Giada's All-Crust Sheet Pan Lasagna - Sugar and Soul (2023)

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Giada’s All-Crust Sheet Pan Lasagna is a simple yet delicious make-and-dump lasagna recipe that skips the tedious layering process! This sheet pan meal will feed a large crowd while easily pleasing their taste buds!

Enjoy this lasagna with Easy Garlic Parmesan Breadsticks! Or, for cheesy garlic bread, make my Stuffed Cheese Breadsticks Recipe, that’s quickly made with crescent roll dough!

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Giada’s All-Crust Sheet Pan Lasagna is the one lasagna recipe you don’t want to miss out on! It’s loaded with lots of crispy lasagna pieces that we all look forward to as well as plenty of melty and golden-brown cheese that’s been baked to perfection!

This lasagna is made with similar ingredients that you find in most recipes. However, the brilliant part comes in the way it’s assembled.

The cooked noodles and meat sauce are mixed together and then dumped onto the sheet pan. The top is then covered with dollops of ricotta cheese and spinach mixture.

That’s right – absolutely no layering in this lasagna! Just dump, dollop, and bake!

All About This Tasty Lasagna That’s Baked On A Sheet Pan

Taste: This lasagna recipe still has all the same flavors you love, from the Italian seasoning to the ricotta cheese filling! And, of course, lots of cheesy deliciousness from the grated mozzarella and grated parmesan!

Texture: Since this lasagna is cooked on a sheet pan, there will be lots more pasta and cheesy edges that are deliciously crisp! Waiting for you on top of this sheet pan dinner is the creamy ricotta filling that’s filled with soft spinach!

This easy Sheet Pan Lasagna recipe feeds an army, so it’s perfect for holidays or when the kids have a bunch of friends over!

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The Meaty Goodness In Lasagna!

Who doesn’t love a hearty pasta dish that’s loaded with meaty goodness?! This recipe fries up a combination of ground beef and Italian sausage with diced onion and minced garlic.

Creating delicious meat that’s found throughout the lasagna noodles! I think the balance of Italian sausage with ground beef adds lots of flavor, but if you prefer, you can just use a full pound of either.

Sometimes I may have one on hand and not the other, therefore, I just use up whatever I have!

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Helpful Recipe Tips For Making Sheet Pan Lasagna

  • Prepare The Noodles – Break lasagna noodles into 2-inch pieces and boil them until al dente. Be careful not to overcook the noodles since they also will cook in the sauce in the oven while baking.
  • Grease The Pan – Make sure to grease the pan well so that the lasagna doesn’t stick to the pan. This allows for easy serving as well as crisping up the lasagna pieces!
  • Grated Cheese – I prefer to make this recipe using grated cheese. I find that they melt and combine really well, making for the best cheesy lasagna! However, if you need to use shredded in this recipe, it will still be absolutely scrumptious.
  • Spice It Up – For lasagna with a kick of heat, you can add some crushed red pepper! Or you can make this recipe with half hot Italian sausage and the other half mild Italian sausage. The two together will create a spiced lasagna without making it unbearable.
  • Cool Before Serving – You want to let the lasagna sit before serving. Allowing it to set will thicken it up a bit, making for a tastier texture that’s also easier to serve.
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Homemade Lasagna is one of my all-time favorite comfort meals! So I knew I’d love this recipe for Giada’s All-Crust Sheet Pan Lasagna!

Sometimes to mix it up, I’ll also make this Incredible Lasagna Soup that preps in just 10 minutes. I serve it up with a fresh green salad and 15-Minute Blue Cheese Garlic Bread, leaving bellies full and happy!

For other pasta dishes made with red sauce, check out my Best Penne Alla Vodka Sauce or this Spaghetti Bolognese Sauce!

Storing Sheet Pan Lasagna Leftovers

Place cooled leftover lasagna into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. Enjoy leftovers for 3 to 4 days!

Can I Make This Recipe Using Oven Ready Lasagna Noodles?

I wouldn’t suggest it as they wouldn’t turn out with the right texture we’re looking for in this sheet pan recipe.

Is This A Meal I Can Prep Ahead Of Time And Bake Later?

Yes, it is! To do so, prep the meal up to the baking instructions. Then cover the pan loosely and slide it into the fridge. Then when you’re ready for dinner, just pop it into the oven to bake!

