One of my favorite meals is this simple three cheese lasagna.  I would rarely make it because of the time it would take, even when the results were fantastic.  Then I happened upon this simple three cheese lasagna recipe in Everyday Food from Martha Stewart.  I made a number of changes and was able to create an easy and no fail lasagna recipe that I just love to pieces.

So without further a due, here you are.

Three Cheese Lasagna

Three Cheese Lasagna,


    • 58oz. canned whole peeled plum tomatoes.
    • 3 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 teaspoon Kosher salt
    • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
    • 1 large egg
    • 15 oz fresh ricotta cheese
    • 1 box (12 ounces) no-boil lasagna noodles
    • 2 ¼ cups shredded mozzarella
    • 1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


Three Cheese Lasagna, findingourwaynow.comPreheat the oven to 400 degrees. Pulse tomatoes in a blender until coarsely pureed. Put the tomatoes, garlic, and oil in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Reduce to a simmer and cook over medium heat until thickened, about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix the egg, ricotta, 1 teaspoon each salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper until combined. Carefully pour a small portion of sauce 9” square baking dish making sure to spread the sauce evenly in the Three Cheese Lasagna, findingourwaynow.combottom. Add a single layer of noodles, breaking them up to fit where needed. Top with half the ricotta mixture and spreading evenly. Then sprinkle a 1/3 cup the parmesan cheese and then 3/4 cups mozzarella cheese. Follow with a second layer of noodles, and then add 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce.  Add a third layer of noodles, and then remaining ricotta mixture, 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, and 3/4 mozzarella cheese. Follow with a final noodle layer, and then remaining sauce. Sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup mozzarella and 3/4 parmesan on Three Cheese Lasagna, findingourwaynow.comtop.  Bake lasagna until golden and bubbling, 30 to 35 minutes.  Let stand at least 10 minutes before serving.

Notes: I prefer using the “Barilla No Boil Noodles” for this simple three cheese lasagna.  You will more than likely only use part of the box of noodles, and that’s OK.  You can prepare and refrigerate, or even freeze the dish ahead of time prior to cooking. If you do refrigerate or freeze the dish, bring the uncooked lasagna to room temperature and then bake for the necessary time.  You can add precooked meat or vegetables in the sauce or each sauce layer. The amount of extras you add may change the dish size and the cooking time.

Three Cheese Lasagna, findingourwaynow.comThis simple three cheese lasagna is an amazingly simple and delicious recipe. From start to finish, it takes no longer than 20 minutes to prepare before cooking.  The best part is you can make the lasagna ahead of time before you need to bake it and it turns out just as good.  I serve this with a green salad with a light dressing, some good bread, and a nice wine such as a Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir or Zinfandel.

So when you’re in the mood, and want a good simple three cheese lasagna, you now have this simple and super easy recipe to give you that pleasure.

Time to eat…

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  • Guest

    Sounds great1 Now I just need someone to come over and make it for us or dinner!

    • Susan Cooper

      I have be trying to find that myself. O wonder if there is a Rent A Chef near where I live? … LOL

  • ginavalley

    Sounds great! Now I just need someone to come over and make a couple of them for our dinner!

    • Susan Cooper

      Me too! I can’t seem to get any takers… LOL. However, it is pretty simple so I went and make myself. :D

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    MMM I love lasagna. You are making me want to make the one I make. It has your cheese and some meet too. Yum!

    • Susan Cooper

      Yep, it sounds like it’s the time to make lasagna. I think I’ll do that too…LOL

  • Janelle

    Now that there is snow on the ground, this sounds very appealing. I think it is time to make lasagna.

    • Susan Cooper

      I miss snow sometimes. there is nothing pretties that the first snow fall. I agree it is a great time to make this lasagna. :-)

  • Sarah

    That looks yummy! I love that the sauce is homemade. :) I will have to try this. :)

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Sarah, Oh, Please do. I think you’ll like it for its ease and taste. :-)

  • Cheryl Therrien

    This sounds scrumptious! My husband also makes a great lasagna. One of my favorite meals. :)

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Cheryl, It’s one of mine too. This is the one I will make when I have a Lasagna craving. :-)

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    We’ve never tried homemade lasagna, but I think I’ll pin this to my food board so I’ll remember to give it a try.

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Jeri, I think this will Make homemade not nearly as hard and the outcome os really good. :-)

  • Shirla Vergara

    Susan, thanks for this lasagne recipe…it was SUPER easy to make and quite delectable. The only thing left was to share it with a good friend and great conversation. Hey, wait—I had that too. :)

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Shirla, It was a great Lasagna with great company. :-)

  • Catarina Alexon

    Sounds fantastic Susan. You make me really hungry!!

    • Susan Cooper

      It’s really yummy and my go to Lasagna recipe every time. Give it a try when you can. :-)

  • A.K.Andrew

    This is a great recipe Susan – like you I’ve been steering clear of lasagne in part due to the time it takes. (& being lactose intolerant) but this really is simple, and I can handle small doses of ricotta. Great!

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi A.K., This is just so simple to make. It goes together so quickly that the decision to make homemade lasagna a non issue. :)

  • Elizabeth Sott

    I love this recipe…. So yummy and so much less time consuming….

    • Susan Cooper

      It really is a great recipe and, as you know, one of my favorites. :-)