Cheesy Beef Lasagna


Hearty lasagna recipe with a ground beef meat sauce and three cheeses layered with uncooked lasagna noodles to save some work.

Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs
12 servings


  • 1 serving PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

  • 1 ½ cups part-skim ricotta cheese

  • cup water, divided

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided

  • 1 ½ pounds ground chuck beef (80% lean)

  • ¾ cup chopped yellow onion

  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans Hunt's® Petite Diced Tomatoes, undrained

  • 2 ½ cups Hunt's® Tomato Sauce

  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 9 dry lasagna noodles, uncooked

  • 2 ½ cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

  • 1 cup Kraft® Grated Parmesan Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 13x9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Combine ricotta cheese, 2 tablespoons water, parsley and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in small bowl; set aside.

  2. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and onion; sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Cook 7 minutes or until beef is crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 1 minute more or until fragrant. Drain. Add undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, remaining water, vinegar and red pepper flakes to skillet. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Assemble lasagna by spreading about 1 cup meat sauce over bottom of dish. Place 3 dry noodles over sauce, top with 2 cups meat sauce, half of ricotta mixture, 1 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, ending with a layer of noodles topped with remaining sauce and remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

  4. Spray underside of aluminum foil with cooking spray; cover dish tightly with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes more or until cheese melts and sauce is bubbly. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

298 Calories
14g Fat
21g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 298
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 835mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 202mg 16%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 374mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.