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Beef and Spinach Lasagna

Using no-cook noodles gives you a jump start on assembling this hearty beef and spinach lasagna. It cuts nicely after standing a few minutes, revealing flavorful layers. —Carolyn Schmeling, Brookfield, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 jars (24 ounces each) spaghetti sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 9 no-cook lasagna noodles
  • Minced fresh basil, optional


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, garlic, basil and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, ricotta and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  • Spread 1-1/2 cups meat sauce into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with 3 noodles. Spread 1-1/2 cups sauce to edges of noodles. Top with half of the spinach mixture. Repeat layers. Top with the remaining noodles, sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake until bubbly, 10-15 minutes longer. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. If desired, top with minced fresh basil.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 281 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 702mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.

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  • Julia
    Jan 31, 2021

    Straight up simple and delicious. I upped the spices because that’s how I roll. Thank you!

  • Susan
    Dec 25, 2020

    I made this & it was delicious! It was so much easier using the oven ready noodles. I will make this again. It was a big hit!

  • Kimosaabe
    Dec 25, 2020

    Somehow I missed putting in a third layer of lasagna noodles, so I ended up with only two layers of noodles. didn't matter, it was still great.

  • Scott
    Jul 24, 2020

    This recipe was very easy to prepare and was the best tasting Lasagna I have ever made. I used chopped fresh spinach because I had no frozen. I cooked it in the sauce. I followed the recipe besides.

  • Mary
    Jun 5, 2020

    This recipe is very good but I have had to tweak it some. There’s not enough sauce to assemble the way you suggest. 4 layers of sauce,2 layers of ricotta mixture and 4 layers of noodles

  • Jona
    Jan 11, 2020

    Super delicious! I tried this recipe and it turned out really good. My son kept saying it tastes really good which I agree. This is my second time to make lasagna. The first time didn't turned out good. When I saw this recipe it seems simple to make so I tried. I just added more spinach because I love spinach. I used one package frozen spinach and one cup sauteed fresh spinach and followed the instruction. It is really simple to make. I recommend this recipe to everyone. I printed it myself and added it to my recipe collection. I will sure make it again. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  • Suzie
    Feb 25, 2018

    I made mine low calorie by not greasing the pan and draining the fat from the beef before adding the onions.The no cook noodles are thinner but I used regular cooked to save money. I must have not measured right because I needed to add extra sauce to the top. but there was plenty on the bottom before the first layer. I also found it easier to spread the ricotta mixture on the noodles rather than add sauce first. I altered the recipe and in the end it came out great.I covered the dish with foil and the mozarella stuck. Next time I will leave it looser.

  • Elfie
    Aug 24, 2017

    Absolutely delicious! I used fresh beet greens instead of spinach and it was the best lasagna I've ever had. It was so easy too. I would recommend this recipe to anyone.

  • Pat
    Aug 7, 2017

    Delicious! I didn't have chopped onions or the dried basil. I used an Italian four cheeses blend in lieu of mozzarella. This is one dish the entire family enjoyed!

  • kendra004
    Aug 1, 2016

    This has been the only Lasagna recipe I have used since I found it! Easy and very DELICIOUS! So happy I found this recipe!