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Easy Cheesy Lasagna (No Boil)

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If you’ve landed on this easy cheesy lasagna recipe page and you’re wondering if you should make this lasagna, let me just say this one thing…both my husband and I have eaten this 3 days in a row and we still aren’t sick of it! This lasagna has an amazing hearty meat sauce, a ricotta cheese sauce that’s rich and isn’t runny, and best of all, you don’t have to boil the noodles! 

You can make this in a large 9×13 pan and feed a crowd, or have leftovers for the week’s lunch, or you can even make it in 2 smaller pans and freeze one for later!

It starts with the meat sauce that’s full of flavor from peppers and onions and easy to throw together. It’s basically a beefed up (literally) jarred sauce. 🙂

Lasagna, easy lasagna recipe, no boil, ricotta, beef, ricotta cheese, cheesy, cheese

Lasagna, easy lasagna recipe, no boil, ricotta, beef, ricotta cheese, cheesy, cheese

The ricotta cheese sauce is put together with mozzarella and eggs (to keep it from running) and it makes this lasagna so decadent and yummy!!

Lasagna, easy lasagna recipe, no boil, ricotta, beef, ricotta cheese, cheesy, cheese

After you’ve made the sauces, you can start layering. And here’s a tip – you don’t have to buy “no-boil” noodles. You can just layer in regular ol’ uncooked, hard lasagna noodles and they will soften up perfectly while the lasagna cooks in the oven!

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Yeah, those are thick slices of provolone cheese up there!! They give the lasagna that extra ooey gooey melty cheesy-ness that we all know and love!! Once you’ve layered everything twice, you top it with more cheese and pop it in the oven and enjoy!! I wish I hadn’t eaten it all already because writing this is really making me want to dig into another bite!

Lasagna, easy lasagna recipe, no boil, ricotta, beef, ricotta cheese, cheesy, cheese

Lasagna, easy lasagna recipe, no boil, ricotta, beef, ricotta cheese, cheesy, cheese
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4.95 from 17 votes

Easy Cheesy Lasagna

Cook Time1 hr


  • 1 box lasagna noodles
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 - 2 lbs ground beef (you could also use turkey)
  • 1 small yellow onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper (finely chopped)
  • 3 large garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 32 ounce jar of marinara sauce
  • 32 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese (plus about 1/2 cup extra for topping)
  • 12 slices of provolone cheese


  • First pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees. We won't be boiling any noodles (hallelujah) so you can get right to the sauce!! 

Making the Sauce

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium/high heat and add in the meat, onion, pepper, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook until the meat is completely browned. (about 5-7 minutes)
  • Drain the beef (if necessary) then turn off the heat and add in the marinara sauce. Stir to combine. 

Making the Ricotta Filling

  • In a large bowl, add the ricotta cheese, 2 eggs, and 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese. Beat together with a hand mixer or a spatula. (The mixer makes this so much easier!) 

Layering and Baking

  • Spray your pan with non-stick spray (to save your sanity later) and then add a couple spoonfuls of the meat sauce to the bottom of the pan. 
  • Then add your noodles. I don't even buy the "no-bake" noodles. You can use regular noodles and the heat from the oven will cook them just fine. Break them up as you need to fit your pan. 
  • Take half of the ricotta mixture and spread it over the noodles. 
  • Then take 6 of your provolone cheese slices and lay them over the ricotta mixture. 
  • Repeat the layers (sauce, noodles, ricotta, provolone) and end with a layer of sauce. 
  • Sprinkle the extra mozzarella cheese over the top of the last layer of the sauce. 
  • Cover with aluminum foil. (I spray the aluminum foil with non-stick spray before putting it on so it doesn't stick and pull the cheese off)
  • Bake for 45 minutes covered, and then remove the foil and bake for 15 more minutes. 

Lasagna, easy lasagna recipe, no boil, ricotta, beef, ricotta cheese, cheesy, cheese




Lasagna, easy lasagna recipe, no boil, ricotta, beef, ricotta cheese, cheesy, cheese

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  • Reply
    Hannah Healy
    July 14, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    This looks like an incredible one pan meal. I have to try it soon.

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    July 14, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    I love lasagna. I am intrigued by this recipe. Will definitely bookmark this.

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      Coco and Ash
      July 17, 2017 at 11:51 am

      Hope you get to try it Roxana!! Thanks!

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      October 6, 2019 at 7:42 pm

      Amazing! This is by far the best lasagna recipe I’ve found! My picky husband is in love!

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    Patty @ Spoonabilities
    July 14, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    There is nothing like a good cheesy lasagna. Your recipe makes it easy to enjoy a yummy lasagna more often 🙂

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    July 15, 2017 at 12:17 am

    wow that gooey cheese shot looks amazing. This is a great weeknight meal

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    July 15, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    What’s your favorite jar of sauce you use?

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      Coco and Ash
      July 17, 2017 at 11:50 am

      Tina, I use a brand called “Mids”. It’s one of the only sauces that I feel is fresh and I don’t have to “doctor” up much!!

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    Melissa Lopez
    August 6, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    This lasagna was so yummy. I just added a little Parmesan cheese, oregano, basil and a tiny bit of garlic powder to the very last layer of mozzarella cheese. This is my go to when my familia is in the mood for lasagna. You can do so many variations of this but this one is my favorite, hands down. Thanks

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      Coco and Ash
      August 7, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it Melissa!! Great additions too! 🙂

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        Michelle Nolen
        November 19, 2019 at 12:38 am

        Question for anyone out there re: layers. Am I understanding that there are only 2 complete layers? Just 2 layers of noodles, vs. 3? Seems like that is what recipe says, but photo looks like 3. Help!

