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A Delicious and Hearty Lasagna Recipe

Updated on March 17, 2013
4.5 stars from 4 ratings of Lasagna

In this recipe, there is a little spin on the classic traditional lasagna that you are use to. Instead of one type of cheese, there are four different types. The four different types of cheeses are cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, Neufchatel cheese, and mozzarella cheese. The cheeses add more flavor and creaminess to the lasagna. Overall, this recipe can be served as a family dinner, a romantic occasion, or for any other occasion that you see fit. It is delicious simple and will surely please every one that takes a bite of it.


Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: Serves 12 people


  • 1 lb. ground beef, extra-lean
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 jar (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano leaves, dried
  • 1/2 lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Neufchatel Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Low Fat Cottage Cheese, Knudsen 2%Milkfat
  • 1 pkg.(8 oz.) KRAFT Skim Mozzarella Cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Brown the meat with the onions in a skillet.
  2. Mix Neufchatel, cottage cheese, 1 cup of mozzarella, 1/4 cup of Parmesan, and egg until blended.
  3. Drain meat then put back onto skillet. Stir in spaghetti sauce, tomatoes and oregano; simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat. Spoon 1 cup of meat sauce onto bottom of baking dish; top with layers of 3 lasagna noodles, 1 cup cheese mixture and 1 up of meat sauce.
  5. Repeat the layers twice over. Top with remaining noodles, meat sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan; cover with foil
  6. Bake for 50 minutes or until heated through, uncovering after 40 minutes Let stand 10 min., before cutting to serve
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 300
Calories from Fat117
% Daily Value *
Fat 13 g20%
Saturated fat 7 g35%
Carbohydrates 23 g8%
Sugar 5 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 22 g44%
Cholesterol 70 mg23%
Sodium 650 mg27%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      Donna Herron 2 years ago from USA

      Oh, this looks delicious. I have a lasagna recipe I usually use, but it's meatless. I'm excited to try your recipe! Pinned to my recipe board. Thanks for sharing!!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i gotta buy the pasta first, lasagna is different right?

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Great recipe but I'll past on the meat. Your photo makes my mouth water. Thanks for sharing this.

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      torrilynn 3 years ago

      @PegCole17 thanks for liking my recipe , I hope you enjoy it.

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Very tasty recipe. I just made a huge pan of lasagne last week for my Mom's birthday. I'm always looking for a new twist to the way I've done it for so long. Yours sounds like a nice variation with the Neufchatel cheese. Thank you.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @ThelmaAlberts i think you should try this as soon as possible and thanks for sharing this with others, much appreciated !

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @SuzieHQ im glad you liked this recipe and that you love lasagna in general

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @MarshaMusselnan1 thanks for the comment and i'm sure your husband wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the two.

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      Marsha Musselman 4 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Voted this up and useful. It looks delicious. I will pin it too.

      I think I'd still use ricotta cheese, but I'd check the calories and other things before to make sure. My husband doesn't like cottage cheese and even though in appearance it isn't much different than ricotta cheese I'm not sure whether he'd be able to tell.

      Lasagna is another recipe I've not made before, mostly because I'm rarely home at supper time.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      I love lasagne and make my own version which is quite different but love this recipe with 4 cheeses particularly cottage cheese! Thanks for sharing!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Yummy! I have not made a lasagne before. Just eat it in an Italian restaurant.I might try this one. Thanks for sharing. Voted up, pinned and shared.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @Deborah thanks for commenting, i figured that the healthier, the better :)

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      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      After my lasagna comment on your other hub, I had to check out your lasagna recipe. : ) Sounds great! I like the idea of using different cheeses. And it's good to see you are using some lower-fat versions here to make a healthier recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      @AuntJimi thanks and yes cream cheese is delicious and I hope that you try it soon

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      Aunt Jimi 5 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

      This recipe looks so good! I love lasagna! One of my favorite things. I was surprised to see you put cream cheese in yours (Neufchatel Cheese, softened). I've never heard of putting that in lasagna before, but I'm going to try it that way. Voted up and will share!

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      @aviannovice thanks and i think that is great

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I like your take on a few new things. I might give the different cheeses a shot, with my gluten-free noddles, which I recently found!

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      torrilynn 5 years ago


      It is a crumbly cheese made in Normandy

      And no I don't think it is found in a dairy case and skillet lasagna sounds quite scrumptious

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      @moonlake thanks for voting up

      And sharing with others

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      @mackyi you are more than

      Welcome and thanks for sharing this with others

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      @carol7777 Im glad you liked my recipe and thanks for voting up

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      @GailMeyers Im glad you liked my recipe and thanks for sharing this with others

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      Gail Meyers 5 years ago from Kansas City - United States

      Thanks for sharing what looks like a great lasagna recipe I need to try. I have also never heard of neufchatel cheese, but then I'm not much of a cook either. However, lasagna is one thing I have cooked many times and I also usually use cottage cheese. Voted up and shared.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      I like the different cheeses that you used..Something unusual. Sounds delish. voting up and pinning in my recipe section.

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      Dennis L. Page 5 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      Voted up, useful and interesting. I do have two questions though. #1. I'm curious how you were able to come up with the nutritional facts? #2. I don't believe I have ever heard of "Neufchatel Cheese." Is this a common cheese found in the dairy case?

      I am the chief, cook and bottle washer in our household and have made lasagna forever. Like this recipe, I too use cottage cheese instead of ricotta. I like the consistency of cottage cheese. Although the presentation isn't attractive like conventional lasagna, my favorite way to prepare it now is skillet lasagna. It is so much faster and doesn't lose anything when it comes to flavor.

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      I.W. McFarlane 5 years ago from Philadelphia

      Hey torrilynn, thanks for sharing this mouthwatering lasagna recipe. I will share this with my small Saturday morning cooking group.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      My family loves lasagna this looks like a good recipe. Voted up and shared.

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      @billy thanks Im glad you liked the recipe and aim happy that your going to try it.

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      Edwin G Bourne 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      your welcome

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you for the recipe. I love lasagna and I'll give this one a try.

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      @EGBourne thanks and Im glad that you liked my version of the lasagna

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      Edwin G Bourne 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Not bad. I made a delicious turkey lasagna for the first time during Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. It was on point and my future in-laws and my dad didn't have no complaints.