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Sheet Pan Lasagna

Rebecca Hubbell

Giada's All-Crust Sheet Pan Lasagna is a simple yet delicious make-and-dump lasagna recipe that skips the tedious layering process! This sheet pan meal will feed a large crowd while easily pleasing their taste buds!

5 from 2 votes

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Prep Time 35 mins

Cook Time 35 mins

Total Time 1 hr 10 mins

Course Dinner

Cuisine American

Servings 12 people

Calories 476


  • 16 ounces lasagna noodles broken into 2-inch pieces
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ pound Italian sausage
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 24 ounces pasta sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasonings
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 8 ounces spinach frozen but thawed and drained well
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese divided
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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add in the lasagna noodles (broken into 2- inch pieces) and cook until al dente (about 10 minutes). Strain and transfer into a large mixing bowl and set aside.

    16 ounces lasagna noodles

  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F and begin preparing the meat sauce.

  • In a large deep skillet, cook the ground beef, sausage, onion, and garlic over medium heat until browned. Drain off any excess fat and return to the pan.

    ½ pound ground beef, ½ pound Italian sausage, 1 yellow onion, 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • Stir in the pasta sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper, and bring to a simmer for 10 minutes.

    24 ounces pasta sauce, 2 teaspoons Italian seasonings, salt, ground black pepper

  • In a separate bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, thawed and drained spinach, and some salt and pepper to taste. Set aside

    salt, 2 cups ricotta cheese, 8 ounces spinach, ground black pepper

  • Once the sauce is done, pour it into the bowl with the prepared pasta and mix it together. Then stir in 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and 1 cup of parmesan cheese.

    2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese

  • Lightly spray a 13×18-inch (half sheet) sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  • Pour all the lasagna mixture onto the baking sheet and spread it out evenly.

  • Dollop the ricotta mixture all over the top of the lasagna.

  • Then top with the remaining grated mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.


  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly.

  • Let the lasagna cool for 10 minutes before serving.


  • Storage Instructions: Let the lasagna cool to room temperature. Then, place it in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days. You can also wrap it well in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and freeze it for up to three months. When ready to eat, or before repeating it in the oven or microwave.
  • This recipe makes a lot!
  • If you LOVE sauce, I would recommend adding an additional cup of pasta sauce to this recipe. It’s not dry without it; I just prefer my lasagna saucy!
  • Feel free to use a full pound of Italian sausage or ground beef instead of a 1/2 pound of each.


Calories: 476kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 26gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 881mgPotassium: 568mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 2477IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 378mgIron: 3mg

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Should lasagna be baked covered or uncovered? ›

If you leave your lasagna uncovered in the oven, it will become dry. Fight back with a foil-topped tray for a portion of the baking time. Once the lasagna has baked halfway through, remove the foil so the top can brown. If, once it's fully cooked, the top still looks pale, turn on the broiler to help move things along.

Is whole milk or part skim ricotta better for lasagna? ›

For starters, you want to use a creamy, whole milk ricotta such as Biazzo or Galbani.

What is the correct order to layer lasagna? ›

How to layer lasagna:
  1. Spread a thin layer of pasta sauce in the bottom of a baking dish.
  2. Make a layer of cooked lasagna noodles.
  3. Spread an even layer of the ricotta cheese mixture.
  4. Spread an even layer of meat sauce.
  5. Repeat those layers two times.
  6. Top it with a final layer of noodles, sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese.
Jul 8, 2018

Should lasagna have 2 or 3 layers? ›

Betony Kitchen says you could make lasagna with as little as two layers for a quick lasagna that doesn't take long to bake. Many, however, would consider this skimping. Most recipes you'll find for lasagna call for a minimum of three layers, which seems to be the universal standard.

Do I need to boil lasagna sheets before baking? ›

Boiling is not necessary for Oven Ready Lasagne. Add contents of package directly to baking dish and add Lasagne, sauce and filling.

How many minutes do you put lasagna in the oven? ›

Lasagna should bake in the oven at 350 for 45-60 minutes if you're using no-boil noodles. If your noodles are already cooked, that time is reduced to 30-45 minutes. How thick your lasagna is and how many layers you use will change the baking time.

Is there a wrong way to layer lasagna? ›

Too much between one layer and another will keep you from ever getting a perfect slice. Too little and all you'll taste is pasta. Do not put large pieces of vegetables or meat in lasagna for the same reason as above. To get a perfect lasagna, the filling should be finely sliced or even creamy.

