All the taste of long-cooking lasagne comes through in this quick stove top simmer.

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5 mins
40 mins
45 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Brown meat in large saucepan; drain.

  • Add peppers, garlic, pasta sauce, water and dressing; bring to boil. Stir in noodles; cover.

  • Cook on medium-low heat 10 to 15 minutes or until noodles are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese; cover. Let stand 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Special Extra: Stir 1/2 cup ricotta cheese into noodle mixture before sprinkling with shredded cheese.

Substitute: Substitute 12 regular lasagne noodles, broken into small pieces, for the oven-ready noodles. Increase water to 2 cups and cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

597 calories; protein 32.3g; carbohydrates 54.9g; fat 26.5g; cholesterol 80.5mg; sodium 1072.9mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (47)

Rating: 4 stars
Ok, made this tonight and it was very good. Will be making it again and will change some ingredients. Add spinach or zucchini or mushrooms since I've used these in my baked Lasagnas. Will add more garlic and experiment with different pasta sauces. Will try with Italian sausage too. I like having a way to make lasagna fast and easy like this. Plus in summer no oven to overheat the kitchen. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very good! I did change it up a bit because I didn't have no-boil noodles. Boiled the pasta separately, mixed everything together along with some shredded Italian cheese blend and topped with a little mozzarella. Baked at 350 for 20 minutes. Yum. Thanks :) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I'll make it again but with changes--the dressing is not necessary and actually makes the dish greasy. It is obviously a Kraft sponsored recipe, so they try to get as many of their products as possible in the recipe. A teaspoon of Italian Seasoning adds the necessary flavor without the oil. I didn't have oven ready noodles, used the regular ole lasagna noodles and they were fine. I used shredded mozzerella on top which was yummy! I also used a can of Hunt's Spaghetti sauce and it was fine. I think with adjustments it can be a 5 star. The dressing just doesn't cut it for me. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I have made this a few times always a hit. I have added mushrooms and red pepper and onion very good. Like it better without the ricotta cheese. That is just a personal choice. Very good leftovers! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a great quick and easy crowd-pleaser. Definatly add the ricotta cheese to it, as well i like to add a little more garlic as well as oregano and basil to the sauce. Also, i find a nice touch is to sautee 1/2 an diced onion with the meat. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Family liked it. I did put ricotta in mix but also reserved some. Put whole recipe in a casserole , and put reserved ricotta on top then added the recipe additional cheese. Placed in the oven @ 350 for about 20 minutes to get the baked bubbly toasty brown of the cheese just like lasagne. A hit. A keeper. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious and easy. I was skeptical at first because my no boil noodles didn't crack in quarters but more like 'shards'...but ultimately worked out. Had to separate noodles as they cooked so they weren't all glued together, was a little scary (and ugly) but as soon as I put the cheese on top to 'hide' the fairly odd looking noodles, it looked fine and tasted great too. I added some chopped pepperoni and extra garlic. I sprinkled some oregano, basil, parm cheese and a drizzle of olive oil on top of the mozzarella. Made it ahead of time due to kids sports schedules and we nuked our own plates as needed.....was even better after it sat for a bit, flavors really developed and 'noodles' had a better consistency. Definitely will make again, any 'add ins' you like will definitely work. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
So easy and good! I added mushrooms, 1/2 chopped up onion, chopped up pepperoni, and 1 Tbs italian seasoning. Great for when you're craving lasagna, yet don't have time to bake it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Easy recipe - great for a weeknight. My husband and 2 year old loved it! Read More