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Turn lasagna into a weeknight meal with the cheesy delicious recipe!Β 
lasagna formaggio

Layers can be intimidating.

I know it, you know it.

The myriad of lopsided triple layer cakes that I’ve tried frantically to “fix” with excess buttercream and lots of sprinkles know it.


In fact, I could see why one might think, when it comes to weeknight lasagna-making, “eh, I’ll save those pesky layers for a more laid back kinda day”.

But why should such a family-friendly, crowd-pleasing, comfort-filled kinda dish be relegated to one, maybe two nights a week?!


A veritable tragedy if ever I’ve heard of one.


Lasagna should be an any and every night/morning/afternoon/midnight snack kind of thing!

And with‘s recipe for Lasagna Formaggio – it totally can be.


Essentially all it requires is a little bit of mixing, some seasoning with McCormick garlic powder, Italian seasoning, parsley flakes and black pepper, popping open a jar of tomato sauce, pouring, layering. Β And boom.

Throw it in the oven.


And pro tip – no need to spend extra money on no-boil noodles. All noodles are no-boil noodles when you cover them in enough sauce and cheese.

Weeknight lasagna, for the win.

AND just to make this even EASIER for you to make, McCormick has offered to give away a McCormick gift set to one of my readers! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me what your favorite McCormick spice is.


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Lasagna Formaggio
Turn lasagna into a weeknight meal with the cheesy delicious recipe!
Yield: 4-6 servings
  • 15 oz part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 8 oz mozzarella, shredded, divided
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp parsley flakes
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper, ground
  • 13 oz marinara sauce
  • 6 lasagna noodles
  • ⅛ cup grated parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the ricotta, ¾ cup of the mozzarella, egg, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, parsley flakes, salt and black pepper.
  3. Spread about ½ cup of the sauce on the bottom of a 9x9-inch baking pan. Top with 2 of the lasagna noodles.Spread half the cheese mixture over the noodles. Add more sauce, another layer of noodles, and the remaining cheese mixture. Top with the remaining noodles and sauce, making sure to really cover the noodles with the sauce so they'll cook. Top with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  4. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 15 minutes more. Remove and let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.
Adapted from McCormick
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅙th of recipe

And if that wasn’t easy enough, click here to see an instagram video of me making it:

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112 Responses to Lasagna Formaggio {GIVEAWAY}

  1. gwen says:

    Great recipe! My favorite McCormick spice is cumin.

  2. Brian says:

    This makes me miss my family because my mom always makes awesome lasagna. And then the leftovers are consumed for breakfast the next morning, of course.

  3. Caroline says:

    Definitely the paprika.

  4. Really? All noodles can be no-boil? I kind of thought that, but now to hear it from you, I’m going for it!

  5. Cori says:

    granulated garlic and paprika

  6. abby says:

    garlic powder! put it on just about everything!

  7. I loooove lasagna so would be happy to have this any night of the week. I had no idea that you could skip boiling all lasagna noodles when there is enough sauce!

  8. I haven’t made lasagna in a while, but I think your post has renewed my interest in making it. This looks so good to me right now. Even though it’s 7:30 in the morning πŸ™‚
    And fav McCormick spice? Their Italian seasoning blend.

  9. bellini says:

    Vegetarian or not this is a quick method. It has been years since I boiled a noodle so thanks for setting your readers free.

  10. ” All noodles are no-boil noodles when you cover them in enough sauce and cheese.” — I’ve been given SO many judgemental looks over the years because I never boil lasagna noodles. I just them swim in sauce and let the oven do all the work πŸ˜€

    My favorite McCormick spice is probably cumin. I put it on way too many things!

  11. Jeanette says:

    Love how easily this came together Joanne – my kids love lasagna and I’m sure they would enjoy this!

  12. Lynn says:

    I’ll bet the boy liked this one! πŸ™‚ Thanks for that pro tip on all lasagna noodles being no boil. I’ve been buying the no boil kind.

    My favorite McCormick spice is crushed red pepper.

  13. That shot of the cheeses with the herbs thrown into it just made me seriously want to take a spoon and eat it raw. I have a sliiiiiight dairy intolerance, so that would be a disaster. πŸ™‚

  14. shanna says:

    Paprika is the best!

  15. Gotta find some GF lasagna noodles! Then again this might work with zucchini noodles too. I LOVE lasagna!

  16. I think you just saved me a ton of time and heartache with your “all noodles are no boil” comment. Because I’ve either skipped out on lasagna or spent way too much time making it with boiled noodles. This dish is totally on my weekend meal plan. I can’t get over how delicious it looks!

  17. We love having lasagna anytime- you know that it is a stable in our home, well it is. My favorite McCormick seasonings happens to be the garlic and Italian seasonings mix. Have a great day!

  18. I can’t wait to make some vegan lasagna back home in Oregon … we don’t have kitchen appliances nor vegan cheese to make that dish! πŸ™

  19. Kristi says:

    I didn’t know that all noodles can be considered no boil. That’s great info! My favorite spice would be garlic salt.

  20. Julie V. says:

    One of my favorite spices by McCormick is garlic powder. Tons of flavor!!

