Easy Lasagna

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This Easy Lasagna recipe is pure comfort food with a flavorful homemade meat sauce, ricotta (or cottage) cheese, parmesan cheese, Italian herbs, and pasta!

 Easy Lasagna

My ten-year-old, who has officially deemed himself Mr. Math, is a whiz in all things math. In Kindergarten, he came home talking about square roots. Really?! They hadn’t even discussed them in class, “I just got to thinking about it.” He said. Really?!

Science? It’s a breeze. If he says some random fact about any animal or space thingy, I don’t question him.

He knows his stuff. Seriously, he watches “How It’s Made,” Discovery Channel, and the History Channel with Big Daddy. I’d much, MUCH rather be watching Food Network, or Dallas, or Bachelor Pad (presently my guilty pleasure)

But Spelling, well, spelling is just ‘uninteresting.’ So, I help him with spelling as much as possible.

Yesterday, I quizzed him on spelling words on the way to school. (Just a note about Lincoln: he is the sweetest child. Always has been. He would never say anything disrespectful or hurtful, especially to an adult.) After about the 3rd word, he says, “Mommie, you know, on computers now, they have this thing called spell check…”

BAH-HAHAHAHAHA!! In other words, ‘Why am I wasting my time trying to learn to spell these words?’ LOL, I’m still laughing over it.

Easy Lasagna Recipe

Do you know what I like about this, besides it being super easy? It makes enough for two or three meals.

This is the world’s best lasagna recipe in my opinion. With minimal ingredients, it’s an easy recipe to make as well. It has layers and layers of tomato and cheese. Filled with classic Italian herbs, the sauce is so flavorful. It all comes together into the perfect bite of hot, cheesy, meaty, saucy deliciousness.

You will also enjoy this spinach artichoke lasagna.

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  1. Lasagna pan
  2. Traditional lasagna noodles
  3. Oven-ready lasagna noodles (do not need to be pre-cooked)
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Tips

The main thing to note about homemade lasagna is that the steps are straightforward but it does take time.

There are two options when it comes to lasagna noodles. You can pre-cook them or let the noodles cook in the lasagna. The pasta box will state if the noodles are lasagna ready or need to be pre-cooked. I pre-cook the pasta. It’s mostly habit. However, if you’re layering dry noodles in the lasagna, make sure that the sauce covers the pasta completely before placing it in the oven.

Please remember that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used.

Hey, while you’re here, why not check out my other recipes?

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Easy Lasagna

This Easy Lasagna recipe comes together in a jiffy. It's full of flavor and is one of my family's favorite meals.
Author: Paula
5 from 23 votes
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Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 6-ounce tomato paste
  • 2 15-ounce diced tomatoes I use low sodium
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 8-ounce package lasagna noodles boiled and drained
  • 3/4- pound mozzarella shredded
  • 2 cup ricotta cheese or cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Brown meat and drain.
  • Add seasonings, water, tomato paste and diced tomatoes to meat.
  • Simmer 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Spray a large casserole dish (12×9) with non-cook spray.
  • Add 1 spoonful or 1/2 cup tomato mixture in bottom of dish.
  • Layer: noodles, 1/3 meat, 1/3 mozzarella, next layer: noodles, all ricotta cheese, next layer: noodles, 1/3 meat, 1/3 mozzarella, next layer: noodles, remaining meat and mozzarella.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup parmesan cheese over last layer of mozzarella.
  • Bake 350 degrees 30 minutes. Let sit 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition

Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 681mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 294mg | Iron: 2mg
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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    What size cans diced tomatoes and tomato paste did you use? Can’t wait to try!

    1. Hi Lauren, sorry for the delay in getting back to you, after 2:00 I get pretty busy with my boys for a while. I use the 1 lb 11 or12 oz for the tomatoes and the 6 oz tomato paste cans. I’m going to add that to the recipe

  2. I LOVE easy recipes! Your lasagna looks so good & it’s the perfect meal for a family dinner. I would love it if you could link this up to my blog hop. Our readers would love to see this! Thanks & have a great week!

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