Easy Sausage + Spinach Lasagna

This easy to make, unfussy sausage and spinach lasagna is perfect for busy weeknights. It’s saucy, cheesy and full of flavors the whole family will love!

This sausage and spinach lasagna is easy to make and a total crowd-pleaser! To lighten the load I like to use either fresh or no-boil lasagna sheets, both of which do not require any pre-cooking. This really makes this lasagna recipe come together fast! I’ve had luck finding fresh lasagna noodles in the refrigerated section of the grocery store next to the fresh ravioli, pesto, and pasta sauces.

Recipe Steps:

Step One: Cook the sausage, tomatoes, and spinach.
Step Two: Mix together the ricotta, egg and parmesan cheese.

Step Three: Layer the noodles, sausage mixture, and ricotta in a deep baking dish.
Step Four: Cover and bake. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Salads + Sides to serve with Sausage and Spinach Lasagna:

Broccolini with Calabrian Chilis + Garlic
The Perfect Kale Caesar Salad
California Chopped Salad
Everyday Dinner Salad

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Easy Sausage + Spinach Lasagna with a silver spoon, two bulbs of garlic and a pink kitchen towel

Easy Sausage + Spinach Lasagna

This easy to make, unfussy sausage and spinach lasagna is perfect for busy weeknights. It's saucy, cheesy and full of flavors the whole family will love!
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 696kcal


  • 1 lb fresh lasagna noodles see notes for dried/no boil noodle instructions
  • 1 lb mild italian sausage casing removed
  • 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 3 c baby spinach
  • 16 oz whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 c grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400. In a large skillet cook the sausage over medium heat. Cook for 5-10 minutes, breaking up the larger pieces with a wooden spoon then stir in the crushed tomatoes and season with salt and crushed red pepper. Next, add the spinach into the sauce. When all the spinach has wilted turn off the heat and set aside.
  • In a small bowl stir together the ricotta, parmesan, egg and 1 tsp each of salt and pepper.
  • Brush a deep casserole dish ( I used a 12×8 oval dish but a standard 13×9 rectangular dish will work too) with enough olive oil to coat. Start with one layer of lasagna noodles, a layer of the ricotta cheese mixture, then a layer of the sausage-spinach mixture. Repeat layers. Top with the remaining noodles, sauce and grated mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover with greased foil; bake 30 minutes then uncover; bake until lightly browned on top and the sauce and cheese is bubbling, 5-10 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.


Dried Lasagna Noodles:
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles, rinse with cold water and toss with olive oil. 
No Boil/Oven Ready:
No need to precook these noodles just layer them directly into the dish. 


Calories: 696kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 934mg | Potassium: 392mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 757IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 494mg | Iron: 2mg
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