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Simple Lasagna Recipe
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Simple Lasagna Recipe

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Our Test Kitchen created tasty, cheesy homemade lasagna that couldn't be easier. This recipe even calls for no-cook noodles. Anyone can make this!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce with meat
  • 4 no-cook lasagna noodles
  • 1-1/3 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (prepared with reduced-fat ricotta cheese) equals 457 calories, 20 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 135 mg cholesterol, 986 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and egg; set aside. Spread 1/3 cup sauce in an 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Top with one noodle. Spread 1/3 cup sauce to edges of noodle. Top with a third of reserved cheese mixture and 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining noodle and sauce.
  2. Cover and bake at 400° for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Easy Lasagna in Cooking for 2 Winter 2009, p48

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

"Very easy and tasty."

Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"I was looking for a lasagna recipe for just one person. My husband is not a fan of lasagna. This sounds really good. Can't wait to try it before the weather turns warm."

Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"I actually got 4 servings out of this so it was perfect for two dinners. I used leftover homemade spaghetti sauce but like the idea that it can be made with jarred sauce. Also lends itself to adding extras such as extra meat, pepperoni, or veggies. Great recipe for a quick lasagna for 2!"

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"Delicious! I made this last week, and I was surprised how good it was considering that it did not take long to cook at all! The only thing I would recommend is to add a bit more cheeses...I ran short. Making it again this week!"

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"Such a good size...not too many left overs (if any ;). Easy to make and super yummy. Will be making often!"

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