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I got this great recipe for Easy Lasagna from my friend this week, and couldn't wait to give this Easy Lasagna Recipe a try. SO GOOD!
Easy Lasagna Recipe
I got this great Easy Lasagna recipe from my friend Mary earlier in the week, and couldn't wait to try it out!
If you spot sausage on sale, this is a great recipe to use it in 🙂 You can make this lasagna even easier by buying the pre-cooked sausage crumbles in the refrigerated section of your store – LOVE that!
While I've always made crockpot lasagna, I loved that this easy recipe took me just 15 minutes to throw together, and then an hour to bake.
The no-bake noodles worked perfectly (I wasn't so sure since I haven't used them before. . .), and saved me quite a bit of prep time since I didn't have to cook the noodles.
I served it with a side salad and some stockpiled frozen garlic bread, and everyone in my family gobbled it down! This easy lasagna recipe was truly easy and SO quick.
Here's how you can whip up this Easy Lasagna Recipe for dinner:
Start with your Lasagna Ingredients:
- No Boil Noodles
- Ricotta Cheese
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Parmesan Cheese
- Sausage or Ground Beef (Make this SUPER easy and use pre-cooked sausage!)
- Spaghetti Sauce (or Pasta Sauce – any flavor – your choice!)
- You may also want to add Italian seasoning, onion, or garlic depending on your family preferences for spice
There are just a few steps to put this Easy Lasagna Recipe together. Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees.
Then you'll want to mix up your cheeses and eggs in a large mixing bowl until well combined. Next add one cup of remaining sauce to the bottom of your baking dish.
Next, you'll start to assemble the lasagna.
Add one layer of your uncooked lasagna noodles on top of your sauce. Next add 1/3 of your cheese mixture, half of your meat (browned if you used beef, or just place your sausage there if you're using the pre-cooked), 1 Cup of Sauce, and 1 Cup of Mozzarella.
Continue to layer until you reach the top (we used 4 layers of noodles!).
You'll then want to cover with foil and bake until your cheese is bubbly – about 50 – 60 minutes. At around 45 minutes, uncover your lasagna and cook so that the top layer of cheese is melted.
Let your lasagna stand for about 15 minutes before slicing to serve.
Pair this Easy Lasagna Recipe with a salad and some garlic bread and your dinner is done!
Easy Lasagna Recipe
- 9 oz No Boil Lasagna Noodles
- 2 eggs
- 15 oz Ricotta cheese
- 4 cups Shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 lb Italian Sausage or Ground Beef OR save time and use pre-cooked Sausage crumbles
- 30 oz Pasta Sauce If you can't find a 30 oz jar - Look for 15 oz jars and buy 2
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Mix together 2 beaten eggs, 15 oz of ricotta cheese, 2 cups Mozzarella and 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese.
- Spread 1 cup sauce on bottom of baking pan.
- Layer 4 uncooked sheets pasta (slightly overlapping), 1/3 Ricotta mixture, half browned meat, 1 cup sauce and 1 cup mozzarella.
- Then layer another 4 uncooked sheets, 1/3 ricotta, and 1 1/2 cup sauce.
- Layer 4 more uncooked sheets, remaining ricotta and browned meat, and 1 cup sauce.
- Layer last 4 uncooked sheets of pasta, remaining sauce, and 1 more cup mozzarella cheese.
- Bake covered with foil until bubbly, about 50-60 minutes.
- Uncover and cook a few minutes more until cheese is melted.
- Let stand 15 minutes prior to serving. Enjoy!
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Andrea Walker says
Just wanted to share….. A friend of mine suggested years ago to just take traditional noodles and be sure to start layers with sauce and end with sauce and it cooks the noodle entirely through as it bakes. Best part is they have better flavor since the sauce cooks the noodles. Yum!!!!
Just a fun fact
How much Ricotta in Step 2?
Kristen ~ PPP Team says
Hi Nancy, sorry about that, it’s 1/3 cup each layer but I will be sure to fix that in the recipe! Hope you love the lasagna!!!
Could I assemble this in the morning without baking it, refrigerate it and then Pop it in the oven when I got home from work? I’m super excited to try this!
Would this be freezer friendly? Or How could I make it freezer friendly?
I think so Seana! I would do everything except bake it – then take it out and let it thaw at least 12 hours before baking – then cover with aluminum foil and bake at the regular temperature (it may take a little longer to bake.) Hope that helps!
I made this and everyone loved it! So easy compared to my regular recipe. Even my mom, who has made her own lasagna for years love it. Thanks!
So glad you all liked it ~ I’ve always loved my traditional recipe, but this one was so nice and easy! 🙂
Step 7 says to add 1more cup of mozzarella but where are the other 3 cups added?
Thank you for catching that Lara! I just updated the recipe… the first 2 are added with the Ricotta Mixture, and then you layer it in one of the layers. So glad you let me know! 🙂
Here is a link to a Kraft recipe that I make all the time for lasagna. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/simply-lasagna-69196.aspx
It uses the regular noodles (a lot cheaper than the no boil type). The extra water you add cooks the noodles as it bakes. I would have never thought it would work, but it has never failed me. It also makes a huge pan, so I quite often add a little extra water, use a few more noodles and split it between (2) 8×8 casserole dishes and freeze one of them unbaked. Then I thaw it the morning I want to cook it. It easily feeds my family of 4 (with 2 teenage boys) when I add bread and a salad.
I have been using the no cook noodles for years, would never go any other way to make lasagna. What size baking dish are you using?
A 9×13 glass dish – thanks for reminding me of that! It was so easy to use the the no-bake noodles… I think I’ll be using them whenever I make lasagna now (just hoping to find some better prices on them!) 🙂
Thanks for commenting about using the uncooked lasagna noodles. During Publix’s Italian Days, I picked up a box while they were on sale BOGO. I’ve never used them before and thought I’d give them a try…Do they taste the same as regular noodles?
I was a little worried too, but they were perfect! They’re not cheap (I paid $2.19, yikes!) so grabbing them during the Italian Days sale was definitely the way to go. Let me know what you think if you try it out – I would never have known they weren’t the regular kind!