Quick Spinach Lasagna

Whoever invented no-boil lasagna gets our thanks--and our kid testers agree: Seconds, please!
about 8 servings

Ingredients

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One 26-oz jar tomato sauce
1 pound no-boil lasagna sheets
16-oz bag frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
Salt and pepper
32 oz ricotta
2 cups pre-grated mozzarella
About 2 Tbs olive oil

Preparation

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread 1/4 cup of sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch pan. Put a layer of lasagna noodles on top, being careful not to overlap the pasta.

2. In a bowl, mix the spinach, salt, pepper, and ricotta. Spread half the spinach-and-ricotta mixture on top of the noodles and cover with a layer of pasta (again, don't overlap the layers). Spread the remaining spinach-and-ricotta mixture on pasta; pour half the sauce over. Sprinkle on 1 cup of the grated mozzarella. Add another layer of noodles. Top with remaining sauce, grated mozzarella, salt, and pepper. Drizzle olive oil on top.

3. Bake on middle rack for 40 to 50 minutes, or until pasta is tender and cheese is golden brown. Let cool a few minutes. Cut into wedges.

How kids can help: Measure ingredients; place noodles in pan; mix spinach and ricotta; sprinkle on grated mozzarella.

Created date

February 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories (3 1/4 x 4 1/2-in. piece): 458
Fat 28 g
Satfat 15 g
Sodium 706 mg
Cholesterol 83 mg