Lasagna

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
55 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Salt
  • 1 package lasagna noodles
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 cans tomato soup
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cups cottage cheese (small curd)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt. Boil noodles according to package directions. Drain and arrange in casserole (see below).

While noodles are boiling, brown beef in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, adding chopped onion, garlic and oregano to meat as it cooks. When meat has browned, drain off fat and then add tomato soup and apple cider vinegar. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven for 350 degrees F.

Spray a medium casserole dish with a nonstick cooking spray. Lay noodles lengthwise across bottom of casserole dish. Spread a layer of cottage cheese over top of noodles. Add a layer of meat mixture, then cover with mozzarella cheese and repeat for a total of 3 layers. Finish with a layer of cheese and bake for 30 minutes or until bubbling. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.


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My Mom has made this for years and years... everyone always raves about it : It's goof-proof and delish. The soup and cottage cheese do seem weird, but this is GOOD! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sandra Lee is successful, cute, and probably a lovely person. Her tablescapes are clever and often inspiring. However, TOMATO SOUP in lasagne frightens me! I thought Sandra had more class than that. One might better eat Franco American canned spaghetti. I will give Sandra the benefit of the doubt & assume she created this recipe before her involvement with the prominent and refined family of Andrew Cuomo. Sandra, please don't serve this recipe in the Governor's mansion. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this when my little brother, a very picky eater, came over for Sunday dinner. I didn't tell him that it was cottage cheese and not ricotta and he never noticed. This is a great, healthy alternative and very yummy as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good, but too meaty and not enough sauce. I would put a little less oregano too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Why would anybody make this recipe, when it's so easy and inexpensive to make lasagna the right way? Ughh. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Why wouldn't you just buy a jar of pasta sauce? And the ricotta is RIGHT NEXT to the cottage cheese? Why would you do this? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Please rename this to "Noodley Meat-O Tomato Souperiffic Yum Yum Time" because this is not lasagna. I am sure the substance tastes good enough but to use tomato soup in an italian dish is worse than using a jarred sauce to make it. Don't tell Mario Batali about this. He'll weep and curse at the skies. Oh god he's probably on this website right now! Mario, no don't look! NOOOOOO! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is awful. To label this as Italian is a disgrace. Ricotta, Tomato Sauce (if you don't have a recipe, look up Ina's or Tyler Florence's - they use whole San Marzanos and they are both great), and Parmesan... are staples in a good lasagna. And oregano? That's for pizza sauce. This is almost as ridiculous as the time she sauteed turkey cutlets with a cherry sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was awesome.My family already wants another lasagna night! Even my sister wants in on the dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i read alot of review while i was making this and alot are mixed but i loved this dish! u cant taste the tomato soup or apple cider in the meat at all! when i put the layers in i put big squares of mozzerlla cheese on top with a little tomato sauce on top not to dry out the pasta. and it was not runny at all! my husband and his friend ate many leftovers too! i love sandra lees recipes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had never made a lasagna untill now and iam verry pleased with the results of this recipe!! my husband and i loved it even my picky 3 year old. Thank you sandra. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I both thought this was really tasty! I do agree that it was runny, but still good and easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
While it's not the best tasting lasagna I've ever had, it's easy to make if you've never made lasagna before (like me). The simplicity of it makes it easy to tweak to your own liking. I think seasoning the beef more with onion and peppers may help it taste a little more "authentic." I actually didn't mind the tomato soup since I've used it before in baked spaghetti, but there is a heartiness you miss with not using sauce. I'll probably make it again with some adjustments. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It tasted like a frozen dinner lasagna. I was very dissapointed in this one. I will not be making this one again item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the worst lasagna ever! The combination of tomato soup and vinegar gave the meat mixture a runny consistency, along with a nasty taste. Not sure if using cottage cheese instead of ricotta was a good idea either. I will never use this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Refer to title for review. That's about it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Another family favorite. We just love this recipe. Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
love this receipe it is very easy to make and it is delicious. love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This lasagna is so delicious! My family LOVES it... it's so easy too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this might be weird, but all the flavors blend together perfectly. Tastes better the next day! Easy item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought that the tomato soup was too sweet. If I were to make it again, I would drain the cottage cheese more as it made it really runny. It was okay but I probably won't make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wasn't sure about the tomato soup, but it turned out delicious! Everyone loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I live in Poland so finding all the ingredients isn't easy :) I made some adjustments and instead of using tomato soup, I made a sauce with a tomato paste/pre made sauce. It turned out great!! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
The first time I made this, I questioned the ingredients the whole time I was cooking but the end result was wonderful! This is definitely not traditional lasagna but its hands down the best I've had. Even my "picky eaters" love this. It's now a family favorite. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The tomato soup was just horrible. We threw it out. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Forget for one moment the Cottage Cheese over Ricotta. Forget the Vinegar. But there is no way to get over cans of Tomato Soup instead of a Tomato Sauce. If you're looking for an easy way out, get take-out. If you're cleaning out your cupboards, donate the ingredients before you try this mistake. Just the thought of it makes me want to lick dryer lint to get the taste out of my minds tongue. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have never been able to make a decent lasagna until now. This was by far the best I have ever tasted. I never would've thought to use soup. I make this all the time now. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT item not reviewed by moderator and published
