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Spinach Alfredo Lasagna

This casserole relies on a jar of store-bought Alfredo sauce to make it different from traditional tomato-based lasagnas. I came up with this recipe after eating a similar dish at a favorite Italian restaurant. While I’m browning the sausage, I soak the noodles in hot water instead of boiling them. It saves time and the dish turns out great. —Beth Stephas, Eagle Grove, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 12 ounces uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) Alfredo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Soak the noodles in hot water for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain noodles; set aside. Drain sausage; add the spinach, Alfredo sauce, salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, combine the egg and cheddar, ricotta and Parmesan cheeses. In an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer a third of the sausage mixture, noodles and cheese mixture. Repeat layers twice. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 490 calories, 29g fat (17g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 828mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • Allison
    Jan 21, 2019

    Very nice. I substituted ground chicken for the sausage as I’m not a huge sausage fan. I added a touch of garlic powder to the meat for more seasoning. It froze very well. I made an entire pan, we ate half at dinner and I wrapped the other half in cling wrap and foil and froze for another time. My 3yo son loved it!

  • tkuehl
    Sep 4, 2014

    Like the other reviews, my family loves this recipe (I've been making it for years). I've prepared this recipe as is and like it, but by switching it up with a bag of fresh spinach and a grated carrot in lieu of the frozen spinach really makes this a stand out lasagna. Once the sausage is browned, I lay the grated carrot and spinach on top of the sausage, cover with a lid and let it wilt for about 5-10 minutes. I then add the S&P and alfredo sauce, and mix. This is one of those recipes that is wonderful right from the oven, but is even better the next day as leftovers. I always get a recipe request when I take this dish to a family or church event. A great way to get spinach and carrots in your "non-veg" eaters too.

  • chargord
    May 12, 2014

    My family loved this recipe. I did change it slightly though; I used 1-1/2 lb. sweet Italian sausage, 2 packages of drained spinach and 2 jars of Prego Alfredo sauce. I had some roasted tomatoes that I'd made and added some of those to the meat mixture. This wasn't that difficult to put together and it would also work well as a half recipe for smaller groups. My husband raved about this recipe and told me not to lose it! Definitely will make it again.

  • laurajeanhunter
    Mar 8, 2014

    This tastes just fine. BUT considering the prep I would stick with my traditional lasagna for all the work that went into it. I think it had a flavor more like a quick fix dinner.

  • bootsiegirl
    Aug 21, 2013

    This is one of my favorite lasagnas to make! It is FABULOUS! I use hot sausage and Classico Alfredo sauce ... soooooooo yummmy!!!!! This is comfort food at its best!

  • saf_fron
    Aug 4, 2013

    I made this for my picky family. I used spicey sausage. I made half with the alfredo sauce/spinach and half sausage/marinara sauce. It was delicious and having two choices in one dish was great for picky eaters!

  • tahoeblue08
    Nov 29, 2012

    SO yummy! I try to reduce fat with low-fat ingredients when possible (turkey sausage, low-fat cheese, etc.).

  • acooley1
    Oct 4, 2012

    Deliciously cheesy, rich, and hearty. This was a favorite by all who tried it. I will definitely make it again, although I'll make it in two 8x8 dishes since there are only two of us and this make enough to feed an army.

  • LibbiPeach
    Sep 9, 2012

    not sure my family thot it better than my regular beef lasagna, but i loved it !

  • halfback
    Mar 1, 2012

    So delicious, my family loves it.