Beef and Spinach Lasagna Recipe
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Beef and Spinach Lasagna Recipe

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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
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 281 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 702mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein .


  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.
Originally published as Beef and Spinach Lasagna in Taste of Home April/May 2007, p19

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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kendra004 252099
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2016

"This has been the only Lasagna recipe I have used since I found it! Easy and very DELICIOUS! So happy I found this recipe!"

KarenKeefe 243513
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2016

"Simple and awesome!"

ppolen 218971
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

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

chinadoll2008 136907
Reviewed May. 6, 2014

"Delicious! My husband says 2 thumbs up!"

lauraheeke 77698
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2014

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

arealmarie 152402
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

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

misstigerlily 150462
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"

jenniferh3 106284
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!"

mbspanke 84896
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."

WilsonCWW 106283
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."

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