the first thing my mother bought me when i moved into my own apartment after college was a lasagna pan. and then she gave me her easy vegetarian lasagna recipe so i would hopefully use it and have something besides veggie burgers and lara bars to eat (i was a vegetarian that did not know how to cook at the time). it’s cheesy, there’s always leftovers, it’s great to freeze for later, and reminds me of my mother. i made it this week and it’s better than i remember. here it is.


  • two jars of pasta sauce (i go for the classico brand. lots of flavorful options.)
  • lasagna noodles
  • one container of ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • two handfuls of fresh spinach leaves
  • mozzarella cheese
  • optional: slices of tomato for garnish
  1. heat oven to 350
  2. mix together the ricotta, parmesan, and egg
  3. in 9 x 13 pan, put a little sauce on the bottom
  4. fill bottom w a layer of noodles
  5. spread 1/2 of the cheese/egg mixture
  6. layer of spinach
  7. layer of mozzarella
  8. big layer of sauce.
  9. layer of noodles
  10. spread 1/2 of the cheese/egg mixture
  11. layer of spinach
  12. layer of mozzarella
  13. big layer of sauce
  14. little more mozzarella
  15. spinach to garnish (optional: slices of tomato to garnish)
  16. bake at 350 for 1 hour – and then let it sit for at least 20 minutes before cutting


  1. Marcie says:

    Its in the oven right now – thanks for the nudge!

  2. This recipe looks fantastic, I can’t wait to make it.

  3. jenmama says:

    Yum! I’m adding these ingredients to my shopping list right this second to make for dinner tonight. Thanks for the idea! xoxo

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