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Beef and Spinach Lasagna Recipe

Beef and Spinach Lasagna Recipe

Using no-cook noodles gives you a jump start on assembling this hearty main dish that Carolyn Schmeling of Brookfield, Wisconsin recommends. It cuts nicely after standing a few minutes, revealing flavorful layers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 jars (24 ounces each) spaghetti sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 9 no-cook lasagna noodles


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, garlic, basil and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, ricotta and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  • 2. Spread 1-1/2 cups meat sauce into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with three noodles. Spread 1-1/2 cups sauce to edges of noodles. Top with half of the spinach mixture. Repeat layers. Top with the remaining noodles, sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (prepared with lean ground beef) equals 281 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 702 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Reviews for Beef and Spinach Lasagna

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

"Delicious! One of my family's favorite recipes. I usually add fresh sauteed mushrooms & use fresh cooked spinach instead."

Reviewed May. 6, 2014

"Delicious! My husband says 2 thumbs up!"

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2014

"Very good everyone I made it for asked for the recipe"

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

"This recipe sounds so very easy and it looks delicious. I cant wait to try it!!"

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

"So yummy! My whole family loves this. I have a very picky toddler who will eat every last bite of this recipe"

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"Made this for my family last night and instead of making it in a 9X13 pan I put it into 2 foil cake pans and put one in the freezer for later. Everyone loved it!"

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2011

"My family loved this! In fact, my husband said this was the best lasagna I have ever made. The spinach added such a great texture."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"Quite tasty. Had to improvise a bit because I didn't have all the ingredients. Had to use cottage cheese and sour cream, ground turkey, and had to make tomato sauce from canned tomatoes."

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2010

"everybody in this house love it. its a great recipe and yes it will be made again in my house. thank you .EH"

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2010

"Very good & filling!"

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"Very tasty, even with my lower fat modifications. I used lean ground turkey instead of beef, low fat ricotta, and fat free mozarella while adding an extra 1/2 tsp of the spices."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

"This is the first lasagna I've ever made and I've made it again and again! I have since created a more homemade version that replaces this recipe, but this is still great for a snappy and tasty lasagna. I recommend anyone to try it out."

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2009

"This lasagna is fabulous! I don't particularly like no cook lasagna noodles, so I opted for whole wheat noodles instead and WOW! The results were delicious! Can't wait to make this for my next dinner party!"

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2009

"Wonderful lasagna! My family's favorite!"

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2009

"Fantastic! My family loves it! this is one way to get teh kids to eat spinach!"

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"This was very good and not that hard to make. My family loved it! Thank you


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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.