Quick Microwave Lasagna

With flavorful marinara sauce, this dish doesn’t really need any extra seasoning. But if you like, you can add a pinch of dried oregano, basil, or parsley.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ½ lb. ground beef
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1½ cups marinara sauce
  • 1½ cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1½ cups ricotta cheese
  • 12 oven-ready lasagna noodles

Directions

  • Crumble the ground beef into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the beef on high heat for 5 minutes. Give the dish a quarter turn and microwave on high heat for 4 more minutes. Make another quarter turn and microwave for 1 minutes at a time until the beef is cooked through. Remove from the microwave and drain the fat.
  • Combine the ground beef with the crushed tomatoes and marinara sauce. Stir in the cheeses.
  • Lay out four of the lasagna noodles in a large bowl or a 1-quart microwave-safe casserole dish. (Break the noodles if needed to fit into the container.) Spoon one-third of the sauce mixture over the noodles, spreading evenly. Add two more layers of the noodles and sauce.
  • Cover the dish with wax paper. Microwave on high heat for 7 to 8 minutes, until the cheeses are cooked. Let the lasagna stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ½ lb. ground beef
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1½ cups marinara sauce
  • 1½ cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1½ cups ricotta cheese
  • 12 oven-ready lasagna noodles

Directions

  • Crumble the ground beef into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the beef on high heat for 5 minutes. Give the dish a quarter turn and microwave on high heat for 4 more minutes. Make another quarter turn and microwave for 1 minutes at a time until the beef is cooked through. Remove from the microwave and drain the fat.
  • Combine the ground beef with the crushed tomatoes and marinara sauce. Stir in the cheeses.
  • Lay out four of the lasagna noodles in a large bowl or a 1-quart microwave-safe casserole dish. (Break the noodles if needed to fit into the container.) Spoon one-third of the sauce mixture over the noodles, spreading evenly. Add two more layers of the noodles and sauce.
  • Cover the dish with wax paper. Microwave on high heat for 7 to 8 minutes, until the cheeses are cooked. Let the lasagna stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories420
Total Fat19g
Saturated Fat10g
Cholesterol50mg
Sodium660mg
Total Carbohydrate32g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars8g
Protein26g