The Easiest Lasagna Ever


The Easiest Lasagna Ever

The Easiest Lasagna Ever
1 Hr 35 Min

The name says it all! Whether it's a holiday or any ordinary night of the week, you don't need to spend hours making a delicious lasagna when we've got the formula for making The Easiest Lasagna Ever!

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 (28-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 pound uncooked lasagna noodles (1/2 of a 16-ounce box)
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage 8 to 10 minutes, or until browned; drain and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, egg, 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese, and the basil; set aside.
  4. Pour half the spaghetti sauce into prepared baking dish. Cover sauce with half  the uncooked noodles; spread cheese mixture over noodles, then layer over that the sausage, mushrooms, 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, remaining noodles, and remaining sauce. Pour 1/4 cup of water into each corner of baking dish. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake 1-1/4 hours. Do not unseal the top until cooking time is complete. Remove from oven, uncover, and top with remaining mozzarella cheese and the Parmesan cheese; bake 8 to 10 additional minutes, or until cheese is melted.


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Lasagna tastes so much better if noodles are cooked in sauce not boiled separately and not watery That said I always add 1 cup sour cream 2 eggs 1 t garlic powder also use small curd cottage cheese (semi drained) at least 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese Salt pepper to the cheese layer I also make my own homemade sauce other than that I use the recipe above smells divine and tastes even better

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Lasagna is so good but it is a tiring,time consuming thing to make usually, so needless to say I am happy to find a quicker version of this is Italian favorite. My family loves lasagna, but who really has the time to make it. I can't wait to try this recipe and hopefully my family will love it just as much.

Delicious! Next time I think I'll try spicy sausage. We sauteed the mushrooms just till they started to sweat. ( I know, this moves it just a skooch away from "easy".) I prefer cottage cheese so replaced the ricotta. Pasta was cooked perfect! Had some nice texture to it. Thank you for a great recipe.

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A really good easy lasagna to make. Lots of things can be changed or added as per each person's tastes. I bounce back and forth with spicy Italian sausage, and a good Mexican style Chirizo sausage. Any way you do it, it is still a great little recipe.

Oh my gosh, I'm still laughing hysterically at a couple of the previous comments! Who doesn't have at least one egg in their fridge, so why would they even attempt to make a recipe which calls for an egg? Also, another person made Lasagna in their 'pressure cooker'.... REALLY?! Now I've heard everything!! Also, try using Italian Turkey Sausage. It's very tasty, and also much healthier.

What kind of italian sausage is the best to use? Salami or..... Thanks from the Netherlands

Hello, the best Italian sausage would be pork sausage. Sweet, mild, or hot whatever you choose will work!

I don't have an egg, will it still work?

It's ok! It'll still work without an egg. Just add a little extra mozzarella cheese in the ricotta mixture if possible.

I don't have an egg, will it still work?

I made this same recipe in a pressure cooker and it was great took 10 min.

a pressure cooker to make lasagna???? Do not think I would ever ever make lasagna in a pressure cooker !!!

I made this last night and it was great and easy .I used my homemade sauce and cottage chesse

Do I need to use the type of lasagna noodles that are labeled "no cook" noodles or can i use regular lasagna noodles? Thank you

You can use regular noodles for the lasagna. Enjoy!

Can you use cottage cheese instead of ricotta cheese? Whats the best spaghetti sauce to use?

Yes, you can use cottage cheese instead of ricotta. The spaghetti sauce preference is totally up to you. Enjoy!


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