Quick Lasagna Recipe

Monday, January 5, 2015
Making lasagna can be very time consuming but my quick method of making this classic Italian dish comes out great every time.


It's great even on the weeknights and leftovers taste even better.


I love to make lasagna the day before and let all the flavors meld together in a big casserole dish.


This is surely a family favorite that I don't have to wait for holidays to roll around to have.


If you hate to cook, just follow this simple guideline of shortcuts and let's get cooking!


Scroll down to the recipe card for tips and printable suggestions.




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Here is a short cut version of our love for lasagna.


Sometimes you have to get a little creative to make it happen.


This came out terrific although it took me half the time.




this is a large pan of quick lasagna with lots of noodles cheese and meats in it






Suggestions:



You can use any kind of frozen meatballs or make your own seasoned hamburger.


Adding a little fennel seed ( around 1 teaspoon) will make the ground meat taste more like sausage.


I usually layer my lasagna the day before then bake it when it's almost time to serve, the flavors are enhanced.


The only real big difference is the noodles and how it cuts in slices.


You can use the no-boil lasagna or this casserole is done with broken up regular lasagna noodles.


Either method is fine and also you can use any kind of pasta you have on hand if you're looking for just flavor, it all tastes great no matter what styles you use.


Lasagna can be time-consuming for sure and these shortcuts will help save loads of time.









Tip:


  • If you really want to make this even faster, buy pre-boiled noodles, break them up, layer and bake! 
  • Any kind of pasta works no matter what shape you choose
  • When frying the ground beef add 1 teaspoon of fennel for a sausage flavored meat sauce
  • Use bottled sauce instead of homemade
  • Keep mozzarella cheese in the freezer to always have on hand
  • Using frozen ravioli shortened another step of mixing the ricotta cheese, just layer your casserole with cheese ravioli and try to find the extra large-sized pasta
  • You may need extra sauce however since it absorbs so much more of the sauce
  • I also make my original with crushed meatballs and homemade sausage. See how fast this one will come together and still make everyone happy
  • Use disposable tins for easy cleanup










Quick Lasagna Pin for later



lasagna all in one pan that is made so easy you can make it during a busy work week with meats and ricotta cheese




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Parmesan Crusted Chicken


Parmesan Roasted Vegetables








Quick Lasagna Recipe

Quick Lasagna Recipe

Yield: 10
Author:
prep time: 25 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 40 M
This is a quick lasagna that comes together in no time with little ingredients. A perfect throw together weekday meal!

ingredients:

  • 1 package lasagna noodles broken up and boiled to package instructions. or any kind of pasta you like cooked to package instructions and drained
  • Or use no-boil lasagna and just layer them broken in have in a casserole dish uncooked.
  • Note: you can also use large cheese ravioli around 3 pounds of frozen pasta and omit the ricotta cheese step
  • You will need two pounds of ground beef total either a combo of sausage and beef or all beef can be used.
  • 4 o 5 cups Italian sauce homemadeor store-bought
  • 1 lb Ricotta cheese mixed with 1 egg and 1 tablespoon grating cheese, 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • shredded mozzarella
  • salt and pepper to taste in everything
  • grated cheese around 1/2 cup Parmesan/Romano

instructions:

How to cook Quick Lasagna Recipe

  1. Fry the ground hamburger meat ( you can either add 1 pound of loose Italian sausage together or just use all ground beef with 1 teaspoon of fennel seed instead of sausage meat for flavor. Set meat aside.
  2. Cook pasta of choice.
  3. Drain don't rinse, the sauce clings to the pasta better.
  4. In the meantime, while the noodles cook:
  5. Mix ricotta cheese with the egg, grated cheese,garlic,  salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Assembling:
  7. First, add a ladle of sauce to the bottom of your 13 by 9 casserole dish.
  8. Layer pasta, sprinkle with a little grated cheese, mozzarella, ricotta cheese.
  9. Add another layer of noodles, add sauce, etc, then meat, more ending with pasta on top more sauce, mozzarella, and grated cheese.
  10. Bake until cheese melts around 15 to 20 minutes at 400 degrees preheated oven.
Calories
268
Fat (grams)
11
Sat. Fat (grams)
8
Carbs (grams)
29
Net carbs
15
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lasagna all in one pan that is made so easy you can make it during a busy work week with meats and ricotta cheese

10 comments

  1. This sounds so comforting and delicious! I make my similar sometimes. Although, I never thought to break the lasagna to cook in the oven...genius!

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  2. I'm actually making lasagna tonight but a quicker version, skillet lasagna. Yours look delicious and super simple to make.

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  3. Wow, this LASAGNA looks very tasty! I am very LIKE this recipe! I want to try it for dinner! Thank you for sharing this great recipe!

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  4. It's 6am and my mouth is watering as I read this recipe! I love lasagna, but have never made it before because it is so time consuming. I love these time-saving steps, thanks for this

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  5. I love how fast this looks! Definitely perfect for busy nights!

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  6. This lasagna sauce is really easy perfect for dinner. As with two kids it is difficult to make elaborate dinners.

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  7. I love comfort food and this lasagna definitely fits the bill, especially when I'm craving it without having to start way in advance! Thanks for the great idea!

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  8. One of my favorite comfort food, this reminds me to tackle one for tonight's dinner. Thanks for the idea.
    From: Calleigh

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  9. Oh my I love lasagna and I love the way you used crushed meatballs and sausage, such a great idea!

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  10. I just love quick recipes, especially since I now have a toddler and an infant. This looks super delicious, and I'll be trying it very soon!

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