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Oven Ready Lasagna (a quick, no boil lasagna recipe)

This juicy, flavorful lasagna saves you prep time by using regular, uncooked lasagna noodles. You get to enjoy your favorite dish with less work!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Standing Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 10 people
Author: ThriftyFrugalMom.com


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 8 oz. lasagna noodles (can use oven ready if you want)
  • 16 oz. cottage cheese
  • 3 to 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese optional


  • Grease 9×13 baking dish.
  • Brown beef and onion, drain fat.
  • Stir garlic salt and oregano into spaghetti sauce. Spread one cup of sauce on the bottom of baking dish.
  • Add ½ the noodles then top with 1 cup sauce. Add all of the meat and cottage cheese and ½ of the cheese. Add Parmesan cheese if using.
  • Top with ¾ cup sauce then add remaining noodles.
  • Top with the rest of the sauce and then the remaining cheese.
  • Cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes before serving.


* Can be made several hours before the lasagna needs to go into the oven.  
** This lasagna freezes well!  Just make as instructed, cover with foil and freeze unbaked.  When ready to make, remove from freezer and thaw.  Bake as usual.