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Quick and Easy Lasagna Recipe with Frozen Meatballs

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Love lasagna but not all the work of making it? Check out this quick and easy lasagna recipe using no cook noodles, a jar of pasta sauce and frozen meatballs.

Lasagna in just 30 minutes? No problem when you use these ingredients to have dinner on the table in no time!

Lasagna is one of those comfort foods you just can’t get enough of.  But cooking the meat, boiling the noodles, and then layering it all together is just too much for a weeknight meal. With a few “cheat” tricks, though you can make lasagna quickly. You could probably even get your kids to make this one. 

Easy Lasagna Recipe

Start with a box of no cook lasagna noodles and a bag of frozen meatballs. No cooking needed here to get your lasagna up and running.

Bertolli Riserva

To make things quick and easy, you can us a jar pre-made pasta sauce or you can make your own homemade marinara sauce

Cheese Lasagna Recipe

The last layer of lasagna is the cheese. We prefer cottage cheese in our lasagna but you can use ricotta if you like prefer it.  Mixing up the cheese layer is the only prep work you will need to do before putting the lasagna together.

Lasagna with Meatballs

Start by layering a little sauce on the bottom of a pan. A cup of sauce will do. If you aren’t feeding a small army, make your lasagna in a smaller 9×9 or 8×8 baking pan.

Next top the sauce with two noodles, followed by half the cheese, and then a layer of meatballs. You do not need to thaw the meatballs. You can use them frozen.

How to Layer Lasagna

Top the meatballs with more sauce, and then more pasta, the rest of the cheese, and meatballs.

Small Lasagna Recipe

Top the meatballs again with more sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese.  While this lasagna recipe may be quick and easy, it’s also very deep.  The meatballs really give it some height.  So just be careful when layering and you’ll need less layers to get a nice thick lasagna recipe.

Simple Lasagna Recipe

Cover the dish with aluminum and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and browned.  Let the lasagna stand for a good 15-20 minutes before serving. It’s even better if you make it the day before so it can sit a bit. 

Love lasagna but not making it? Check out how to make lasagna for dinner quickly and easily!

Seriously – you won’t believe how easy this is to make.  The meatballs were completely thawed and hot throughout. 

Frozen meatballs are the trick to getting this easy lasagna recipe on the dinner table in just over 30 minutes!

Just stash a bag of frozen meatballs in the freezer and no cook lasagna noodles and a jar of in the pantry and you can have lasagna anytime.

Quick and Easy Lasagna Recipe with Frozen Meatballs

Quick and Easy Lasagna Recipe with Frozen Meatballs

Make lasagna easy by using frozen meatballs!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • 32 frozen meatballs
  • 4 No Cook Lasagna Noodles
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl mix together cottage cheese and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Set aside.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup of pasta sauce in to the bottom of an 8 x 8 baking dish. Top with 2 no cook lasagna noodles. Spread half the cheese mixture on top of the noodles. Top with 16 frozen meatballs. Pour 1/2 cup sauce over the meatballs.
  4. Top meatballs with 2 more noodles. Spread the remaining cheese mixture over the noodles. Top with remaining meatballs. Top with the rest of the pasta sauce.
  5. Cover the sauce and meatballs with the remaining mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil, tenting the middle so it doesn't touch the top of the cheese. Bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Remove foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted, bubbly and browned. Remove pan from oven.
  7. Allow lasagna to sit for 15-20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 478Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 1087mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 28g
Need an easy dinner idea? Use frozen meatballs to make lasagna in just about 30 minutes!
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