Hearty Lasagna

This five-ingredient lasagna has all the flavor of lasagna recipes with long ingredient lists. The seasonings are provided in the sausage blend and the flavored pasta sauce.

Hearty Lasagna
Servings: 8 Prep 20 mins Cook 5 mins Bake 350°F 50 mins


  • 1 jar (28 ounces) sausage-flavored pasta sauce
  • 1 package (20 ounces) frozen sausage breakfast blend (such as Jimmy Dean)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) shredded Italian 5-cheese blend
  • 1 container (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 12 no-boil lasagna noodles (such as Barilla, from a 9-ounce box)

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spread 1/2 cup of the sausage-flavored pasta sauce over bottom of prepared dish. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage breakfast blend and cook, stirring, 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in remaining pasta sauce.

2. In a medium-size bowl, stir together 3/4 cup of the shredded cheese, ricotta and 2 tablespoons water. Spread 3 noodles over sauce in dish (do not overlap). Top with half of ricotta mixture, then 3 more noodles. Repeat layering with half the marinara sauce, 3 noodles, remaining ricotta mixture, 3 noodles, remaining sauce and cheese.

3. Cover dish with nonstick foil; transfer to oven. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake an additional 20 minutes until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 426, Fat, total (g): 19, chol. (mg): 76, sat. fat (g): 9, carb. (g): 43, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 22, sodium (mg): 882, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.