10-Minute Spinach Lasagna

This 10-Minute Lasagna Recipe is quick and easy to prep, and tastes like heaven!

10-Minute Spinach Lasagna -- quick and easy to prep, and SO good! | gimmesomeoven.com #pasta

Since becoming a food blogger, my cell number has basically morphed into the cooking hotline for my friends.

Probably at least once a day, I get a text from someone asking whether a ____ can be cooked in the crock pot, or how to tell if _____ is ripe, or what side would go well with _____ entree, or a photo asking whether _____ is a cucumber or a zucchini.  Or most often, asking to taste-test whatever I posted on Instagram that day.  ;)

Last week, though, one of my neighbors was asking me about how to cook lasagna, since she pointed out that I did not have a classic lasagna recipe on my blog.  She also had questions about brands of no-boil noodles…and whether they need to be boiled…what recipe she should try…and yep, I realized it was high time I finally post a lasagna recipe on the blog.  So instead of going with a wild and creative lasagna recipe, I thought I would start out with a foolproof classic: 1o-Minute Spinach Lasagna.

This vegetarian lasagna is so hearty that even the meat-eaters in your life will love it.  It’s made with a short list of classic ingredients, including lots of good-for-you fresh spinach and fresh basil.  (And my favorite marinara sauce recipe that I posted on the blog yesterday.)  And true to its name, once you have the ingredients lined up and ready to go, this recipe literally just takes 10 minutes to prep.  Then 45 minutes later, this fabulously delicious lasagna will be yours to enjoy.

Let’s get our inner Garfield on… :)

Homemade Marinara Sauce 12

As I mentioned, I highly recommend using my homemade marinara sauce recipe to go in this lasagna.  It’s fresh, simple, delicious, and so flavorful.  But if you’re in a hurry, the store-bought jarred stuff will also work.  :)

10-Minute Spinach Lasagna -- quick and easy to prep, and SO good! | gimmesomeoven.com #pasta

Lasagna is all about layering.  So here’s how I make this one:

1) Sauce: Begin with a layer of sauce so that the lasagna does not stick to the pan.  I recommend my homemade marinara recipe.

2) No-Boil Lasagna Noodles: No-boil is key if you’re going for the 10-minute version of this lasagna.  (Or you can also pre-cook some traditional noodles if you only have those on hand.)  I used DeLallo’s flat lasagna noodles, which fit perfectly into an 8-inch square baking dish.  But whatever brand you use, feel free to break them up and lay them down in whatever pattern so that the noodles cover the sauce in a single layer.

3) Ricotta (or Cottage Cheese): This can be a tiny bit hard to spread on the noodles.  I recommend dropping it in small spoonfuls, and then spreading it around with a spoon.

4) Mozzarella Cheese: This is what makes the lasagna perfectly ooey gooey and stringy.  You can use pre-shredded cheese, but I always recommend buying a block of mozzarella and shredding it yourself for even better melting.  (Or you can buy a ball of fresh mozzarella, and slice it into thin coins to layer on top of the ricotta.)

5) Fresh Spinach and Chopped Basil: I love a good spinach lasagna, and I prefer to use chopped fresh spinach.  But you can also substitute in frozen spinach that has been drained.  Or other roasted or sauteed veggies — like zucchini, mushrooms, onions, etc. — will also work great in the “veggie” layer.  I also added some fresh basil in with the spinach, which gives it a great extra kick of flavor.

And then repeat!!  I did two layers of the list described above.  And then I topped the lasagna with a final layer of marinara, noodles and mozzarella cheese.

10-Minute Spinach Lasagna -- quick and easy to prep, and SO good! | gimmesomeoven.com #pasta

Once the layers are complete, cover the lasagna with foil and pop it in the oven for about 30 minutes.

Then remove the foil and bake it for a final 15 minutes until the cheese starts to brown around the edges.

10-Minute Spinach Lasagna -- quick and easy to prep, and SO good! | gimmesomeoven.com #pasta

Once you pull the lasagna out of the oven, I like to toss on a layer of grated Parmesan…

10-Minute Spinach Lasagna -- quick and easy to prep, and SO good! | gimmesomeoven.com #pasta

…and then a little extra fresh basil for color.

10-Minute Spinach Lasagna -- quick and easy to prep, and SO good! | gimmesomeoven.com #pasta

Then serve it up warm!!!

10-Minute Spinach Lasagna -- quick and easy to prep, and SO good! | gimmesomeoven.com #pasta

Oh man, I don’t know how I waited 5 years to post this one on the blog.  But when it comes to comfort food as good as this, better late than never, right?  All the thanks goes to my neighbor, Leanna, for the request.  :)

Enjoy!

