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Quick Lasagna Toss

(17 Votes)
Quick Lasagna Toss
25 Min

Classic lasagna is great, but sometimes it's too much work. Our Quick Lasagna Toss is perfect when you've got a craving but don't want all the fuss.

What You'll Need

  • 12 lasagna noodles, broken into large pieces
  • 1 pound hot Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 1 (26-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large pot over medium-high heat, cook sausage 6 to 8 minutes, or until no pink remains, stirring to crumble sausage; drain. Add noodles and remaining ingredients; mix well.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until heated through and the cheese has melted. Serve immediately.


  • Add a sprinkle of chopped parsley before serving and this will look extra-fancy and fresh-looking.
  • There's nothing like a crispy, crunchy Caesar Salad to compliment a pasta dish!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 610
  • Calories from Fat 230
  • Total Fat 26g 39 %
  • Saturated Fat 13g 67 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 37g 73 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 85mg 28 %
  • Sodium 1,475mg 61 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 57g 19 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8 %
  • Sugars 8.3g 0 %

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I made this tonight and did not like it at all. I halved it because there were only two of us. The lasagna was tough even though I cooked it the max time on the box. Best Choice brand, which I won't buy again. I used a jar of marinara sauce that I had left in the fridge from a recipe last week. When I mixed is altogether, it turned orange, why I don't know, the sauce was red. I used fresh grated mozzarella cheese, the ricotta and parmesan. Very disappointed.

Very good- everybody loved it! The only think I changed was I used my leftover homemade spaghetti sauce.

Can you use ground meat instead sausage?

You sure can!

Good stuff! I decreased the amount of mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Eliminated the ricotta cheese altogether. Goes together quickly. Good for those times when you need to put together a meal in a hurry, Add a green salad, some bread and glass of chianti and you're good to go!

I've been on a hunt for quick and easy recipes and this is one of them! This was good! I cooked the sauce and meat for a while before adding the noodles, then added the cheeses and cooked for another 5 minutes. The heat from the hot sausage was a little much for my kids but I liked it. Will use a mild sausage next time but definitely a keeper. Ooh, its so easy!

Made this exactly like recipe called for, was very disappointed! Did not look at all like your pic when done. Tasted like regular lasagna, but very mushy and too cheesy. Next time, I would heat sauce before adding and cut down on cheeses.

Going shopping for what I don't have on hand. It sure looks good!

I bought everything today, everyones ready for it!!!

Can you use cottage cheese instead of ricotta cheese?

Short answer: Yes! I whisk it in and you can't tell the difference.

Cottage cheese can be substituted for ricotta, but the two are not perfectly interchangeable. Ricotta is dryer and has a finer, 'grainy' texture, whereas cottage cheese has a good bit more moisture and a lumpier texture. You might consider giving the cottage a brief whirl in your blender or your electric mixer to make it less lumpy, and perhaps drain it for a while in a paper towel-lined strainer to let some of the moisture out. A Portugese friend of ours used to make an excellent lasagna using cottage cheese, because we couldn't get ricotta at the time. He mixed an egg into it to 'tighten up' the more moist cottage cheese.

This looks really good we can't waste to make this!!

Is it ok, if you use hamburger instead of sausage? It looks really good. Thanks

Absolutely! Whatever you prefer. Enjoy!

Made this today ,same taste as my baked lasagna ,only quicker! Hooray! This will be my way to prepare, lasagna now! THANK YOU

Have not made this yet but am looking forward to making it!


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