Easy Lasagna Recipe

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12
EASIEST lasagna recipe! A classic 3 layer lasagna dish, smothered in a quick meat sauce and a blend of cheeses. Easy and fast dinner!  

Ingredients

  • 8 oz lasagna noodles
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 32 oz spaghetti sauce
  • 16 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 1/4 cups mozzarella cheese grated
  • 3/4 cups grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Soak 9 sheets of lasagna noodles in VERY hot water. 
  • Meanwhile, brown beef. Drain fat and add onion then sauté additional 2 minutes.
  • Add the sauce and ricotta cheese and heat thoroughly. 
  • In a 13 by 9-inch pan, ladle enough sauce to thinly cover the bottom. Layer with 3 lasagna noodles, 2 cups of sauce, 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese. Repeat twice.
  • Bake at 350° F for 45-55 minutes. 

Notes

NOTES:
Since most jarred sauces come in 24 oz bottles you can substitute 1 (24 oz jar of sauce) plus 1 cup of water for 32 oz of spaghetti sauce.
Cottage cheese can be used in place of ricotta cheese.
TO FREEZE: Assemble the lasagna per recipe instructions into a disposable foil pan. DO NOT BAKE. Once meat sauce has cooled, cover with foil. Place into a grocery bag to protect from any frost and tie, then place into the freezer. When ready to bake, thaw completely and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour.  
Boiling water will soak the noodles faster than using hot tap water. The noodles are ready to be used when they are flexible to bend without snapping.  

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1gCalories: 439kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 27gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 707mgPotassium: 573mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 690IUVitamin C: 5.9mgCalcium: 283mgIron: 2.8mg