Easy Lazy Lasagna

Easy Lazy Lasagna

Time: 1 hrs


  • 3 cups penne or 3 cups rotini pasta or 3 cups other large pasta
  • 12 ounces lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar prepared pasta sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning (oregano or basil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 (17 ounce) container light ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup grated part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  • 1 In a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta until tender but firm; drain.
  • 2 In a large skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat until browned. Add onions and carrots; cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in pasta sauce and Italian seasoning (oregano or basil). Remove from heat and set aside.
  • 3 In a bowl, combine ricotta cheese, egg and 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Set aside.
  • 4 To Assemble: Spread half of the meat mixture on bottom of greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Top with all of the pasta. Spread all of the cheese mixture over pasta. Top with remaining meat mixture. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  • 5 Bake in preheated oven, uncovered for 35 to 45 minutes or until bubbling.
  • 6 Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
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