10-Minute Spinach Lasagna -- quick and easy to prep, and SO good! | gimmesomeoven.com #pasta

10-Minute Spinach Lasagna

This 10-minute spinach lasagna recipe is quick and easy to prepare, and super comforting and delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups (or 1 24-ounce jar) marinara sauce, homemade http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/marinara-sauce-recipe/ or store-bought
  • 9 no-boil lasagna noodles (you may not use the entire package)
  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese (or cottage cheese)
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach leaves, loosely packed
  • 3/4 cup roughly-chopped fresh basil leaves, loosely packed and divided
  • 1/3 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In an 8x8-inch or 9x9-inch baking pan, spread 3/4 cup of marinara sauce evenly across the bottom of the pan. Layer 3 lasagna noodles in an even layer, followed by half of the ricotta cheese, 1 cup of Mozzarella, 1 cup spinach and 1/4 cup fresh basil. Repeat with a second layer of marinara, noodles, ricotta, Mozzarella, spinach and basil. Then finish with a final layer of marinara, noodles, marinara and Mozzarella.

Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and begins to brown around the edges.

Remove and set on a cooling rack. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and the remaining fresh basil. Serve warm.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

10-Minute Spinach Lasagna -- quick and easy to prep, and SO good! | gimmesomeoven.com #pasta

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  1. Gloria King — May 18, 2015 @ 9:49 am (#)

    I found your lasagna recipe through Pinterest. My 11 year-old daughter and I made it last night for dinner. Everyone loved it! It was delicious. I am not a huge fan of ricotta cheese so I used about 2/3 of the container and it still turned out delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    • Ali — May 18th, 2015 @ 9:52 am

      Gloria, that’s so sweet! I’m so happy to hear that it was a hit with your family! : )

  2. Sheila — June 30, 2015 @ 9:02 pm (#)

    made this last night… was amazed at how good it was! shared the recipe with many friends lol!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 1st, 2015 @ 2:59 pm

      Awesome, we’re so glad you guys liked it!

  3. Debbie — July 28, 2015 @ 7:52 am (#)

    Does this freeze well?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 29th, 2015 @ 9:58 am

      Hi Debbie, it sure does – we hope you enjoy!

  4. Phoebe — July 30, 2015 @ 6:50 pm (#)

    I’ve made this recipe about 3 times already & my family absolutely loves it! I definitely recommend making it because it’s so easy & delicious!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 4th, 2015 @ 5:55 pm

      Thanks Phoebe, we’re so glad to hear that – thanks for sharing! :)

  5. pavithra — November 10, 2015 @ 10:53 pm (#)

    hi can i skip parmesan cheese coz it is not available 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 11th, 2015 @ 8:27 am

      Hi Pavithra, that’s completely fine! You might want to add more mozzarella though. We hope you enjoy this!

  6. Ellen — January 3, 2016 @ 2:34 am (#)

    I used spinach lasagne noodles and also added mushrooms to my red sauce. Thanks for this recipe. It tasted divine!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 4th, 2016 @ 7:03 pm

      You’re so welcome Ellen, we’re happy you enjoyed this! :)

  7. Sarah — January 19, 2016 @ 2:17 am (#)

    Thought I should leave a comment since I use this recipe so often. My husband’s favourite meal in the world is lasagne – he is Karen, from Burma, so never had it growing up. He LOVES my mum’s lasagne but my family lives in a different state to us so he doesn’t get it often. I’m not the world’s best cook, and I’m vegetarian so typically roasted veggie lasagne is a bit complicated – but I found this recipe and whipped it up and he loves it. We have it about once a fortnight! Super easy for someone like me who is still navigating how to work a kitchen (I’m only 20 so will hopefully get there eventually!!) Thanks! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 19th, 2016 @ 8:10 am

      Thanks for taking the time to share this with us Sarah! We’re so happy you and your husband are fans of this recipe! :D

  8. Andrea — February 17, 2016 @ 9:22 am (#)

    I cannot wait to make this! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 17th, 2016 @ 10:20 am

      We hope you enjoy it Andrea! :)

  9. Sandy — March 28, 2016 @ 11:53 am (#)

    This recipe is honestly the easiest and tastiest veggie lasagna I’ve ever made! Thank you so much for showing me that making lasagna can be easy!! 
    The only thing I’ve learnt after making it thrice is use of plenty of marinara sauce otherwise it gets a bit dry in the oven, and using fresh spinach is much tastier than frozen – but other than that – a total foolproof recipe – thanks so much for posting this! 
    Sandy x

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 29th, 2016 @ 9:00 am

      Thanks for sharing Sandy! We’re so happy you enjoyed this! :)

  10. plasterers bristol — April 27, 2016 @ 3:17 am (#)

    Wow this actually looks to die for. Thanks so much for this recipe. Will be making this on the weekend..

    Simon

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — April 27th, 2016 @ 10:58 pm

      Thanks Simon — we hope you enjoy!

  11. Shauna — May 8, 2016 @ 12:33 am (#)

    This looks great! Is it possible to substitute mozzarella with cheddar?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — May 15th, 2016 @ 5:24 pm

      Hi Shauna! We prefer mozzarella with this, but you could definitely use cheddar if you like! We hope you enjoy! :)

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