Lazy girl lasagna is a quick and easy dinner with only 7 ingredients that is perfect for weeknights. My whole family LOVES this recipe. Just look at all that ooey, gooey cheese!
I love lasagna, but sometimes I am NOT up for all the work. This recipe is The Perfect Solution.
Instead of using lasagna noodles, I used some wide egg noodles. I also use pre-made, bottled marinara sauce. Instead of meticulous layers, I took a couple of shortcuts. I mixed up the lasagna and meat sauce. I do one layer of that mixture, one layer of the ricotta mixture, another layer of the pasta/meat mix, and top with mozzarella. And BOOM. Dinner perfection, y’all.
If you want to make it look extra pretty, you can throw some chopped Italian parsley on top like I did. Honestly, this was more for the photo. I don’t always do this step when I am making this for my family.
Tools Used to Make This Recipe
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- Large pot – I used the same pot to cook the pasta and to cook the meat/ sauce.
- 9 x 13 lasagna pan/ casserole dish
- Mixing bowl (for mixing the ricotta/ parmesan mixture)
- Measuring cups and spoons
Lazy Girl Lasagna Recipe
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Lazy Girl Lasagna
- 8 ounce bag of egg noodles
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 bottle of pre-made marinara sauce/ pasta sauce
RICOTTA AND PARMESAN FILLING
- 1 pound of part skim ricotta
- 1/3 cup grated or shaved parmesan
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste (about 1/4 teaspoon of each)
- 1 1/4 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a small to medium sized bowl, mix the ricotta, parmesan, garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper. Set aside.
Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
Brown the meat, and drain the liquid fat off.
Return the meat to the pot, and stir in pasta sauce.
Add the pasta back to the pot with the meat sauce, and stir to combine.
Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
Add about half of the pasta & meat sauce mixture to the pan, and spread evenly.
Spoon the ricotta mixture over the pasta, and use the back of the spoon to evenly distribute it.
Add the second half of the pasta and meat sauce on top.
Top with the mozzarella cheese.
Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, until cheese is slightly brown and bubbly.
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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