How to make spinach lasagna

Lazy 5-Ingredient No-Boil Spinach Lasagna Recipe

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This easy spinach lasagna recipe is a lazy cook’s dream, as it takes less than five minutes to assemble the lasagna and stick it in the oven!  The secret is no-boil lasagna noodles, plus a clever combination of only 5 simple ingredients!

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If you are used to lasagna being a labor-intensive recipe, your totally need to re-think your strategy.  Come on, who wants to fumble with a pot of boiling water to cook the noddles just to have them shamelessly stick to each other?  Who wants to measure, peel, chop and pre-cook a mile-long list of fancy ingredients?  Who wants to wash a pot, a pan, a cutting board, a stove and a counter that are all dirty before the lasagna is even in the oven?  No worries – with this breakthrough recipe you are going to have a mouthwatering lasagna made with delicious fresh ingredients without any of this painful and unnecessary prep work!

How To Make No-Boil Spinach Lasagna

No-boil lasagna noodles come to the rescue – there is no need to pre-cook them and you can use them for layering straight out of the box!  If you never used no-boil lasagna noodles before, be assured that they taste exactly the same as regular ones – there is no difference in taste whatsoever!  And once you go with the no-boil, you’ll never go back 🙂

I’m using the following common and easy-to-find ingredients to layer with the no-boil noodles in this tasty easy lasagna: ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, pasta sauce and FRESH spinach!  That’s all – it’s as simple as that!

Ingredients For Easy Spinach Lasagna

Another huge bonus of this lasagna is the fact that it is fairly healthy!   You can use part-skim ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese to cut down on calories, use whole-wheat no-boil lasagna noodles for added fiber, and not to mention you are getting in a huge amount of healthy nutritious spinach that’s so good for you!  Yes, this lasagna is a great way to get more healthy greens into your diet 🙂 How’s that for an excuse to make it?

How To Make Easy Spinach Lasagna

Why am I using fresh spinach?  Isn’t the spinach lasagna typically made with frozen spinach? Wouldn’t frozen spinach be easier?  This lazy cook says “No” to frozen 🙂  Seriously, there are 4 reasons why I’m using fresh spinach instead of frozen in this lasagna:

  1. It’s easier to open a package of pre-washed fresh spinach than to thaw that old frozen green block of ice!
  2. It’s more pleasant to handle the fresh crispy green spinach leaves than the mushy wilted mess of thawed frozen spinach!
  3. You can optionally decorate the top of the lasagna with fresh spinach leaves like I did 🙂  Can’t do it with frozen!
  4. Fresh simply tastes best!

Easy 5 Ingredient Spinach Lasagna

This lasagna is moist, juicy, cheesy and delicious – exactly how it should be!  Would you like a slice?

Quick And Easy Spinach Lasagna Using Only 5 Ingredients

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Lazy No-Boil 5-Ingredient Spinach Lasagna Recipe
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This mouthwatering lasagna is a lazy cook's dream - it uses no-boil lasagna noodles and just 5 ingredients! Prep work is close to zero - this lasagna just cooks itself!
Recipe type: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4 servings
  • 15 no-boil lasagna noodles
  • 1 package (5 oz) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 package (15 oz) ricotta cheese
  • 1 package (8 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 jar (24 oz) pasta sauce
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Pour the pasta sauce in a large bowl, add 1 cup of water to it and mix to combine. No-boil lasagna noodles require extra 1 cup of water in the recipe as they cook together with the lasagna and the water gets absorbed.
  3. Optional - reserve a handful of baby spinach leaves for garnish.
  4. Pour 1 cup of tomato sauce on the bottom of the 8x12 baking dish and spread to cover the bottom.
  5. Put 3 lasagna noodles lengthwise side-by-side in a single layer. Put 2 noodles perpendicular on the ends of the baking dish to cover the gaps (you can break them to fit).
  6. Spread half of the ricotta cheese with a spoon over the noodles.
  7. Sprinkle ⅓ of the shredded mozzarella cheese over the ricotta.
  8. Put ½ of the baby spinach leaves on top of cheese in a single layer.
  9. Pour ⅓ of the pasta sauce on top of the spinach.
  10. Repeat layering another noodle layer, ALL of the remaining ricotta cheese, HALF of the remaining mozzarella cheese, ALL of the remaining spinach and HALF of the remaining pasta sauce.
  11. For the final layer, layer the lasagna noodles, spread the remaining pasta sauce and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  12. Cover the baking dish with foil, put in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  13. Optional: after the lasagna is cooked, sprinkle with reserved fresh spinach leaves for garnish.


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42 replies
  1. says:

    I wondered what “lasagne noodles” were, until I saw the packet in your picture! We call them “lasagne sheets” but they’re basically exactly the same thing. And I always use the no boil ones myself too.

    So I’m totally with you here. Great!! 😀

  2. David @ Spiced
    David @ Spiced says:

    Oh man, you had me at lazy! I agree with you, though, Melanie. I love lasagna. Like really love it. But I often think, “man, I don’t want to spend the time making it.” Thanks for the quick tips here…and the spinach addition is a good one for sure!


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