What temperature do you bake lasagna at? ›

How Long to Cook Lasagna. In an oven preheated to 375 degrees F, this homemade lasagna should be perfectly baked in about 50 minutes (30-40 minutes covered, 5-10 minutes uncovered).

How do you keep the top layer of lasagna moist? ›

To add moisture, try spreading a layer of tomato sauce or cheese sauce on top of the noodles before adding the final layer of cheese. This will help to keep the top layer from drying out and getting too crispy.

What do you layer first in lasagna? ›

Start by spreading a layer of your tomato-based sauce (either a plain tomato sauce or your pre-made ragù) on the bottom of your dish. Next, add a single layer of pasta sheets. Then, add a layer of white sauce, followed by another single layer of pasta sheets.

Should the top layer of lasagna be noodles or sauce? ›

The best way to layer your lasagna is to start with a layer of red sauce, follow it up with a layer of white sauce, then pasta, then cheese. Follow this pattern until you've filled your tray.

How many layers do you put in lasagna? ›

Count your noodles. You will need four layers of noodles total. It is best to start and finish with wider layers, so if you have less than 16 noodles, put your extra noodles in the bottom or top layers.

Why do you put egg in ricotta cheese for lasagna? ›

While the sauce is simmering, combine the ricotta cheese, egg, seasonings, and parmesan cheese in a bowl. Adding an egg helps to bind the ricotta filling, giving it a bit more body.

Why do you soak lasagne sheets before cooking? ›

Soak the lasagne sheets in a single layer in boiling water for 5 mins. (Although the packet says no pre-cook, I find soaking improves the texture.)

Why does my lasagna come out watery? ›

A: Soupy lasagna is either a result of wet noodles that were not drained properly or lasagna was layered with too much (thin wet) sauce. While you can make lasagna ahead and refrigerate or freeze it, it won't reduce the moisture content.

What happens if you don't boil lasagna sheets? ›

In general, eating uncooked raw pasta isn't considered entirely safe, as there could be bacteria that can make you sick, but Barilla points out their oven-ready noodles are precooked, so they're safe to eat without cooking again.

How long do you boil lasagna sheets for? ›

1. How Long to Cook / Boil Lasagna Noodles? Dried lasagna noodles take between 11 and 15 minutes to cook all the way through. It is best to cut that cooking time in half, so they don't get overly soggy from baking in the oven.

Why are my lasagne sheets still hard after cooking? ›

Simply put, if there isn't enough moisture in contact with your lasagne sheets, they will dry out and become hard and chewy in texture. A nifty trick if you plan to pre-soak your pasta sheets is to add a few drops of cooking oil to the boiling water.

Do you bake lasagna at 350 or 375? ›

Generally, lasagna is baked at 375 F for 30 to 40 minutes. This bake time is based on you using boiled noodles and covering the lasagna with foil.

What temperature do you cook lasagna in the fridge? ›

How to Prepare Lasagna in Advance
  1. Assemble the lasagna in an oven-safe container and store it in the refrigerator. ...
  2. When you are ready to cook the lasagna, bake it in the oven for approximately 60 minutes at 375 degrees.

Can I put lasagna together and bake it the next day? ›

You can make it ahead.

The lasagna needs at least 5 hours to chill and let the sauce soften the noodles, but you can definitely make it the night before (even 3 days before) and bake it when you need it.

How long should you let lasagna sit before you cut it? ›

Tempting though it is to slice into your meaty, cheesy lasagna the second you pull it from the oven, wait at least ten minutes before attempting to serve it. This way, you'll give the layers a chance to rest and then set.

Do you spray the bottom of a lasagna pan? ›

Take a 13x9 inch pan or special lasagna pan/dish and spray it with cooking spray. Then if you have a bit of sauce leftover in one of the sauce containers you can pour a bit on the bottom of the pan, about a cup or so, and spread it out. You can also just scoop some meat sauce from the bowl and add that to the bottom.

How can I improve my lasagna? ›

7 Secrets for Making Better Lasagna
  1. Treat Your Pasta Right.
  2. Follow the Proper Method for Boiling Noodles.
  3. Decide on Ricotta.
  4. Consider Your Layering Strategy.
  5. Leave Top Sheet Overhangs for Crispy Magic.
  6. Err on the Side of Under-Baking.
  7. Make Extra Sauce for Serving.
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How long to bake lasagna at 400 covered or uncovered? ›

Cover the lasagna dish tightly with foil. Then, bake your covered lasagna for 60-75 minutes in a 400°F oven. Remove the cover and bake for another 10 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is melted and golden brown. This should take between 10 and 20 minutes.

