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5 from 1 vote

Easiest Lasagna

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 6 to 8
Author: Stacey Little | Southern Bite


  • 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.