This weeknight lasagna is fast, thanks to no-boil noodles, frozen spinach, and jarred sauce; chopped prosciutto elevates the dish.

Everyday Food, October 2008


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Recipe Summary

10 mins
55 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Make filling: In a medium bowl, stir together spinach, ricotta, garlic, teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside. In another medium bowl, stir together tomato sauce and prosciutto.

  • In an 8-inch square baking dish, spread cup tomato sauce. Layer 2 noodles, 1/3 filling, and 1/3 remaining tomato sauce; repeat twice. Top with mozzarella. Bake until browned, 35 to 40 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Cook's Notes

It's important to squeeze the thawed spinach dry, or the lasagna may be watery.


Reviews (13)

303 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 90
  • 3 star values: 105
  • 2 star values: 46
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: Unrated
Good start...I would reduce the spinach to one package. I'm a spinach lover, but the filling to sauce ratio didn't work for me. First time with no cook noodles, not ma favorite, but this came together very quickly on a weeknight.
Rating: Unrated
This lasagna was very good and relatively easy to make. Reading other reviews.. I made sure to squeeze all the water out of the defrosted frozen spinach. I did use one package, it was sufficient. The only negative thing about it was.. neither myself nor my dinner guests could taste the prosciutto at all. Now eating the leftovers, still don't notice the prosciutto. I think it would be better to buy the cubed prosciutto and maybe fry it first? If I make it again, I will use sausage instead.
Rating: Unrated
This is a great idea - I hardly ever make lasagne because of all the fussiness, but with the no-boil noodles (and either the 3-ingredient or a jarred marinara sauce) this one looks totally do-able! 10 minutes of work and then into the oven ... for about the length of one episode of whatever you're watching! Recommendations: The Gilmore Girls (out on Netflix now) and Friday Night Lights - both great must-watch series! Happy viewing, Sarah.
Rating: Unrated
I made this for the first time last night. I only used half the spinach, which was a good call. The only drawback was that my lasagna noodles stayed sort of crunchy, but I suspect that's because I used rice pasta instead of wheat. Will definitely be making this again!
Rating: Unrated
Used ham and sandwich pepperoni, diced, bc this is what I had. Easy for a weeknight meal and tasted great. Will probably try the prosciutto along with using homemade sauce next time, and will freeze some for later. Yum.
Rating: Unrated
I made this for my family last night - husband & 2 girls ages 3 and 1½. Not being so good at eating our vegetables I thought this was a good way to disguise it....and it worked! Everyone was happy, the 1½ year old needed a little convincing but she eventually had a little bit. Next time I will add a bit of parm. cheese. But It was really delicious!
Rating: 4 stars
My son and I loved this recipe. I used beef salami instead of prosciutto and the flavor was very good. Can't wait to cook this again!
Rating: Unrated
Why frozen over fresh Spinach? I am not to much on the frozen and of course it is watery.
Rating: Unrated
I have made this recipe multiple times and it is a hit every time! Served with a crispy baguette and a nice salad, it makes a fantastic meal. Still, make sure you squeeze as much water out of the spinach as you possibly can.....a watery lasagna is never a good thing!
Rating: Unrated
Substitute fresh baby spinach for frozen (3 oz of prepacked 6oz bag). Sliced & chopped 2 Spicy Italian Sausage & added to the meat sauce. Used Abraham brand "Diced Prosciutto". It comes in a 7oz package. I used about 5oz and also had the extra ingredient of sausage. The next time I made it, they were out of Diced Prosciutto, so I simply added the entire thin slice to the top of each meat layer (but, not on the first layer). Replacing frozen spinach with fresh is a must & just have fun w/the rest
Rating: Unrated
My husband thought the prosciutto made this too salty so I subbed in salami the next time. I might also chop up my own meatballs or sausage instead. I also added some sliced mushrooms. The no boil noodles worked just fine for me and I couldn't taste a difference.
Rating: 3 stars
found this recipe very rich and flavorful, but a bit too salty. would cut out the extra tsp salt next time and maybe a little less prosciutto.
Rating: Unrated
This is deelish and super easy. Is it possible to include the nutritional information in your recipes?