Meatless Lasagna

10 minutes
40 minutes
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This post is sponsored by Gardein but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Beef isn’t a meat we eat much of in our house. I’m pretty much the only person in the house that enjoys red meat. So being the short-order restaurant that my kitchen usually becomes, I have to find alternatives to make everyone happy! My lasagna recipe is no exception. Normally I’ll throw a good amount of ground beef in, but sometimes ground beef can get really expensive! So on the weeks when the sales are just right, I go meatless!


Gardein provides a healthy, non-GMO, plant-based protein that is also better for the planet! It takes 1,799 gallons of water to produce just 1 lb of beef. That’s the amount needed for 60 showers! Conversely, it only takes 52.8 gallons to produce 1 lb of Gardein. (source: Water Foot Print Research Methodology for beef usage).

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But let’s talk about my favorite part about this product: it cooks from frozen! I’ve never been able to do a lasagna in 30 minutes, and this recipe I got EXTREMELY close. Cooking from frozen, simmering in my Marinara sauce, and using Oven-Ready Lasagna noodles, prep was easily 10 minutes, and the oven time was roughly 25-30 minutes!

The texture of Gardein’s The Ultimate Meatless Ground, was identical of beef ground, and it absorbs the flavor really nice. Especially in a recipe like this, if you’re an average carnivore like myself, you won’t notice the difference. I definitely enjoyed the flavor of this product and it made this recipe come out pretty darn good! 

Meatless Lasagna


Not much to the prep, It is super quick to throw this recipe together. If you want to make this super simple on a weekday, prep the whole dish ahead of time, and place in the fridge, then throw it in the oven during the week and you have a hands-off meal ready for the family in 30 minutes easily!

Meatless Lasagna

Oven-Ready Lasagna

I did use oven ready lasagna, to cut out boiling time, and it made a world of difference in making this recipe a quick one! If you do plan on prepping a head of time, you may want to use standard lasagna noodles, as I’m not sure how these would fair sitting in the fridge soaking up the sauce.

On To The Recipe

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Meatless Lasagna

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 People
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  • 12 pieces lasagna noodles
  • 24 oz cottage cheese
  • 1 bag Gardein Ultimate Meatless Ground
  • 3 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese


  • While the Oven is preheating to 375, stir frozen Gardein Meatless Ground into 2 cups simmering marinara sauce.
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  • Add the remaining 1 cup of sauce and let simmer for about 3 minutes.
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  • While the sauce is simmering, stir cottage cheese in with 1 egg, oregano and basil, and about 1/4 cup of mozzarella.
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  • in a 13x9 pan, spread a thin layer of the sauce mix on the bottom of the pan, then stack 4 noodles across, cottage cheese mix, and sauce mix. Repeat this twice.
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  • One the final layer just add the remaining sauce mix (there wont be too much left, just a thin layer. Then top with the remaining layer of cheese. I also like to add a little more oregano and basil to the top.
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  • Cover with foil and cook in the oven for about 25 minutes. Finish 5-10 minutes un-covered. And that's it serve and enjoy this meatless meal!
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Thanks again to Gardein for providing the meatless ground for this meal! Don't forget to pick up your $1 coupon to and cook here!

Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!


  1. Ric says:

    5 stars
    Awesome lasagna! I tend not to like lasagna because I don’t think I’m a fan of ricotta cheese. So I was glad to try the cottage cheese substitute. And loved it!

  2. Jennifer Stewart says:

    I love eating lasagne because it reminds me of my mom! I eat WAY too much meat so this is a great recipe for me! Please come and share at Saucy Saturdays! We have lots of vegetarians!!

  3. Howie Fox says:

    This looks like a more than solid lasagne recipe! Impressive that it’s possible to pull it off in 30 minutes + it’s for 8 peeps. I like 🙂

  4. Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling says:

    We don’t really eat any red meat, so this looks like a great alternative! Delicious!!

  5. I’m a serious carnivore, and I’d eat this! It looks awesome!

    • Kit says:

      i wouldnt say that with pride. have fun with your tortured animal flesh (that happens to be a class 1 and 2 carcinogen!)

  6. This brings new meaning to “meatless Mondays”! I love that this can be made ahead and then heated up on a weekday! And I love that it’s meatless!

  7. Des @ Life's Ambrosia says:

    What a comforting looking lasagna! I bet we wouldn’t even miss the meat!

  8. debattinella says:

    I have to admit I’m intrigued with this recipe. It’s ready quickly and looks amazing!

  9. Shelley Fulton says:

    Your photos pretty much had me drooling, right off the bat, but then I totally fell head-over-heels in love when I read about how Gardein cooks from frozen, so that a baked lasagna is practically a 30-minute meal! Seriously?!?! That’s awesome! Definitely pinning this to remember and to share! What a great recipe!

  10. foodnessgracious says:

    This looks awesome!! I gotta try this with my kids 🙂

  11. This looks like a fun way to enjoy meat-free comfort food. Delicious!

  12. Looks like a delicious alternative to ground beef!

  13. saping says:

    Looks like beef alright. I’d eat that. :p

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