Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
Like there aren't enough spinach lasagna recipes already! This one comes from a Classico advertisement during the Superbowl season in 1993: Super Sunday Lasagna. This is a cheater recipe that uses sauce in a jar, but it is very tasty and easy to do. Use your favorite sauce; I'm fond of the Classico sauces because they aren't very sweet, but my favorite is Newman's Own Vodka Sauce. Feel free to experiment; adding more spices or some ground sausage or ground beef only improves the recipe. Usually one and a half jars of sauce is enough, but if you're using No Boil lasagna noodles, using both jars covers the noodles so they cook better.
- 8 ounces lasagna noodles
- 2 (26 ounce) jarsof classico pasta sauce
- 16 ounces ricotta cheese
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
- 16 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese
- 2 large eggs
- fresh parsley leaves, chopped
- 2 teaspoons basil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon thyme
- Prepare lasagna according to package directions, drain, and place in a medium bowl.
- Combine thawed spinach, ricotta, 1/2 cup of mozzarella, Parmesan, and eggs; mix well.
- In a 15 x 9-inch baking dish, layer 2 cups of sauce, half the lasagna, half of the remaining sauce, all of the spinach mixture, half of the remaining mozzarella, the remaining lasagna, and the remaining sauce.
- Cover with aluminum foil. Bake in a 350 degrees F. oven until bubbly--about 45 minutes.
- Uncover. Top with remaining mozzarella and parsley. Bake 15 minutes uncovered.
- Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serves 12-15.
OUTSTANDING!! I have been using this recipe since 1993. Use fresh spinach, omit spinach, use meat sauce, omit noodles and use zucchini slices - very versatile, comes out perfect every time. Absolutely hands down THE BEST lasagna recipe!!!
Thank you for posting this! I had the same recipe and have been making this since 1993. But, I misplaced it a few years ago and have been making it from memory. It is great to have it again! Guys especially LOVE this lasagna and do not seem to notice or mind that there is not meat in it. I use organic sauces, such as Newman's, etc. ...and use the healthiest lasagna noodles I can find...organic cheeses and spinach, etc. The lasagna actually tastes better after it has cooled and even been in the fridge. My ex is a NFL athlete with a two-time Super Bowl father...and his mother said this was the best lasagna she had ever had! That is quite a compliment given her experiences! Thank you SO much for posting this so I do not have to rely on my memory any more.