America's Test Kitchen Simple Cheese Lasagna

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

The fresh basil is the key ingredient. Cheesy, flavorful, and delicious! I made America's Test Kitchen Chunky Tomato Sauce for Lasagna along with it, but if you are using regular jarred sauce you'll only need about 2 24-26 oz jars. I used regular noodles in place of no-boil. Recipe courtesy of America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix the ricotta, 1 cup of the Parmesan, the basil, egg, salt, and pepper until well-combined.
  3. Spread 1/4 cup of the tomato sauce over the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  4. Place 3 of the noodles on top of the sauce and drop 3 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture down the center of each noodle, then spread it to an even thickness.
  5. Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup of the mozzarella.
  6. Spoon 1 1/2 cups of the sauce evenly over the cheese. Repeat this layering 2 more times.
  7. For the final layer, place the 3 remaining noodles on top.
  8. Spread the remaining 1 1/4 cups sauce over the noodles.
  9. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup mozzarella and then the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.
  10. Spray a large sheet of foil lightly with vegetable oil spray and cover the lasagna. Bake for 15 minutes.
  11. Remove the foil and continue to bake until the cheese is browned and the sauce is bubbling, about 25 minutes longer.
  12. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.


Most Helpful

Delicious meatless lasagna. I used flat-edged no-boil noodles and jarred sauce. Loved the taste and fragrance of fresh basil.

tickledsassy February 28, 2016

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