Weeknight Lazy Lasagna
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 8 ounces uncooked lasagna noodles, broken into 2-inch pieces
- 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
- 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce with meat
- Preheat oven to 400°. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Drain noodles well; stir into cheese mixture.
- Spread 1 cup pasta sauce into a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the noodle mixture and 1 cup sauce; layer with the remaining noodle mixture and sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
- Cover with greased foil; bake until heated through, 10-15 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts1 serving: 332 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 901mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein.
Dec 5, 2019
This was a great lasagna. My boys just loved that they could break up the noodles. I don’t like to make any changes when I first make a new recipes but my boys will not eat ricotta cheese. So in place I used cottage cheese. It came out great and will make again just the same. Also I did read about the noodles sticking together so in the boiling water I added some olive oil just before I added the noodles. It worked very well.
May 31, 2018
this was by far one of my favorite variations of lasagna. It was so easy to put together.
Dec 18, 2017
The taste is great because, well, it’s lasagna. The issue I have is that it’s still a bit fussy—the noodles stick together when mixing with the cheeses. I had to keep reaching into the bowl to separate them, which was messy. I think the only way to make lasagna easier is to use no bake noodles. I’ll try it again and update if I have an easier time next time. I used non-meat sauce to make it vegetarian.
Dec 10, 2017
The taste is great because, well, it’s lasagna. The issue for me is that it’s almost as much work as regular lasagna. By draining the noodles well (as instructed), they stuck together when mixing with the cheese, so I had to keep reaching in the bowl to pull them apart. And there is still plenty of layering to do. I think the only way to make lasagna less fussy is to use no-boil noodles.I used non-meat sauce to make it vegetarian.