This simple recipe only takes minutes to prepare and you can have it on the table in under an hour. Add a tossed salad and some bread to round out the meal.

Deconstructed Lasagna

Deconstructed Lasagna

Brenda Carr
Lasagna without the large noodles. Using cheese tortellini it makes it easy to scoop and share.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 7


  • Oven


  • 1 lb Ground Beef, Italian Sausage, or half and half
  • 24 oz Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 Chopped Onion
  • 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 pkg Fresh or Frozen Tortellini (9 oz minimum)
  • 8 oz Cottage Cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Brown meat then drain the excess grease.
  • Add the chopped onion and sauté with the browned meat until onion is cooked.
  • Mix together half of the sauce, half of the cheese and the cottage cheese.
  • Stir in the meat/onion mixture and the tortellini.
  • Spread into a 9x13 pan or glass dish.
  • Pour the remainder of the sauce on the tortellini and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake for 10 minutes more until the cheese is melted and browned.
Keyword Lasagna, Tortellini

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