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5 Ingredient Lasagna

5 ingredient lasagna
This lasagna recipe has been a staple meal for our family for years now.  It is super-easy to make, and we have most of the ingredients on hand always.  My girls love to help me make it by each taking a layer.  Lasagna is such a comfort food for me, especially served with bread or rolls!  Here is the recipe for this easy 5 ingredient lasagna.

Putting lasagna together is basically layer after layer, or ‘a pattern’ as my 5 year old puts it.  Meat and sauce first, noodles layered over top, cottage cheese, then shredded cheese.  So I let my kids choose their assignment.  This time, Charli chose to sprinkle the cheese on and Olivia wanted to lay the lasagna noodles out.  So I did the meat mixture and cottage cheese.  They thought it was really fun!  Here is the recipe:

5 Ingredient Delicious Lasagna
1 lb. ground beef, browned
2 jars marinara sauce with mushrooms
16 oz. cottage cheese
1 cup colby jack shredded cheese
lasagna noodles, slightly under-cooked

*pssss. I like to throw my sauce in the Blendtec and add some spinach to it before adding it to the meat!  My girls don’t even know!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Start out by adding the marinara sauces to the meat mixture and heat.  Spray a 9×13 inch pan with cooking spray and spread 1/3 of the meat mixture on the bottom.  Over that, layer noodles across the whole width and length of the pan.  Next, spread some cottage cheese over top then sprinkle with cheese.  Repeat those layers. 
Bake in the oven for 45 minutes.  Cover with tin foil half way through to avoid a burnt top, but I like a little burnt top on mine!
That’s it!  Not only is this delicious lasagna easy because it has 5 ingredients, but it’s also easy because of the prep.  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do!


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