Easy Baked Lasagna

Easy Baked Lasagna

Oh So Cheesy


  • Ready to Bake Lasagna Sheets (1)
  • 2 Large Jars Pasta Sauce (2)
  • 2 lb. Ground Beef (3)
  • 8 oz Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese (4)
  • 16 oz Fresh Mozzarella (5)
  • Grated Parmesan
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400*.
  2. Heat a large skillet on med-high. Add beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook beef until just cooked through, breaking up to your desired chunkiness.
  3. Drain the beef and return to the pan. Add the sauce, heat through.
  4. Slice the mozzarella relatively thin.
  5. In a 13×9 baking dish, assemble the lasagna (below).
  6. Bake, covered, for 35 minutes.
  7. Remove foil and bake 5-10 more minutes into bubbly, cheese is melted, and noodles are just starting to crisp on the edges.
  8. Add one last sprinkling of parm, add foil back, and let sit 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


  1. This is how I assemble from bottom up:
  2. Sauce
  3. Noodle
  4. Sauce
  5. Half the mozzarella, then lightly salt
  6. Sprinkle of parm
  7. Noodle
  8. Sauce
  9. Ricotta. Dollop in and use a spoon or spatula to combine with the sauce. Feel free to leave as larger dollops if desired. Lightly salt.
  10. Parm
  11. Noodle
  12. Sauce
  13. Mozz, lightly salted
  14. Parm
  15. Noodle
  16. Sauce
  17. Parm


  1. I told you this was easy! I love these easy bake, no fuss noodles. I know the traditionalists will hate me for it but you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference once it’s done. Plus the dry noodles will soak up excess moisture from the fresh mozzarella and the ricotta.
  2. Love me some Prego, feel free to use your favorite.
  3. Also feel free to make this incredibly simple (and vegetarian) by omitting the beef.
  4. Don’t skimp on this and go low fat, this isn’t a dish to do that with. Just have a smaller portion.
  5. I really love using fresh mozzarella here. I try to use fresh cheese whenever possible instead of pre-shredded.

© 2021 Mitchell Schwartz

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29 Responses

  1. D&MRobinson says:

    We’re so glad to see another recipe from you! We love your easy to prepare—and delicious!!— recipes!

    Although we miss seeing you in action, and we’re glad that you’re another day closer to playing again. 🙂 Go, Chieffffs! I smell a beautiful Repeat Kansas City Chieeeefs Super Bowl Championship… Just like the lovely aroma of the delectable lasagna on my screen!! You just made us hungry!!

    By the way, thanks for taking the time to show us and allowing us to take pics of your Super Bowl ring at the jewelry store. (I won’t say which one for privacy reasons, but what a moment that was to meet you!! You are so kind and a class act!!!) My teenage daughter lovesss your wife’s red Chanel quilted lambskin purse!! 🙂

    God bless and we hope to see you kick some butt again!! Looking forward to this year’s celebration!!

  2. Mitch Morgan says:

    Comfort food deluxe!

  3. Adam says:

    I was just thinking about lasagna today, this looks awesome and I love your recipe writing style

  4. Cheryl Horn says:

    Totally trying this for Super Bowl 55. Love your recipes. Wish Food Network would pick you up.
    How bout them Chiiieefffs!!! Love you guys.

  5. Mandy Milkovitch says:

    Pretty awesome and easy. I’m all over this! If I don’t have my own sauce in the freezer, I use Rao’s. Yum. Thank you for sharing Chef Schwartz! 🐾💕🐾

  6. Debra buttry says:

    This is definitely dinner this weekend! It looks so good! Thank so much. God bless you and Brooke and your families 🙏❤️

  7. Debra says:

    This is definitely dinner this weekend! It looks so good! Thank so much. God bless you and Brooke and your families 🙏❤️

  8. Don Catanzarito says:

    Mitch…love your recipes and was thinking Lasagna…did not know they had ready baked lasagna sheets…will give it a try this weekend…looks real good!! Thank you for posting!!

  9. Kristy says:

    Looks terrific and I love to make lasagna. Where do you purchase the sheet noodles?

  10. Stacey Baldwin says:

    Made the this tonight, everyone in my family said it was the best lasagna I’ve ever made, and it was actually one of the simplest. We live around the corner from you and my 9 year old son, Cole, thinks it’s so cool that we made one of your recipes. He wanted to tell you it’s the best dinner ever. 😉
    Thanks for sharing, love the blog, can’t wait to try more.

  11. vuasongbac says:

    I love this recipe

  12. Donald says:

    So I made your lasagna recipe and I have to say it was fantastic. I mean I have never made it before, and my wife and I loved it. It helped ease the pain of us losing last night, and it gave us comfort knowing that we’ll be back in 2021 better than before and you’ll be back. Keep up the good work and posting more great recipes.

  13. Jessica McKenzie says:

    My whole family loved this lasagna! Best lasagna we’ve ever had!!

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