Simple Lasagna – Daniel M. Hendricks
Lasagna Slice
Lasagna Slice


1Preheat oven to 350°F.

2Mix ricotta cheese, 1-1/4 cups of the mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup of the parmesan cheese, parsley and egg until well blended; set aside.

3Pour spaghetti sauce into meat in skillet. Pour water into empty sauce jar; cover and shake well. Pour into skillet; stir until well mixed. (This will yield about 5 cups of sauce)

4Place 1 cup meat sauce on bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish. (So that the noodles don’t stick to the pan)

5Spread 1 cup of the meat sauce onto bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish (this way the noodles won’t stick to the pan); top with layers of 3 lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the ricotta cheese mixture and 1 cup of the meat sauce. Repeat layers two more times. Top with remaining 3 noodles and the remaining meat sauce.

6Sprinkle with remaining 1-1/4 cups mozzarella cheese and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

7Cover tightly with greased foil.

8Bake 45 min. Remove foil; continue baking 15 min. or until heated through. Let stand 15 min. before cutting to serve.

Simple Lasagna


June 4, 2016

I like this lasagna recipe because it’s fairly simple and uses ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 35 mins
  • Yields: 6 servings


15 oz. part skim ricotta cheese

2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 can/jar (26 oz.) of your favorite spaghetti sauce

1 lb mild Italian sausage, browned, drained

1 cup water

12 lasagna noodles, uncooked

Daniel M. Hendricks