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Easy Peasy Classic Lasagna (Healthy + Make Ahead)

Looking for a healthy and family-approved lasagna recipe? Look no further! This recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings while providing a nutritious meal for your loved ones.

Bring a taste of Italy to your table with this quick and easy homemade lasagna.

Homemade lasagna may seem daunting, and while there are a few steps, this is such an easy recipe it’s one that deserves to make it into your winter recipe rotation.

Because this recipe is loaded with meat, spinach and cheesy goodness, it makes for the ultimate comfort dish that your family is guaranteed to love. The hardest part about making it isn’t the prep, it’s removing it from the oven and letting it rest before diving in.

Can I Pre-Prep My Lasagna?

Absolutely! If you’re in need of a meal that can be prepped ahead, yet still has an attractive presentation once served, this is it! Prep it ahead and when your guests arrive, pop it in the oven. Add a side salad and a glass of red and voila ~ the best of Italy served right at your dinner table.

If you prefer to prep the ingredients ahead of time and assemble the lasagna just before baking, you can:

Can I Prep and Freeze My Lasagna?

Yep! Not only can you make it ahead and keep it in the fridge for up to 24 hours, you can freeze it too. We often make a double batch of this recipe ahead, stick one in the fridge to cook for dinner and then wrap one up and stick it in the freezer. We LOVE having meals in the freezer for busy nights.

Facing Resistance from Picky Eaters?

  • Halve the amount of spinach or omit it entirely. Consider replacing it with a preferred vegetable like bell peppers or shredded carrots.
  • Exchange Rotel tomatoes for fire-roasted tomatoes for less heat.
  • Consider adding a few spoonfuls of vegetable puree to boost nutrition without being noticeable.

Did You Make this Recipe?

If you make this Easy Peasy Classic Lasagna recipe, we would love to hear how it turned out! Leave a comment below sharing what your friends and family thought of it. We love hearing from you and your ideas inspire us all! Don’t forget to tag @fullforlifegal on Instagram so we can admire your masterpiece! 🌟

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Easy Peasy Classic Lasagna (Healthy + Make Ahead)

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This Easy Peasy Classic Lasagna recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings while providing a nutritious meal for your loved ones.





  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large stock pot over medium heat saute ground beef, onion, oregano, basil, and garlic in EVOO. Cook until it’s well browned, stirring often to break up meat. Pour off any fat. Add spinach and cover with a lid until spinach is wilted. Stir in spaghetti sauce and water.
  3. In a large bowl mix cottage cheese, 8 ounces of mozzarella cheese, parsley, egg, salt and pepper.
  4. Place a small amount of sauce in the bottom of a lasagna pan. Place uncooked lasagna noodles on top of sauce to cover the bottom of the pan. Top with half of the cheese mixture and sauce mixture. Repeat with a second layer.
  5. Cover with foil and bake in a preheated oven for 60 minutes. Remove foil, top with 8 ounces of mozzarella cheese and bake another 10 minutes until cheese is melted. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.

The best way to reheat your lasagna

  1. To reheat, place pieces of lasagna in a non-stick pan. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water, just enough to barely cover the bottom of the pan. Cover and heat on the stovetop over medium-low heat until your lasagna is the temperature you prefer (this usually takes about 8-12 minutes).


Vegetarian: To make this meal vegetarian, eliminate the meat.

For extra spiciness: Add 1 (10 oz.) can rotel tomatoes to the recipe when adding spaghetti sauce and water. Alternatively, you can add crushed red pepper.

Always check for FfL-friendly ingredients.

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

  • Category: Recipes
  • Method: Prep Now, Cook Later

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  1. KJ Hammond

    I made this for company coming this week. I had ground turkey already defrosted so I opted to try this recipe with this meat change. I made it a day ahead because that was my time available in a busy week. The can of tomatoes I had in my pantry was an Italian brand of cherry tomatoes which also made it a little different I think because they were whole. My son threw it in the oven last night for an hour and everyone really enjoyed it! The guys had multiple servings, served with fresh garlic bread and a green salad. Perfectly delicious!

    • Kalie

      Hi! We are so happy to hear that your family and visitors enjoyed the recipe. We absolutely love and appreciate you sharing the swaps you made to the recipe. Your feedback inspires other women to make swaps too, when necessary. That’s what living FULLforLife is all about — making healthy choices in ways that work for you and your family! It has a trickle effect that reaches others, too. Thanks for sharing! XO


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