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A white casserole dish with a cooked Easy Lasagna Recipe, Step-By-Step garnished with fresh parsley in the center.

Easy Lasagna Recipe, Step-By-Step

  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Total Time: 80 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x


It’s all in how you layer it! A meat lasagna made with jarred sauce and oven ready noodles that helps to get it on your table in no time.


  • 12 lasagna noodles, oven-ready or regular
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 pound Italian pork sausage
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 24 ounces jarred pasta sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Soak lasagna noodles covered with hot water layered in a shallow 9 x 13 casserole dish for 20 minutes.
  3. Combine ricotta cheese, eggs, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper into a medium bowl, stir to combine, and set aside.
  4. Brown the ground meats in a large dutch oven then add pasta sauce and water stirring to heat through, set aside.
  5. Dreain noodles.
  6. Spray a deep dish 9 x 13 casserole dish with a non-stick cooking spray.
  7. Layer 1/4 of sauce (a little more than 1 cup) into the bottom of the deep dish casserole.
  8. Place a third of the noodles on top of the sauce.
  9. Layer half of the filling on top of noodles.
  10. Pour another fourth of the sauce on top of the filling.
  11. Sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese on top of the sauce.
  12. Place another third of the noodles on top of mozzarella cheese.
  13. Spoon remaining half of the filling on to of the noodles,
  14. Pour one fourth of the sauce onto the filling.
  15. Sprinkle the remaining half of mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
  16. Place remaining third of the noodles on top of cheese.
  17. Spoon remaining fourth of the sauce on top of the noodles.
  18. Sprinkle top with parmesan cheese.
  19. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes tightly covered with heavy aluminum foil then remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes. 
  20. Let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


Place lasagna dish on a cookie sheet while baking to catch any drippings to help keep your oven clean.

This recipe is on the less saucy side so you may want to add a little more pasta sauce for your taste. 

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Easy Lasagna

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