Wavy Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Fresh Ricotta and Spinach Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Wavy Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Fresh Ricotta and Spinach Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Wavy Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Fresh Ricotta and Spinach

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"Classic lasagna with layers of ricotta cheese, meat sauce, Parmigiano cheese and lasagna noodles makes a hearty family favorite."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Precook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the egg with ricotta, half the Parmigiano, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a 13x9 baking dish pour 1 cup of sauce and cover with 4 lasagna noodles, top with 1 cup sauce, 1/3 of the spinach and 1/3 of the ricotta. Repeat for two more layers, for the top layer add the remaining sauce, fresh mozzarella and sprinkle with Parmigiano cheese.
  4. Cover the lasagna and bake for 30 minutes or until bubbling and golden in color.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 35 mins
  • READY IN 55 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 13, 2014

A good recipe. I really enjoyed the fresh mozzarella. After reading the reviews, I decided to tweak this recipe. I added 1/2 lb. ground beef seasoned with 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. onion powder, and extra sauce. If you like more sauce, buy two jars of the sauce.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 20, 2014

Taking note of other reviews I made a few changes. For just myself and my husband I made 1/2 the recipe but used a full jar of Barilla's mushroom sauce with an added 1/2 lb. cooked ground beef. I'm glad I used the full jar for 1/2 recipe, otherwise I would have run short, which I was close to as it was. I chose the mushroom sauce since my DH likes mushrooms in his sauce (and I rarely add them to my homemade sauce) combined with other reviews stating the meat sauce was lacking in meat. I also used fresh spinach since I always have that on hand. Followed the rest of the recipe as stated and baked in a 11x7 pan. While I enjoy Barilla's pasta there was something about this recipe that neither my DH nor I cared for. I found the sauce a little sweet for my liking and the ricotta I chose wasn't smooth/creamy (could only find a store brand). Unfortunately, after our first helpings, the remaining lasagna got tossed, which is highly unusual in our house. I'll stick with my homemade sauce but will always rely on Barilla's lasagna noodles. They're always a winner.


14 Ratings

Jul 12, 2014

Good recipe, though I like a little less pasta in the porportions. I actually used only half a box, and needed to open a second jar of sauce. this sauce is a bit sweet for me, but DH and DGD chowed down, having 2 or 3 servings! Loved this sneaky way to get a bit of spinach into DGD, lol! If you are hankering for some lasagna, but don't want to go through all the steps of a homemade sauce, the Barilla sauce is a nice one to keep in the pantry. It's also kind of a sneaky way to have the flavor of meat without much meat in it, if you have health concerns. I did use fresh mozzarella and fresh ricotta, and they lift the dish quite a bit.

Jul 25, 2014

This was really good but next time I do think I will use fresh spinach, and a couple of real thin mozzarella slices to one of the other layers as well. Yep we like things cheesy around here.

Jul 25, 2014

I really enjoyed this but I had to make a few additions as my husband doesn't like jarred sauces. I added some garlic, red pepper flakes and some Italian sausage. We really enjoyed this and using a jarred sauce sure made it easier. Very good.

Jul 24, 2014

I loved this but used an extra jar of sauce & added cooked bulk Italian sausage. This will be a regular for me.

Jul 20, 2014

We enjoyed this simple, basic lasagna. I did add 12oz. of Italian sausage, browned, as we're real meat-eaters. I also needed additional sauce, about another half jar. The Barilla sauce is a little sweet for my taste, so next time, I would probably add additional seasoning - garlic, onion powder and some crushed red pepper flakes.

Jul 18, 2014

I never met a lasagna I didn't like. And today, I'm in LOVE! There's spinach in this recipe. No guilt! Used my Sur La Table cookware, so I could create the dish yesterday and bake it today! Turned out great! My neighbor had a big piece and he liked it, too!


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