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          Coco and Ash
          November 19, 2019 at 2:21 pm

          I ended with a massive layer of cheese (I think it may be what you think looks like more noodles) but you can layer as much as you’d like!! I just do what fits in my pan 🙂

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    August 8, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Made this last night. Afraid to know the calories on this one, but SO yummy! Will def make again in the fall. Thanks!

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      Coco and Ash
      August 8, 2017 at 11:40 am

      haha So glad you like it Diana!! If you don’t know…the calories can’t hurt you 😉

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    February 22, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    just made this & its baking in the oven. excited to share it with a loved one on my 1st attempt at a lasagna. 😍 thank you for the easy recipe!

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    March 18, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    I am going to attempt this recipe tonight and I will leave a rating. It sounds so good. My only concern is I am not used to using marinara sauce so I hope I pick one that is good if I cannot find the one you mentioned in a previous comment.

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      Coco and Ash
      March 19, 2019 at 1:54 pm

      I hope you loved it!! Most sauces will be just fine with this 🙂

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    March 19, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    It was so good. The whole family loved it! This meal makes for good leftovers too!

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    April 5, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Love this recipe! Can I make it ahead of time and put it in the fridge or freezer?

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      Coco and Ash
      April 5, 2019 at 1:03 pm

      Thank you! You can definitely freeze it. Just thaw before baking 🙂

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    April 7, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    this was my first time making lasagna ever and i used your recipe… it was AMAZING! it turned out perfect. thank you!

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      Coco and Ash
      April 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      Yay!! So glad it turned out well for you!

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    April 18, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    I found this recipe a few years ago and it is my go to lasagna recipe. Its so easy without the extra step of boiling the noodles. I usually halve the recipe for my family of three (bake in 8×8 pan) and we have enough leftover for lunch the following day. I substitute the ricotta for small curd 1% cottage cheese (because it’s cheaper) and I also usually skip the provolone because I don’t have it on hand like I have the other ingredients. Overall this is a great weeknight meal and I highly recommend it.

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    April 20, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Can I prepare the lasagna and bake it the next day?
    I have made this before. Fantastic!!

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      Coco and Ash
      April 20, 2019 at 1:45 pm

      Totally!! I just set it out for a little bit to come to room temp before I bake it 🙂

  • Reply
    April 20, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    It’s in the oven now. I added a couple of large spoonfuls of cottage cheese. Hope it turns out ok. Watch out arteries, here it comes😋

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      Coco and Ash
      April 20, 2019 at 1:46 pm

      LOL! Let me know how it goes!

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        April 20, 2019 at 6:23 pm

        OMG. I do believe that s the best lasagna I’ve have ever made or eaten. Thank you so much for this simple recipe💋

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    June 20, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Made this several times and I add cream cheese to the mixture also. Soooo good!!!♥️♥️♥️

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    July 8, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Would this recipe work without meat? Should I make any adjustments to the baking time, etc.?

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      Coco and Ash
      July 15, 2019 at 8:47 am

      Sure! The baking time should be the same to cook the noodles 🙂

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    November 17, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Can this be made without the eggs?

    • Reply
      Coco and Ash
      November 18, 2019 at 7:07 pm

      It can but it might be runny. I haven’t tried it to be certain.

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    Morgan Allen
    November 18, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Making this for dinner tonight but I have no tin foil and no car atm, anything I should adjust? Will this still turn out ok?

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      Coco and Ash
      November 18, 2019 at 7:05 pm

      You don’t need to adjust the time but you could just place a sheet pan on top if you have that 🙂

  • Reply
    February 12, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    very good and tasty!

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    March 28, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    We tried this recipe tonight, it has excellent flavor but the noodles were not done. I take the extra time to boil the noodles next time I make it.

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      Coco and Ash
      April 2, 2020 at 2:44 pm

      Sorry Margo! I’ve made this numerous times and have never had my noodles undercooked. I’m glad you liked the flavors!

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    April 2, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Great recipe was looking for an easy/ tasty/ kid and adult approved this hit all points everyone loved how the noodles weren’t “soggy” thank you

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    April 11, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Great recipe!!! I topped mine with pepperoni!!!😍 Excellent to make during our pandemic/lockdown.

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    December 20, 2020 at 2:52 am

    My go to lasagna recipe! Super easy and ooey gooey cheesiness! Makes a lot which is great for a big family. Still end up with leftovers, freezes well. I make this with a pound of ground beef and a pond of sausage. Delicious!

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    Kathy Law
    December 28, 2020 at 12:52 pm


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      Coco and Ash
      December 28, 2020 at 1:08 pm

      9-12 depending on the size you cut 🙂

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    January 2, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    This is how I’ve always made lasagne with the exception of the provolone cheese. That was brilliant. We like our lasagne a bit lighter so usually crumble a layer of frozen spinach in between. And it’s perfect for one or two people if you make it in a deep bread pan

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    July 1, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    If I cut this in half and baked it in a 9×9 pan do you think the cooking time would be the same?
    P.S. My family and I love this recipe! I wanna make it for a small group of 4

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      Coco and Ash
      July 1, 2021 at 9:06 pm

      I would still keep the time the same so the noodles have time to soften.

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    Donna K
    July 28, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    I’m just putting this in the oven….I’ve made this recipe dozens of times for special occasions and it comes out a winner every time. A family friend even commented it was the best lasagna he’d ever eaten! Tonight’s occasion is to wrap up our Bible Study lesson. I’m sure the ladies will love it. Thx so much for this truly EZ recipe!

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