Ready-made spaghetti sauce and no-boil noodles makes this a fast and easy recipe for lasagna.
1 pound lean ground beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 (16-ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
8 ounces no-boil lasagna noodles
1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Heat oil for a minute in a large heavy skillet; brown ground beef in oil. Add spaghetti sauce and simmer for 15 minutes; remove from the heat.
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Meanwhile, assemble the lasagna. Spread a thin layer of sauce in an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan; put down a layer of noodles, then another thin layer of sauce, a layer of ricotta, then mozzarella and finally Parmesan. Repeat the layers, alternating: noodles, sauce, ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan, ending with sauce.
- Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Allow to stand for 15 minutes before serving.
Makes 8 servings.