No-Prep Veggie Lasagna

PREP TIME: 10 minutes  COOK TIME: 50 minutes  SERVES:


This no-prep eggplant and spinach lasagna takes advantage of a bunch of great shortcuts, eliminating the sinkful of dirty pots and pans that are usually created when making lasagna. I conservatively indicated a prep time of 10 minutes, but this recipe takes me only 5 minutes to prepare before it goes into the oven.
I usually put the bag of frozen Misto alla Griglia and the bag of frozen spinach in the fridge the night before. That way, they will be thawed and ready to use when I go to make the recipe.

vegetarian Vegetarian 


  • 1/2 (16-oz) box No Boil Lasagna Noodles
  • 2 jars Tomato Basil Marinara (26 oz each)
  • 1 (14-oz) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped (optional)
  • 1 bag frozen Misto all Griglia (grilled eggplant & zucchini), thawed
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1 (15-oz) container Fresh Ricotta or Fat Free Ricotta
  • 1 (16-oz) bag frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan or grated Pecorino Romano
  • Basil or Italian parsley for garnish (optional)


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2. Cover the bottom of an 8x12-inch or 9x13-inch baking dish with 1/2 cup marinara. Put down one layer of noodles (I used three noodles for each layer).
  • 3. Spread half the container of ricotta on the noodles.
  • 4. Squeeze the water out of the spinach. Layer half the spinach on top of the ricotta. Top with Misto alla Griglia slices and artichoke hearts. Pour on 1/3 of the marinara. Sprinkle on 1 cup mozzarella.
  • 5. Top with another layer of noodles, remaining ricotta, and remaining spinach, and remaining Misto slices and artichoke hearts. Pour on 1/3 of the marinara. Sprinkle on 1 cup mozzarella.
  • 6. Top with another layer of noodles, remaining marinara, and remaining mozzarella. Sprinkle with Parmesan.
  • 7. Bake, covered with foil, for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes or longer, until top is bubbling and melted. Let lasagna cool for a few minutes before serving so it will hold its shape. Garnish with herbs when serving.

Additional Notes

Make sure to thaw completely any frozen ingredients before layering it in the lasagna. Don't be shy about using your hands when you make lasagna. I find it much easier to spread the ricotta and spinach with my fingers, and I compact and even out the layers by pressing with my hands.




Lindsay Lewis Jan 16, 2013

We really loved it - will definitely make again!


Djbhawkins Aug 13, 2012

This recipe was very quick and easy to prepare. The family loved it!


Thatgirlsuicide Feb 07, 2012

I love lasagna, and this one was the easiest and most satisfying one I've ever made. That Misto all Griglia is a miracle! I later made a veagn version with some vegan mozz cheese and tofu ricotta, and it turned out great.


Sheri Booms Holm Sep 06, 2011

I thought this was very tasty. I also made a gluten-free version for a friend using rice paper (which pretty much disintegrated--I'd use more or the rice fusilli mentioned above) and also used soy mozzarella. She loved it.


mdinsjr Mar 27, 2011

I substituted Trader Joe's Brown Rice Fusilli to make this recipe gluten-free, using / of the bag in each noodle layer. It worked like a charm! Even better reheated. Tip: Make sure all the noodles are covered with sauce so that they soften.


rutabaga Mar 20, 2011

As is, this recipe is good. It worked like a charm and was extremely quick and easy. However, it was lacking in punch for us. Next time, I'll add more garlic to the sauce, combine the spinach, ricotta and add spice to that as I do in my other lasagna, and perhaps add an egg in that step. The flavor was good, just not as flavorful as we'd like it. Thanks for another great idea for the Misto alla Griglia!