Recipes For Grandkids

Easiest Kid Friendly Lasagna Ever

Easiest Kid Friendly Lasagna Ever
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Unlike regular lasagna recipes, this kid friendly lasagna creation doesn’t require you to cook the noodles ahead of time. How’s that for easy-peasy?

Type: Main Course

Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: lasagna, food for kids, dinner for kids, easy dinner for kids, kids lasagna

Recipe Yield: 12

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

Total Time: 55 Minutes

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 jar (26-28 oz) of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (14 ½ oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano (do not drain)
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 carton (8 oz) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 10 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 3 cups (12 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese

Recipe Instructions:

Step 1:

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Step 2:

In the first bowl, combine spaghetti sauce, undrained tomatoes, and water. Mix and set aside.

Step 3:

Chop the parsley with a knife and cutting board, or place parsley in a small bowl and snip using kitchen shears.

Step 4:

In a second bowl, whisk egg. Add ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, and parsley. Mix well.

Step 5:

To assemble lasagna, spread 1 ½ cups of the sauce over the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.

Step 6:

Arrange five uncooked noodles in a single layer over the sauce by placing four noodles lengthwise and one noodle crosswise to cover the bottom of the baking dish (if necessary, break off and discard ends of noodles, so noodles will fit flat). Press noodles into the sauce.

Step 7:

Spread all the ricotta cheese mixture over the noodles. Sprinkle with half (1 ½ cups) of the mozzarella cheese.

Step 8:

Top with 1 ½ cups of the sauce and the remaining five uncooked noodles, breaking noodles to fit. Press noodles into sauce. Spread the remaining sauce over noodles.

Step 9:

Cover with aluminum foil (you can refrigerate the lasagna for several hours or overnight).

Step 10:

Bake 45 minutes (55 minutes if lasagna was refrigerated), or until noodles are tender.

Step 11:

Remove from the oven. Uncover carefully and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Recover loosely with foil; let stand 15 minutes.

Step 12:

Cut into squares and enjoy with a salad and garlic bread.

Editor's Rating:

Jaimie Johnson, Pampered Chef

Jaimie Johnson, “Chef Jaimie”, shares the art of cooking, baking, and entertaining with friends and families everywhere. She has 18 years in the food industry. Johnson enjoys teaching baking and decorating techniques. She also enjoys teaching about making healthy meals in a hurry, assembling time-saving meal prep in her workshops, and creating the perfect party and bridal shower experiences with her Pampered Chef business. When she is not cooking, Johnson has a full-time marketing career with a well-known travel company and enjoys spending time with her family, including her new puppy, Ace. For more fun recipes, check out her blog at:

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