Simply Lasagne on a plate

Simply Lasagna

This hearty, heart-warming dish has been a family classic meal for ages. It is cheesy, meaty and mouth-wateringly delicious. What’s not to love! Nothing but layers of tasty comfort food. Nothing improves a Monday quite like a lasagna!


  • 1 lb. (450 g) lean ground beef
  • 2-1/2 cups  Part Skim Mozzarella Shredded Cheese, divided
  • 2 cups light ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 jar (700 mL) pasta sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups  water
  • 12 lasagna noodles, uncooked

Makes: 12
Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 1 hr 50 min


  1. HEAT oven to 350°F. Brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat. Meanwhile, mix 1-1/4 cups of the mozzarella cheese, the ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese, the parsley and egg until well blended; set aside.
  2. DRAIN meat; return to skillet. Stir in pasta sauce. Pour water into empty sauce jar; cover and shake well. Add to skillet; stir until well blended.
  3. SPREAD 1 cup of the meat sauce onto bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish; top with layers of 3 lasagna noodles, one-third of the ricotta cheese mixture and 1 cup of the meat sauce. Repeat layers two more times. Top with remaining 3 noodles and remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle with remaining 1-1/4 cups mozzarella cheese and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Cover tightly with greased foil.
  4. BAKE 1 hour. Remove foil; continue baking 15 min. or until heated through. Let stand 15 min. before cutting to serve.

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