Lasagna noodle casserole for a NewTraDish recipe. I was invited to be a brand representative for Ragú® and have been compensated for this post for SocialStars.  All opinions are my own.

Easy lasagna noodle casserole #newtradish

Sometimes I get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of little things that I never just take the time to sit back and relax. This past week I traveled to Michigan for some blog work. When I returned a day later than expected from my trip, I was exhausted.

I had five recipes due, freelance work, exhaustion and then to top it all off a sick toddler all before this past Friday. Two days plus the weekend to accomplish everything I needed to get done, but I realized that if I didn’t sit back and take some time for myself I too was about to be SICK. Thursday and Friday I caught up on some much needed nap time and reading.

Easy lasagna noodle casserole #newtradish

Saturday was game day and I would be passing on my season ticket. I was going to make sure it was still GAME DAY central at our house and that meant I would break out the drinks and easy comfort food.

This past week I had received some Ragú® sauce in the mail. This was part of a campaign to turn classic recipes into a #newtradish. In easy terms…. turn two of your favorite dishes into one new recipe. I wanted to keep it simple and so I made a new recipe with a mix between baked ziti and lasagna. My no-boil noodles were key and definitely cut down on the cook time.  If you prefer a lot of sauce in your pasta dishes then by all means use the whole bottle instead of 2 cups.

Easy lasagna noodle casserole

This meal would be great for your next easy dinner or you could take it to a friends house for a football game watch party.

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ENJOY ~ Meagan

Easy lasagna noodle casserole

Easy lasagna noodle casserole


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 4 ounces or 6 oven ready lasagna noodles, broken
  • 2 cups Ragú® Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion Sauce
  • 1/2 cup part skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a skillet brown the meat.  Pour the meat in a 9 by 9 inch baking dish.  Add broken noodles, Ragú® sauce, ricotta cheese, 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese and oregano leaves.  Stir until everything is well incorporated.

Cover tightly with foil and bake 30 minutes.  Remove and top with the rest of the cheese.  Place back in the oven uncovered for 12-15 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.

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20 comments on “Easy lasagna noodle casserole”

  1. I LOVE easy casserole recipes. This looks fantastic.

  2. Yum! This looks way easier than making an actual lasagna!

  3. I hate those how those kind of weeks feel!! Hope you are all caught up and everyone is rested and healthy.

    My kids (and hubby) would seriously DIG IN to this one. Looks delicious.

  4. I’m sorry you weren’t able to go to the game, but this lasagna looks like the perfect way to recover!!

  5. This is my kind of dinner! Life can be sure enough crazy, glad you could take a little time and relax!

  6. Love that you no longer have to cook the noodles before making lasagna. It really makes it an easy weeknight meal.

  7. Love this twist to lasagna! Perfect for busy schedules!

  8. This looks amazing and your pictures are phenomenal

  9. i have a ton of lasangna noodles, but the regular boil before you bake, can I use those?

    • I haven’t tried them with this recipe but I will definitely boil them for a little bit before baking them in this recipe. Maybe not the whole time but at least for 4-5 minutes.

  10. This is the kind of casserole that I love to make for Sunday dinner and then reheat for a couple meals during the week. SO good!

  11. This looks absolutely amazing, love the simplicity of it! Hope your little one feels better 🙂

  12. So little ingredients to a perfect, comforting dinner! Yum!

  13. that looks like one DELICIOUS Lasagna…..I need to make it pronto!

  14. I love anything lasagna like, Plus I lean toward casseroles. I use Ragu to start with, so I can say some sincere nice comments about their consistent good quality. Sorry about the game, but thanx for the casserole idea.

  15. Pure comfort food, this would definitely help relax and unwind! I hope your toddler is feeling better, I hate having sick kids!

  16. I love the #newtradish hashtag… so clever 🙂 And this casserole looks perfect for game day or any day!!

  17. This sounds so easy and comfy. Love it!

  18. I LOVE how simple and perfect and comforting this dish looks! I always love pasta!

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