Extra-Easy Lasagna

Extra-Easy Lasagna

47 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 87% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Common pantry ingredients like spaghetti sauce and lasagna noodles come together to make an extra easy lasagna.


3/4 lb Ground beef
3 c Ragu Traditional Spaghetti Sauce
15 oz cottage cheese; lowfat, no sodium
8 oz mozzarella cheese; Shredded
6 lasagna noodles; Uncooked
1/4 c Water

Original recipe makes 8 Servings



In 10 inch skillet over medium high heat, cook beef until browned, stirring to separate meat. Spoon off fat. Add spaghetti sauce, heat through, stirring occasionally. In 2 quart oblong baking dish, spread 1-1/2 cups meat mixture. Top with 3 uncooked lasagna noodles, half of the ricotta cheese and half of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining meat mixture. Slowly pour water around inside edges of baking dish. Cover tightly with foil. Bake at 375 degrees (f) for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes more. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. ~ Makes 8 main dish servings.

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I added pepperoni's to mine and it was great!


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Made this lady night & it was a hit! I added a half teaspoon of salt & pepper to the ricotta along with fresh parsley & basil. Will definitely make again!
ChickieX 2y ago

...very easy to follow.
Nataliasoasis 2y ago

Quick and simple to make...great dish
lovepink 2y ago

Easy and delicious. Will be making again. Will use more noodles next time and I ran out of cheese!
PaulHomeChef 2y ago

I tried to put noodles at the bottom of pan. I also added a spaghetti seasoning packet to my meat. The family <3 it. ;-) I will be making this again.
MsGlass01 2y ago

Really yummy. Will half the hamburger next time. Gluten-free no bake noodles worked perfectly.
leahkenyon 2y ago

I'm all about "easy" but want "good" also ... this recipe is both. Family loved it!
tauniw 2y ago

Doubled everything but the noodles and it was excellent!!! Will definitely make again!!!
valeriea.trybusguth 3y ago

I used about 1/2 the ricotta cheese b/c my husband and I aren't HUGE ricotta fans. I added salt, pepper, a little onion powder, and a couple dashes of dried onion to the ground beef. This recipe was absolutely amazing and SOOOO easy! Tasted like olive garden lasagna! This is a staple meal for my family!!!
tibauer 3y ago

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