A Little Help for the Holidays from Kraft – 45 Minute Oven Baked Lasagna Recipe

By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
December 5, 2013

If you know me, you know how much I love lasagne.  I remember reading “Garfield” cartoons and thinking, “Dang, lasagne really does sound good right now.”  It didn’t last long when my mom would make it growing up, so there often times weren’t leftovers.

When I became an adult and started cooking for myself, I found that I didn’t make it too often because it easily became a 2-hour long process.  I would make the sauce, which would cook for about an hour.  Then I would boil the noodles.  Then I would create the actual casserole, which still had to cook in the oven for another 45 minutes.

Well, I’ve discovered a quick and easy way to make Yummy Lasagna in 45 minutes using Kraft Shredded Cheese.  Yes people, I said 45 minutes!  Ok, so check it out.  Here are the ingredients and directions on how to make it.



1 pound ground beef

2 jars Spaghetti Sauce

1 pound Kraft Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded

2 cups Kraft Parmesan Cheese, Shredded

1 pound Ricotta Cheese


1 – Preheat the oven to 350° F.

2 – Brown the ground beef in a pot.  Add the spaghetti sauce and heat for 5 minutes.

3 – Spoon a layer of sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13 casserole dish.  Add a layer of Pre-cooked Lasagna Noodles.  Add another layer of sauce.  Sprinkle Ricotta cheese over layer of sauce.  Sprinkle a layer of Mozzarella Cheese and Parmesan Cheese.

4 – Continue with another layer of noodles, sauce, Ricotta cheese, Mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese.

5 – Finish with a layer of noodles, sauce, Mozzarella Cheese and Parmesan Cheese.

6 – Bake in oven for approximately 25 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Serve your lasagna with salad and garlic bread.  Sit back and enjoy!

You can find Kraft Shredded Cheeses at Target.  Plus, save up to $20 on participating Kraft products, only at Target!

From shopping for gifts to planning family dinners, it’s hard to keep up with all your holiday to-do’s. This year, Kraft is helping out with great weeknight meals and entertaining ideas to make the season a little bit easier. Plus, Kraft is offering up to $20 in coupons, redeemable exclusively at Target, to make food shopping easier and to help you have a happy holiday season.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kraft. The opinions and text are all mine.



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

3 Responses to “A Little Help for the Holidays from Kraft – 45 Minute Oven Baked Lasagna Recipe”

  1. Tanya says:

    Looks good, and easy! Looks like I know what I am making for dinner tonight.

  2. mel says:

    This looks amazing! Lasagna is one of my favorites!

  3. Lisa Brown says:

    a favorite dish to make; i always substitute seitan for the meat, since i am a vegetarian; it comes out decent.

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