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Lasagna Recipe

Easy Lasagna This is a basic layered lasagna recipe, made with ground beef, ricotta cheese, purchased spaghetti sauce, and seasonings.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

  • 8 ounces lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, optional
  • 1 jar (about 26 ounces) spaghetti sauce, your favorite
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf basil, crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside. In a large skillet, brown beef, onion, and mushrooms; drain well. Stir in spaghetti sauce, garlic powder, salt, oregano, and basil. In a 2-quart buttered baking dish (about 11x7x2-inches), layer 1/3 of the lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the sauce and 1/3 of the ricotta cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat layers twice. Bake lasagna at 350° for 30 minutes, or until thoroughly heated and bubbly. Let stand for 8 to 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Serves 6 to 8

Calories per serving (based on 8 servings): 658

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