And sometimes I want lasagna on a Tuesday night.
And I don’t have time to do all that on a Tuesday night.
Enter my 6 Ingredient Lasagna. Seriously. Only 6 ingredients. And you don’t even have to boil the noodles. It all cooks right together.
Yeah, it has to cook for about an hour, but the prep is super easy. And that hour will give you time to get homework done or just sit and chill. (Yeah right. We know that’s not going to happen!)
And as with most dishes like this, it’s even better the next day. Just be sure to wrap it tightly in foil and reheat at 350°F. You can even sprinkle a little more cheese on top if you want. I mean, who doesn’t like extra cheese? Just remember, if the dish is straight out of the fridge, start it in a cold oven. Never put a cold dish in a hot oven. That’s your cooking tip of the day. 🙂
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 (24 to 26-ounce) jarred marinara
- 1 cup water
- 1 (12-ounce) package no-boil, oven ready lasagna noodles
- 1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat the oven to 425°F and lightly spray an 11x7-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Brown the ground beef over medium-high heat and drain the excess grease away. Return the meat to the skillet over medium-low heat and add the marinara and 1 cup water. Stir to combine and heat through.
- Layer about 1/4 of the meat sauce evenly in the bottom of the prepared pan. Cover with a layer of the uncooked pasta. Add about half of the ricotta cheese and spread evenly. Sprinkle about 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese. Top with and 1/4 of the sauce, then more pasta, the remaining ricotta, and 1/3 more of the mozzarella cheese. Add another 1/4 of the sauce, then another layer of pasta. Top with the remaining sauce and sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
- Wrap the dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake for a hour or until the pasta is tender. Allow to rest for about 10 minutes before serving.