Posted by Amy Andrews

Categories Pasta, Rice & Grains

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Lasagne NK-0016435

Sauce, noodles, cheese…sauce, noodles, cheese…sauce, noodles, cheese. Making lasagna is really that easy. No pre-boiling the noodles. No sauce making. Just have the few ingredients on hand and layer away. If you’re feeling guilty with the ease, go ahead and cook a few nuggets of mild Italian sausage to nestle between the layers. There. You actually did have to do some work.



Yield: one 8x8x2 inch plan

Serving Size: 4 - 6


  • 8 lasagne noodles (my fave: Rustichella D'abruzzo)
  • 1 24 - 26 oz. jar of tasty pasta sauce (Dave's Gourmet Organic Red Heirloom has me liking store bought pasta sauce for the first time. Try it, it is fantastic!)
  • 2 links of Italian sausage, crumbled and cooked through (optional)
  • 1 16 oz. container of ricotta (preferably organic, preferably full fat, but do what you have to do)
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz. frozen spinach, let sit at room temperature to thaw while you are preparing the other ingredients, then squeeze out excess water
  • 2 oz. Parmigiano Reggiano, grated
  • 1/2 cup boiling water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Put a few tablespoons of sauce on bottom of glass baking pan then layer noodles (breaking to fit 3 across), ricotta, sausage (if using), mozzarella, spinach, parmesan, and sauce leaving a little space around all sides (about ΒΌ inch). Repeat layering until you have used up all of your supplies – aim to end with cheese then sauce on top.
  2. Slowly pour the boiling water around all 4 sides of the lasagna, then cover tightly with foil. Place on the middle rack in your oven with a sheet pan on a rack below to catch any drips. Bake for an hour, remove the foil and bake 10 more minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 – 30 minutes before serving.

2 comments on “Lasagna”

  1. paul

    12 layers. Ok I will cut you some slack. But “real lasagne” must be 12 layers. Love the blog.

  2. Amy Andrews

    That’s the weekend version. πŸ™‚


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