Why do you cover lasagna with foil? ›

Covering your lasagna allows for the dish to maintain its moisture and not dry out when baking. To keep your lasagna moist, you can increase the amount of cheese between the layers, and on top.

How do you soften lasagne sheets without sticking together? ›

Boil water like you normally do when cooking lasagne sheets. However, this time stir vigorously in circles so you create a whirlpool in the water. This way, when you add the lasagne sheets to the boiling water, the whirlpool movement will prevent them from sticking to each other.

Should you put lasagne sheets on top? ›

Layer lasagne sheets over the top in a single layer, breaking or cutting the sheets so they fit. Put down 1/3 of the Bolognese sauce, then another 1/4 of the béchamel. Place lasagne sheets on top.

How do you dry lasagna sheets flat? ›

If you want to dry your sheets lay them on a lightly floured fine tea towel placed on a wire mesh oven tray (or similar) placed on top of an oven dish so air can circulate while the pasta dries. The best flour for drying pasta on is semolina flour.

Do you need eggs for lasagna? ›

However, an egg is not actually needed to make a good lasagna. Traditional lasagna consists of a cheese mixture, meat, tomato sauce, and noodles. If a recipe does call for an egg, you'll usually blend the egg with your cheese or ricotta mixture to help the lasagna set up better.

How thick should lasagna sauce be? ›

Bechamel should coat your spoon but be thin enough to spread easily. Tips for making Bechamel: Make sure to constantly whisk while adding flour, then milk. This will prevent lumps from forming. This sauce is best used fresh, but it can be made 1 day ahead and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Why does sauce go first in lasagna? ›

Don't start layering noodles until you have some sauce underneath. The sauce acts like a barrier between the noodles and the pan, so that the noodles don't stick to the bottom of the pan as they bake. Another tip: make sure the lasagna has cooled off a little bit before you cut it into squares for serving.

How many lasagne sheets should I use? ›

You don't need much - this is just to ensure the lasagne sheets don't stick to the bottom of your dish. Then cover with 4 lasagne sheets. Try to ensure they don't overlap. You may need to break up one of the sheets to cover the dish fully.

What do you put on the top layer of lasagna? ›

Finish with a layer of bolognese or white sauce – whichever you have left – and sprinkle with cheese (we like parmesan and cheddar).

Why do you cover lasagna when baking? ›

If uncovered, the prolonged exposure to heat will quickly dry out your lasagna, no matter how much sauce you've added. Make sure to always add a layer of tin foil over your baking dish, which will trap the moisture inside while still allowing the dish to cook properly.

Why should lasagna sit after coming out of the oven? ›

Tempting though it is to slice into your meaty, cheesy lasagna the second you pull it from the oven, wait at least ten minutes before attempting to serve it. This way, you'll give the layers a chance to rest and then set. "Lasagna is a lot like an apple pie," says Lisa.

How many layers in lasagna? ›

You will need four layers of noodles total. It is best to start and finish with wider layers, so if you have less than 16 noodles, put your extra noodles in the bottom or top layers. (For the purposes of this recipe, I'll assume you have 15 noodles.)

Do you bake lasagna at 350 or 400? ›

The baking time for lasagna is 65-70 minutes in an oven set to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). The lasagna bake time is 50-55 minutes covered with foil, then 15 minutes uncovered to make the cheese nice and melty.

What does covering lasagna with foil do? ›

Covering your lasagna allows for the dish to maintain its moisture and not dry out when baking. To keep your lasagna moist, you can increase the amount of cheese between the layers, and on top.

What temperature should you cook lasagne? ›

To cook, heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Cook for 35-40 mins until brown on the top and crisp around the edges. Leave to settle for 10 mins before cutting into squares and serving with a green salad and some garlic bread, if you like.

How thick should my lasagna layers be? ›

Spread about 1/3 of your filling onto the base noodles. Don't let your layers get too thick! This can cause your lasagna to fall apart when serving and eating.

Can you overcook lasagna in the oven? ›

Can you overcook lasagna? Yes! Overcooked lasagna will become dry, and the noodles may brown around the edges and turn crispy. Homemade lasagna needs to cook at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.


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