  21. Lasagna is like warm weather to me – it is always welcomed and delicious. There are so many flavors and varieties and once again, I’ve never met a lasagna with whom I did not become instant friends. My favorite spice? That’s like asking which of my six kids is my favorite. For the purpose of this post, I’m going to say savory. Wonderful job, Joanne!!

  22. KL says:

    My favorite McCormick spice is Asian.

  23. Another terrific recipe, Joanne. I unfortunately can’t pick a favorite McCormick spice.I’ve become dependent on all of them. Have a great day.Blessings…Mary

  24. Monica says:

    I have never made lasagna – I must have lasagna fear but you make it look easy. Favorite spice is a tough one. I do continuously stock my black pepper from McCormick so I’ll go with that. : )

  25. Kelster says:

    Definitely garlic!
    I once told sister that she didn’t need to boil lasagna noodles and I got the side eye. You can make macaroni and cheese without boiling too.

  26. Marcia says:

    Where would I be without spices? Oh, the difficulty of picking a favorite McCormick spice….
    Have to say cinnamon.

  27. Judith says:

    Lasagna is and always will be my favorite dish! I love McCormick’s paprika!

  28. Heather says:

    My favorite McCormick spice is definitely the Perfect Pinch Roasted Garlic & Bell Pepper Seasoning. I just use it so much.

  29. Donna says:

    From the many McCormick’s spices I use, I love the white pepper for its ability to add a kick to all dishes while visually blending in.

  30. I’ve always wondered that about no-boil vs regular noodles- glad you confirmed it! Ok, you’ve convinced me…lasagna for dinner during the week this week! πŸ˜‰

  31. Nothing is as comforting as lasagna! YUMMMMM! I also like the part about ALL lasagna noodles being no bake noodles! I had no idea. Thought they would cook gummy of mushy!

  32. Deairdre Miller says:

    My favorite McCormick spice is currently basil leaves.

  33. Lasagna is one of our favorite dinners and its’ fantastic with leftovers too.

  34. Alicia J. says:

    Ground Ginger

  35. Melissa M says:

    My fav is garlic but cinnamon comes in close in 2nd

  36. Sam says:

    I love this. I can’t wait to make weeknight lasagna!

  37. You know, I don’t think I’ve ever had lasagna without ground meat in it. Weird.

  38. Lovvve lasagna! It’s one of our go-to meals around these parts- frustrating layer be damned πŸ™‚

  39. Pam says:

    My kind of comfort food. It looks terrific Joanne.

  40. Lisa says:

    That looks like the ultimate comfort food!

  41. Kaitlin Sickle says:

    My favorite mccormic spice is pumpkin spice- especially at this time of year!

  42. kita says:

    This looks perfect and homey right now.

  43. I forgot to say my favorite spice… it’s definitely pumpkin spice right now πŸ™‚

  44. Kelly D says:

    I like their ground cinnamon.

  45. A warm weather wonder. I love layering and one pot dishes and this is no exception. The no boil , yay I am in.

  46. cquek says:

    Your pictures make me hungry even if I am full

  47. sippitysup says:

    Layers are of course a metaphor for life, but (says I) is lasagna. GREG

  48. Mary B says:

    Cardamom ~ always looking for recipes that include cardamom!

  49. Tara says:

    Lasagna is the ultimate comfort food. Yours looks great, Joanne!

  50. Mary Lou says:

    My favorite McCormick spice ??? The Montreal Steak Seasoning……… hands down. I use it in everything !!!!

  51. A mouthwatering lasagna, Joanne. You did an excellent job doing all the layers.

  52. Mabel Chan says:

    I’d have to say pumpkin spice hmm.. fall is coming!

  53. You’re making me so so hungry, this looks out-of-this-world amazing! x

  54. Veronica says:

    Lasagna used to be my favorite food (and is still well loved by me), but I haven’t made it in 2-3 years. Yikes. Need to get on that! Yours looks soooo delicious. My favorite McCormick spice is their ground cinnamon. There was a time I would just buy whatever was cheapest, but McCormicks is just so much better that I now buy it in a bulk container.

  55. Kate says:

    I’m not going to lie, most of my spices are McCormick. They’re good and affordable. And I go through the chili powder like there’s no tomorrow.

  56. Kim says:

    Garlic powder! I use it almost everyday!

  57. Liz says:

    Perfect Pinch – Lemon Pepper! Great on veggies!

  58. Ilene says:

    Cayenne or cinnamon.

  59. Jen R says:

    I love their salad supreme spice mix!

  60. sara says:

    Love that lasagna! My fav spice from McCormick is their chili powder

  61. JoAn says:

    My favorite lasagna spice is Lawry’s spaghetti sauce mix.

  62. My pantry is a plethora of McCormick – what a great use of their spices! And now I wish I was having lasagna for dinner…

  63. Christina says:

    I have had quite a few layers disasters when it comes to lasagna, despite the presentation, it still tastes so good πŸ™‚ gotta love McCormick’s Oregano..!

  64. TJ says:

    My favoriate has to be cinnamon, especially at this time of year.