this lasagna is soooo freakin' good. i have probably made it 20 times. make it just like the recipe says with no substitutions because this one is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for some friends and it really went well. I read the other user reviews and noted that there was a running trend of people tinkering with it, so I did as well. I added some ricotta cheese and halved the tomato soup, adding in marinara to replace. Also added some green peppers to the meat while it was browning to season it a little more. Then I threw some pepperoni slices into the layers -- but not too much. Wanted to add a little more spice, but not dominate. End result was great. Everyone went back for seconds, and the finnicky one didn't even mind that there was pepperoni (something he normally does not enjoy), so I felt good about my tinkering. Great base recipe to start with and make your own. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I have't liked the other Sandra Lee recipes we've tried, but this was amazing! I liked the different flavor - lighter than other lasagna I've made. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This woman does not know how to cook! Why does she even have a show???? Never mind that she is THE tackiest person on the foodnetwork!! Not very refined... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not big on Italian cooking, and as such, I had never bothered to make lasagna always believing it was too much work. Well not true with this GREAT recipe! The prep was minimal and the taste was superb. I had myself and 5 guests for dinner and they thought the meal was just wonderful. Every one of my guests asked for the recipe! This is the first recipe from Sandra Lee I've tried - I think I'll buy her books now! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great flavor...just too much onion. I would use a small onion. Also this recipe makes a ton, not sure why it is labled four servings. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used ricotta instead of cottage cheese and it still was bland, bland, bland. The few minutes saved turned this into a cheap TV dinner quality meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the worst tasting lasagna I've ever had. It was gruesome. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It tasted very 'cheap'. Not a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe went over well at my house. however its not as rich as true italian lasagna item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never used to make lasagna because quite frankly it was just too much trouble, that was until I was given this recipe by my sister. It quickly became a family favorite, everybody loves it. I love to take it and share the recipe because no one can believe what it has in it and how good it tastes. I make this at least once a month for either my family or to take to a function - it never fails and always gets rave reviews. Thanks Sandra! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had never cooked Lasagna before in my life and I am 26. I got this recipe and it was easy to follow. It has somethings that I don't like to eat in it but you couldn't even taste them. Well All I really need to say is that a friend of my husbands come over to have some and he is 40 and he said that was the best Lasagna he had ever eaten. Thank you so much for this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband gave this his seal of approval. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
is very good. Highly recommended. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my kids' favorite lasagna now. It's so easy to prepare and it tastes wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was easy to make, but with the tomato soup it gave it a flavor very similar to Stouffers store bought lasagna. My kids loved it, my husband however asked me what I did to it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it tasted wonderful and was easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have searched high & low for an easy lasagne & this is it..I think it's great, my co workers love it, my family loves it, my friends love it..it's a huge hit when I make it..& people come back for more...It's not bland, it's not dry..but I love flavor, flavor, flavor..& I added a half can more of tomato soup, a bit more cheese..& I've tried it w/cottage & ricotta cheese..it's great w/both..& I've even tried it w/a small pinch of all spice & WOW!!...I love this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe 2 times now. The second dish was much better because I used double the amount of mozz cheese and more cottage cheese. I found it to be extremely tasty as leftovers and I usually hate leftovers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This lasagna is just amazing. At first I was kind of hesitant, however after making it, I really think it tasted better than other lasagnas. It is not oily, greasy, messy, instead it is the total opposite and filled with great flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This tasted like tomato soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
But it's terrible in this lasagne. The worst my family has ever had, and I've fed them some doozies over the years. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved the variation with the tomato soup and apple cider vinegar. It didn't taste like the normal recipes that often taste like you poured pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce in the middle. You should try this great lasagna! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am at a lack for words in describing how ridiculously bad this lasagna is. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really easy but couldnt help but think something was missing, maybe some additional seasoning. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is how I will make lasagna from now on. Loved it. Thank you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
to me it was worth a try but not a WOW taste or presentation. I will stick to mine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
thx! Super easy and the kids loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy and our family all likes it. Try adding veggies to more spices to the meat to increase flavor item not reviewed by moderator and published
The lasagne was easy to make. My 10 year old son loved it. My husband thought it was a little bland. I might try it with italian sausage next time to give it a little more flavor. I used more than 2 cups of mozarella cheese and I think that helped. The leftovers tasted better the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A close friend made this for me to try...knowing I am not a fan of lasagne. Not only was the lasagne not dry like most are... but it had such flavor and a hint of sweet. I thoroughly enjoyed each bite! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't think it would be, but my son loves tomato soup so I tried it. Not only did he like it, but my husband I did too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added a little cream to the soup, after reading that this comes out a little dry. It was perfect! We really liked it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love tomatoe soup, so I loved this lasagna. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this with ricotta instead of cottage cheese because my mom uses cottage cheese in her recipe and i don't care for the texture or flavor. It came out a little dry, but it tasted good... my husband went back for seconds. I will definately use this recipe, with a little tweaking of the moisture content. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My 10 year old daughter made tis and the whole family agreed that it was the worst ever. I'll steer her to any other recipe next time -- this one never again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
lasagne!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband does most of the cooking at our home, but I tried this and could'nt have been more pleased. item not reviewed by moderator and published
my little finicky eater asked for seconds. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
we liked it :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
bellisimo!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We liked this recipe for lasagne thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
and we liked this a lot :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not your traditional lasagne sauce, but it's pretty good! Five stars because my tomatoe soup loving daughter loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this was better than the ones you buy in the store. This willbe one recipe I make every time I want lasagna item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you have not tried this then you should not rate it!!!!! :( I am a good cook and I will try it first, then rate it! By the way, she does have class! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Personally I hate ricotta. I like this alternative! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Mario is a food snob anyways! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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