Small Batch Lasagna

Jennifer H


My husband and I love lasagna but it's just the two of us, so I decided to scale back on ingredients and make it for two! I like to use the no-bake lasagna sheets - no additional cooking. This recipe uses Penzey's Pasta Sprinkle, which is essentially a salt-free Italian seasoning, and I like the garlic that is in it. This was an experiment on a Saturday afternoon and I'm quite pleased with the results - as was my husband. There was enough leftover for two lunch portions, as well!


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2 - 4
45 Min
1 Hr


  • 1 lb
    italian sausage
  • 1
    onion, diced
  • 1
    shallot, sliced
  • 3 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2
    roma tomatoes, diced
  • 14 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 3 tsp
    penzey's pasta sprinkle (or italian seasoning), divided
  • 10 oz
    ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 c
    mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 6
    lasagna noodles, no boil

How to Make Small Batch Lasagna


  1. Over medium heat, brown the sausage. Remove from pan and drain on a paper towel and set aside. Wipe out the skillet.
  2. Return the skillet to medium heat and add the onion, shallot, garlic and butter. Cook until the onions are softened, about 7-8 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato sauce. Rinse the tomato sauce can with about 1/2 cup of water and add it to the skillet. Add the garlic powder and 1 teaspoon of the Pasta Sprinkle (or Italian seasoning).
  4. Cook until the tomatoes are broken down and the mixture is thickened. Add back the sausage, stir and remove from heat.
  5. In a large bowl, add the ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese and 1 teaspoon of Pasta Sprinkle. Mix well.
  6. Spray a 6 1/2 x 9 inch pan with Pam. Spoon half of the tomato mixture into the pan.
  7. Layer 2 lasagna noodles over the tomato mixture.
  8. Spoon half of the cheese mixture over the noodles.
  9. Layer with 2 lasagna noodles.
  10. Repeat with the rest of the tomato mixture, 2 lasagna noodles and the rest of the cheese mixture. Sprinkle on the parmesan cheese. Use the last teaspoon of Pasta Sprinkle over the top.
  11. Place lasagna on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes. Let rest 5-ish minutes before cutting.

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About Small Batch Lasagna

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Diabetic Low Sodium

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