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: 457 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 986mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g 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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venky User ID: 6759401 260861
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2017

"Good one"

mkfrazier User ID: 4922365 252658
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2016

"A perfect, easy to fix dish. I use a sweet basil and marinara sauce and layer some cooked Italian sausage with the other ingredients. Fantastic."

Helem User ID: 3356086 210468
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

"Very easy and tasty."

GeminiGirl62 User ID: 6320129 97581
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."

irishmist User ID: 1674854 95518
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!"

LoraDora728 User ID: 6309118 182309
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!"

jennabunz User ID: 1693537 182308
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!"

deniseclifton User ID: 5520511 104039
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"This recipe is wonderful. I used cottage cheese instead of ricotta and added about 1/2 lb ground beef. I will definitely make it again."

lovethebattle User ID: 3179836 95487
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"Very simple and tasty. The only adjustment I made was adding lean ground beef. Leftovers are also very tasty."

mamamerg User ID: 1706794 111233
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"Great recipe!!! I have also used regular noodles, just adjust baking time to 45-50 minutes. I have also used Prego Spaghetti Sauce with meatballs in it, tastes awesome!"

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