How To Make Spinach Lasagna

Be the Hero When You Serve This Tasty, Quick Lasagna for Dinner Tonight

A huge casserole dish of lasagna, baking in a warm oven, can tantalize the tastebuds with anticipation of garlic, tomato, cheese, and spicy flavors, all in one delicious meal to come. Yum . . . doesn't that just make you want to gather all the ingredients and put together a meal for your family?

A spinach lasagna is quick and easy to make, serves eight to ten in one sitting, or offers up leftovers that are scrumptious and satisfying.

This recipe can be done very quickly or with a little pre-planning. The quick way would be to use a pre-made traditional red sauce you can find in your local grocery store. A favorite is Barilla traditional red sauce. Or, create your own favorite recipe of red sauce, which takes a little longer, but homemade is always worth it. Either way, you will need about 3 cups of sauce for this recipe.

Step 1

You will need:

  • A large casserole dish, with lid optional for storing in the refrigerator. The best size is a casserole dish where three pieces of lasagna noodles will fit nicely when creating a layer of noodles.
  • A large pot for cooking pasta
  • Bowls for combining ingredients
  • Colander

Step 2


  • Box of uncooked lasagna noodles
  • Large jar of traditional red sauce, or your own recipe – 3 cups
  • 2 cups of ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups of mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Bag of frozen, chopped spinach

Step 3


  • Thaw spinach and allow to drain excess water out of spinach using a colander.
  • Cook lasagna noodles as directed on box, rinse with cold water, and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, egg and one cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • For ease in assembly, divide the sauce into four even portions.
  • Also, count out how many lasagna noodles you have to work with. For this recipe, three pieces will be used per layer, totally 15 for the finished dish.

Step 4

Assemble in layers and bake:

  • Bottom of casserole dish – 1 portion of red sauce spread over bottom of dish.
  • Cover with three pieces of noodles.
  • Evenly spread cheese and egg mixture next.
  • Cover with three pieces of noodles.
  • Evenly spread drained spinach next.
  • Cover with three pieces of noodles.
  • Spread second portion of red sauce.
  • Cover with three pieces of noodles.
  • Spread third portion of red sauce.
  • Cover with three pieces of noodles.
  • Finish with remaining red sauce.
  • Sprinkle two cups of mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Pop this into the oven and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until bubbly and the cheese on top is starting to slightly brown.

Step 5

Very helpful hints, taste variations, and serving suggestions:

  • If the cheese is starting to brown too quickly, place a piece of foil over top but not touching the cheese. This can be achieved by forming the foil into a “tent” so it stands over the dish.
  • Be sure to let the casserole sit for about 10-15 minutes after removing from the oven. This will help some of the moisture to continue to be absorbed. It will then be easier to cut and serve.
  • Before sprinkling the mozzarella cheese on top, mix in about ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese and 1 tablespoon of garlic powder.
  • Serve with garlic toast. Cut thick slices from a fresh baguette, dip one side in melted butter, place on a cookie sheet, then sprinkle pieces with fresh parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Broil until slightly browned.
  • Offer additional grated parmesan cheese to be sprinkled over the served dish.

This is a meatless lasagna, but it is always up to you on what might go into the red sauce to make your dish the best for your family.  Spice up the traditional red sauce with sauteed mushrooms and/or onions.  Add pepperoni slices in one of the red sauce layers for some added flavor.  Or use a prepared red sauce with meat already included.

But, whatever you do, enjoy the compliments and the wonderful meal your family will enjoy.


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