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The Easiest Lasagna EVER!

A fabulous favorite dinner recipe, The Easiest Lasagna Ever makes a time-consuming meal into an easy one!

The Easiest Lasagna Ever by Coffee With Us 3

I love lasagna and all things Italian. However, my husband isn’t fond of noodles in general. Because of this, I don’t really want to put forth a ton of effort cooking lasagna that he doesn’t really eat (fortunately, the kiddos are starting to consume more, so I don’t have to eat an entire pan on my own!). In the first couple of years of marriage, I came up with this recipe, which is the easiest lasagna ever, but still delicious.

This recipe for the easiest lasagna ever uses a can of spaghetti sauce instead of making your own sauce.  It also doesn’t require that the noodles be cooked first.  Just throw them in the pan dry, and they’ll come out perfect!

Yield: 6

The Easiest Lasagna Ever

The Easiest Lasagna Ever

A fabulous favorite dinner recipe, The Easiest Lasagna Ever makes a time-consuming meal into an easy one, with no cooking of noodles or sauce, and simple layering.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 can or jar spaghetti sauce
  • 14.5 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 16 oz. ricotta or cottage cheese
  • 3 1/4 cups mozzarella
  • 10-12 lasagna noodles


  1. Brown beef with onion and garlic. Drain, and return to pan. Add spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, and water. Mix well. Set aside.

  2. In a separate bowl, combine oregano, basil, cottage cheese and 3 cups of the mozzarella (keep the extra 1/4 cup for later). Mix well.

  3. In a 9×13 pan, layer: 1 1/2 cups beef & sauce mixture, 1/2 the noodles, 1/2 the cheese mixture.
  4. Repeat, then top with the remaining beef & sauce mixture.
  5. Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour 10 minutes.
  6. Uncover, top with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese, and bake another 5 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

6 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 433Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 461mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 31g

The nutritional information provided here is not guaranteed to be accurate and is provided for informational (and google) purposes only.

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Saturday 28th of December 2013

Thanks for the recipe! Best wishes for New Years. Linda

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Saturday 28th of December 2013

Thank you Linda! I hope your New Year is fabulous!

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Tuesday 26th of November 2013

This looks good to me. Easy enough. Thanks for linking to Saturday Dishes. Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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Saturday 28th of December 2013

Thanks Linda! We are so thankful you and Paula have given us the chance to take over the party!

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