This Easy Lasagna recipe is made with oven ready lasagna noodles, jarred tomato sauce and a couple special ingredients that bring LOADS of flavor! Includes step by step recipe video so you can make this simple lasagna at home.
1lbItalian sausageloose packed or casings removed (5 sausages)
3.5cupsjarred tomato pasta sauceabout 1.5 jars
1/2cupfrozen spinachthawed and squeezed dry (100g)
1/2cupshredded Parmesan cheese
3cupsshredded Mozzarella cheesedivided
12oven ready lasagna noodles
In a large pan, cook ground beef, Italian sausage and onion until browned, stirring often. If there is a lot of liquid in the pan, drain it before continuing.
Stir in garlic, salt and Italian seasoning and cook 1 minute.
Stir in pasta sauce and water. Remove from heat to cool slightly. (This can also be made in advance and refrigerated up to 4 days or frozen up to 3 months)
In a medium bowl, stir together Ricotta, spinach, cream, egg and Parmesan and 1 cup of Mozzarella cheese. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (if baking right away) and lightly grease a deep 9x13" pan.
Spread just enough meat sauce in the bottom of the pan to create a thin layer.
Top with 3 lasagna noodles. Spread the noodles with 1/3 of the Ricotta mixture, and top that with 1/4 of the meat sauce.
Repeat layers 3 times, and on the last layer of noodles spread only the remaining meat sauce.
Lightly grease a piece of tin foil or oven safe lid and place over top of the lasagna. Bake for 40-45 minutes until noodles are tender (this can take up to 60 minutes, depending on your brand of pasta) -- it will still be juicy at this point and that's okay.
Remove the foil and sprinkle with remaining 2 cups mozzarella cheese. Bake for 10 minutes until melted and broil for 2 minutes if desired to brown the cheese.
Remove from the oven and let rest for 10-15 minutes -- there should not be any liquid remaining on the edges after this rest. Slice and serve.