasagna

8 Pieces381 cals

Lasagna is one of those things you probably love to eat and hate to make. It’s time consuming, you need a ton of ingredients, and did I mention…it’s time consuming? Let’s fix that and make some delicious Lazy Cottage Cheese Lasagna in 15 minutes or less!

This cottage cheese lasagna recipe is a little (lot!) healthier than the lasagna at your traditional family get together. We have 5 steps and the total prep time is around 10-15 minutes depending on how good you are at multitasking!

5 Steps

Step 1. Brown 1 pound of either lean ground turkey or beef and drain it if needed. Anything around 93/7 shouldn’t need to be drained.

Step 2. Add in and mix together a big jar (around 24-28 ounces) of your favorite healthy pasta sauce and any other herbs or seasonings you want. I like to throw in a little garlic seasoning.

Cook that on low for around 5 minutes.

Step 3. Cook and drain 8 ounces of egg noodles. These are gonna be the key to making this feel like a lasagna and a little go a long way which help with the macros a ton.

Step 4. Mix together 4 cups of cottage cheese (452g worth, this may be 2 cups with some brands), 1 container of plain fat free Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, and 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella.

I like to throw in a little parsley, salt, and ground pepper too. You don’t have to if you don’t have them, your cottage cheese lasagna will still be delicious either way!

Step 5. Add your noodles into the bottom of a large baking dish or a throwaway pan. Follow your noodles with your cheese mix then finish with your sauce mix.


Throwaway pans are great for meal prep! They come in a ton of different sizes and they’re cheap too.

Bake that on 350F/176C for around 25 minutes and 5-10 minutes before it’s done, sprinkle on a little mozzarella.

This Lazy Cottage Cheese Lasagna is delicious, macro balanced, and great for meal prep!

Could you eat this weekly? Absolutely.

Does it taste like lasagna. Yes.

Can you taste the cottage cheese? NO.

Can you eat this and lose weight? Yes.

Am I going to ask myself anymore questions? I don’t think so, but you can below in the comments!

Want another lasagna recipe? Try our Lasagna Dip!

Cottage Cheese Lasagna Recipe

Lazy Cottage Cheese Lasagna

It's time to remix lasagna into a healthy, high protein alternative! This easy Cottage Cheese Lasagna only takes around 15 minutes.
4.71 from 17 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cottage cheese, cottage cheese lasagna, healthy lasagna, lasagna, lazy lasagna, quick lasagna
Servings: 8 Pieces
Calories: 381kcal
Cost: $5.25

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  • 1 Pound Ground Beef - or Turkey (We use 93/7)
  • 1 Jar Pasta Sauce - 24-28 Ounces and look for one with LOW SUGAR
  • 8 Ounces Egg Noodles
  • 4 Cups Cottage Cheese - Fat Free (May be 2 Cups instead of 4 depending on the brand you use)
  • 1 Container Greek Yogurt - Plain
  • ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 ½ Cups Mozzarella Cheese - Part Skim
  • Salt - *Optional
  • Black Pepper - *Optional
  • Herbs - *Optional
  • Seasoning - *Optional


  • Brown your meat (drain if not using a lean meat).
  • Mix in your Pasta Sauce and other optional seasonings. Cook that on low for around 5 minutes.
  • Cook and drain your Egg Noodles.
  • Mix together your Cottage Cheese, Greek Yogurt, Parmesan, Mozzarella, and optional Parsley, Salt, or Black Pepper.
  • Add your cooked noodles into the bottom of your dish or pan, cheese mix on top of those, and your sauce mix on top of that.
  • Bake this on 350F/176C for 25 minutes and top with a little Mozzarella 5-10 minutes before it’s done.



Don’t like or can’t find fat free? Use reduced or full fat…the macros are still great!
Look for lower sodium alternatives if you’re watching your intake!
Double or triple the recipe!
Calories in each serving is you cut 8 pieces (around 260g):
  • Calories: 381
  • Fat: 13.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 525mg
  • Carbs: 32g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 5.3g
  • Protein: 32.6g
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 3049
  • Fat: 109g
  • Saturated Fat: 48g
  • Sodium: 4202mg
  • Carbs: 256g
  • Fiber: 24g
  • Sugar: 43g
  • Protein: 261g


Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 32.6g | Fat: 13.6g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 525mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5.3g


  1. Peter Hatz on April 22, 2024 at 8:40 pm

    5 stars
    Wow! Nothing lazy about this lasagna. What a great recipe!
    I don’t know how I haven’t made this one before today! It blew my family away. It was super easy to make. I added some additional protein which was Italian chicken sausage which just added another layer of flavor.

  2. Ri on June 20, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    5 stars
    This turned out so good. I used a 9 x 13 pan.

    Things I did differently: used lasagna noodles (that I pre-boiled for two minutes), full fat cottage cheese, blended the cheese mixture in my blender, saved some of the pasta sauce to put on top, docked everything up with extra seasoning, and topped with tin foil when baking.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. Simone on June 15, 2023 at 1:07 am

    hi, can you freeze the left overs?

  4. lenore rudolph on September 21, 2022 at 11:34 am

    What size container of Greek yogurt? 8 oz 16oz., 32 oz, 48oz???

    • Derek Howes on October 4, 2022 at 8:38 am

      Hi Lenore! You can see the weight of all of the ingredients under “Metric”. This would be 150g. Hope this helps!

    • Jim on May 29, 2023 at 11:55 am

      I used a single serving Faje cup. Package said 150g in it! Perfect!

  5. Heather B on March 21, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    5 stars
    Excellent recipe! I had to use feta rather than mozzarella because that’s what I had on hand, and I added some fennel seeds as well. I can’t wait to add this to my weekly meal prep, too. So easy- thanks!

    • Derek Howes on March 25, 2021 at 10:27 am

      Awesome Heather! Thanks for the feedback – one of my favorite quick recipes!

  6. Jewel524 on February 1, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Do you measure the noodles before or after they are cooked?

  7. Audrey on January 19, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    5 stars
    I made this with lentil lasagna sheets instead of egg pasta. A little more protein and very tasty!

    • Derek Howes on January 20, 2021 at 6:17 pm

      Great idea Audrey! I’ll have to try this too.

  8. Jasmine Robbins on September 2, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    Can I use sour cream in place of the yogurt? (it’s what I have on hand)

    • Derek Howes on September 4, 2020 at 12:09 pm

      Hi Jasmine! Yes, sour cream should work great.

      • Paula on October 1, 2022 at 7:56 pm

        Hi – Really good lasagna. Just wanted to ask, though, when you say 1 container of greek yogurt, are you talking about one of those small containers?

      • Derek Howes on October 3, 2022 at 12:41 pm

        Glad you liked it Paula! You can check the size of any container by selecting “Metric”. Most of the time this refers to a 150g container (small one).

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