  65. Carolsue says:

    Their Mexican Spice is my favorite. I use it to make Carnitas.

  66. We go through lots of cumin and chili powder here! Haven’t made lasagna in far too long!

  67. No need to enter me.
    I’m just here to drool over the carbs.
    You see I haven’t had pasta in what 5-6 months? But who’s counting!

  68. Betty says:

    I haven’t had lasagna in ages. That should be remedied. πŸ™‚ I love cinnamon!

  69. Blond Duck says:

    Who doesn’t love lasagna?

  70. gloria says:

    what amazing and delicious lasagna I love you used ricotta cheese I love use ricotta!!

  71. Monet says:

    I have a pantry full of McCormick Spices, so I’m eager to try this. What a great treat Joanne! I’m probably set on spices but if I had to pick a favorite? Cinnamon!

  72. Pam OLeary says:

    My Favorite is the Garlic powder, I use it on everything.

  73. Sara says:

    I put garlic salt on everything, but I also love the cajun blend and carribean jerk blend!

  74. Eric Risner says:

    I like cinnamon. I use it on my buns.

  75. Tracey says:

    Lasagna is one of my ultimate comfort foods – just looking at your pics has me craving it in a serious way. Good tip on the noodles – I didn’t know you could use regular ones like no-boil!

  76. Mimi says:

    My favorite is garlic powder! Love to use it as a rub on roasted chicken!

  77. Hotly Spiced says:

    That does look very good. I often decide not to make lasagne because I end up with pots and pans and so much mess all over the kitchen. I don’t know how those Italian mamas do it. I too am guilty of trying to fix a lopsided cake by giving the lower side a wedge of frosting – it never really works! xx

  78. Donna says:

    NO ONE makes better lasagna than me. Well, maybe except You.

  79. I like Montreal Steak Seasoning. I don’t use it for beef often but put it into several bean dishes and it brings them to life. Who knew steak seasoning was good for beans?

  80. Christina says:

    I haven’t made lasagna since forever!

    Mace is one of my favorite spices.

  81. Doris says:

    I like basil because I use it to make my pasta sauce even better. Thanks

  82. I love lasagna! Especially when it’s as simple as this recipe.

  83. This looks amazing! Beautiful lasagna!

  84. Pam Ellis says:

    Love lasagna. My favorite McCormick spice is cardamom.

  85. Reeni says:

    What a gorgeous lasagna! You make it look so easy! {Open up a jar of sauce? Haha – never thought I’d hear you say that!}

  86. I love lasagna and I love your pictures. I haven’t made lasagna for a while, after seeing your pictures I really need to make it soon.

  87. D SCHMIDT says:

    My favorite spice is Paprika

  88. Christine says:

    You just made my world! All lasagna noodles don’t need to be “no-boil” noodles if covered in enough sauce. So Great! Couldn’t find the video of you but it’s most likely me not knowing where to look. Loved your photo styling BTW!

  89. Vera K says:

    I guess a spice a use a lot is cinnamon.

  90. barbara n says:

    My favorite McCormick spice is cinnamon

  91. Vunda V says:

    i love using cinnamon when baking!

  92. charj says:

    My favorite is smoked paprika

  93. I really shouldn’t visit your blog when I am hungry. This looks to good to be true, so very inviting Joanne.
    hm… I am not sure but I thought having seen that spice brand here in India.

  94. Megan says:

    Really??? You just use regular noodles and they cook through while in the oven? You have changed my life!

  95. Gena says:

    Montreal Steak Seasoning is the best

  96. Andrea Goodwin says:

    I’ll go with cumin. It goes well with so much.

  97. rachel says:

    I use their cinnamon all the time!

  98. Chaya says:

    You do make that lasagna look yummy. I haven’t made lasagna in a while and now I just have to make it and enjoy every bite.

  99. grace says:

    i think maybe cinnamon is my favorite. just maybe. πŸ™‚

  100. Bea Long "The Bayou Lady" says:

    Lasagna goes a long way. I never use ricotta cheese or cottage cheese but I do make all my own pasta. I love it and it is so quick to do really. The taste is so much better to me! I love how cheesey yours looks. I cannot have enough

  101. Bea Long "The Bayou Lady" says:

    I forgot to tell you my fave McCormick Spice which is..besides the Garlic Pepper Grinder a real must on everything at my house, would be Perfect Pinch Mexican followed by the Asian!

  102. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh man, this lasagna is mouth watering and looks relatively simple as well! I cannot wait to make this recipe myself!

  103. bonnie says:

    Lasagna is probably one of my favorite dishes! all that cheese… and pasta… YUM!

    My favorite spice has to be the garlic powder. i put it in everything… even a dash in my popcorn….

  104. Camille M. says:

    Nice lasagna! For spices, my favorie McCormick spice is ground turmeric! It’s my favorite shade of yellow and I put it in pretty much anything savory.

  105. pizzarossa says:

    That lasagna looks spectacular!
    My favourite McCormick spice is whole black pepper, because you can get it in a grinder which happens to be the best pepper grinder I’ve ever used!

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