Red Gold Tomatoes Lasagna Recipe, Review

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Red Gold Tomatoes. They wanted to see if they could send out some products in exchange for my opinion. I have worked with Red Gold Tomatoes previously and of course I was excited for another opportunity to work with them.

This time they asked me to make lasagna using one of their recipes and the products that they provided. I make lasagna about once a month so I was excited to see what they were planning to send.

In fact, the day that my box was delivered I was so excited that I told my husband we were having lasagna for dinner using a new recipe. I pulled everything out, browned the meat, and was about to get started with putting it all together when I realized I didn’t have the cheeses. Silly me, we can’t have lasagna without cheese!

So we opted to make due for dinner and make lasagna the next day. No problem!

In my box was a can of Red Gold Crushed Tomatoes (28 oz), 2 cans of Red Gold Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic, Oregano (14.5 oz each), a box of Creamette Lasagna Noodles, and even a Red Gold Tomato Spatula.

Red Gold Tomatoes Party Kit Box

Red Gold Tomatoes Party Kit Box

Now who wouldn’t get excited about that box of goodies, right?!

I chose the Easy Classic Lasagna since it was the closest to the one that I have made for years. I do use a spaghetti sauce since I can get it pretty cheap with coupons and a sale. I know, gasp! I don’t make it homemade, I’m sorry! But I still think it is yummy. I will share that recipe soon!

The evening that I made the lasagna using the Red Gold products, my son had a friend over for dinner. She doesn’t particularly like veggies, so the chunkiness of the lasagna wasn’t her cup of tea but she said it was still tasty. But, everyone in my family loved it.

Here is the recipe that I used:

Easy Classic Lasagna

½ Cup water

1 Red Gold Crushed Tomatoes (28 oz)

2 Red Gold Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic, & Oregano (14.5 oz each)

Salt & Pepper to taste

1 lb ground meat (Italian sausage or lean ground beef) cooked & drained

1 box lasagna noodles, traditional & uncooked

1 container low fat ricotta cheese (15 oz)

3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (16 oz)

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In large mixing bowl combine water, Red Gold Crushed Tomatoes, Red Gold Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic, & Oregano, salt, black pepper, and cooked meat. Stir to combine ingredients in the sauce.

Cover the bottom of a casserole baking dish (9X12X2) with 1 ½ cups of the sauce mixture

Arrange 1/3 of the noodles on top of the sauce, it may overlap slightly

Top with ½ of the ricotta cheese, 1 cup of the sauce mixture, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese

Repeat layers and top with last 1/3 of noodles and the remaining sauce

Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese

Cover with foil and bake in oven for 1 to 1 ½ hours, or until noodles are cooked

Let stand for 10 minutes before serving

The recipe makes 12 servings

Red Gold Tomatoes Collage

Red Gold Tomatoes Collage

The other recipes that Red Gold Tomatoes sent were:
All In One Lasagna
Chicken Parmesan Lasagna
Eggplant Florentine Lasagna
Fresh Harvest Lasagna

And I can’t wait to try them as well. Which one are you interested in?

Do you make lasagna? Is this recipe similar to the one that you use? I plan to use Red Gold Tomatoes for our lasagna again in the future!

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  1. Lasagna is my specialty!! It was the first thing(next to boiling water) that I ever learned to make. I’ve been making it since my early teens. I also used jarred sauce. I can’t even venture away from it, because the hubs says mine is perfect and he won’t eat it any other way. Yours looks good!

    • TamaraWillis says:

      I get rave reviews on my lasagna too but actually adding the Red Gold tomatoes was great. I learned to cook/bake once moving away from home & love it. My parents don’t like lasagna. Crazy!

  2. I really like lasagna but don’t make it very often. Since we have to eat dairy free I make my own ricotta cheese and the cheese my family can eat is a little expensive but it is a nice treat. Yours looks delicious.

  3. Totally yummy goodness! I love lasagna but have been a great big chicken to try making one myself – even though I’m Italian!

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  4. I have always cooked my noodles before putting them in the oven. But I don’t cook it in the oven nearly as long as your recipe. I’m willing to give that a shot. It seems easier than dealing with a whole pot of water.

    • TamaraWillis says:

      I have never made lasagna by cooking the noodles first. You’ll have to try this one & let me know what you think.

  5. Chicken Parm Lasagna sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing this recipe, i will have to try it out!

  6. My family loves lasagna and I should probably cook it more often. I usually use just a sauce instead of tomatoes, but those pictures look delicious and I want to try this with the chunky tomatoes now. Thanks for posting the recipe!

    • TamaraWillis says:

      We loved the chunkiness of the lasagna using the tomatoes. Let me know how you like it when you make it this way.

  7. The lasagna looks amazing! I do have a favorite recipe but for some reason I only make lasagna like once a year. I think it can be expensive to collect all of the ingredients you need in one swoop. I usually collect them here and there and then make it.

    • TamaraWillis says:

      Do you coupon? I am able to cut expenses even on the products for the lasagna by clipping coupons & watching for sales.

  8. I just made lasagna the other night and it was delicious! I should add some eggplant the next time that I make lasagna.

    Did Red Gold just contact you about trying their products? What a great opportunity. I would love to do something like that!

    • TamaraWillis says:

      I love eggplant, but not sure my boys would like it. But the recipe still sounds yummy. Yes, Red Gold has contacted me a couple of times over the last several months. I love working with them & using their products.

  9. Ha! And I always thought lasagna was had to make! This looks a lot easier than some. As I am in NZ I can’t enter the giveaway but I am happy to share it for you.


    • TamaraWillis says:

      I think that lasagna is easy to make! Enjoy. I am sorry that you can’t enter the giveaway, but thank you for sharing it.

  10. I seem to never be able to know how to find places that will send me products to review:( I love lasagna, just seems to never be able to make them regularly.

  11. We are following the Paleo diet now, so we don’t eat lasagne anymore. But as my hubby is Italian, we used to make it in the past. I used to make a traditional bechamel sauce for the lasagne but I can see that this recipe
    uses ricotta instead. That’s an interesting choice. It looks yummie!

    • TamaraWillis says:

      I have heard a lot about the Paleo diets plan. We eat a lot of fresh fruits/veggies but I still cook the comfort type foods too ;-)
      Thanks for stopping by

  12. OMG! That looks awesome! I’m gluten free and vegetarian, so I’m sure I can find GF lasagna pasta noodles and replace the meat and cheese to make this recipe edible for me. Lovely recipe! Thanks for posting!

    • TamaraWillis says:

      I am sure you could do something like this gluten free & vegan. When you make it come back & share the recipe w/ me!

  13. This is really similar to my lasagna recipe I’ve been making for years. I would love to try this new spin on it!

  14. Yum that sounds good. I’ve never had a chunky lasagne before but I would certainly love to try it.

  15. Thank you for the recipe. Looks delicious :-) I usually make the lasagna without meat – it is something that goes with me since childhood. Maybe it is time to make a change and try with.

  16. Wow does that look yummy! What else do you server with your lasagna? I am always torn on what else to serve…just a salad, a steamed veggie, etc. Thanks!

    • TamaraWillis says:

      We serve a salad & bread sticks w/ the lasagna. And sometimes corn, my boys they they need corn w/ every meal lol ;-)

  17. Lasagne was one of my signature dishes when I first married. It was easy and cheap. I don’t make it as often since getting acid reflux but I do love it still.

  18. I love lasagna but my baby (she’s 1) is allergic to tomatoes so we’ve had to cut it out of our diet. :( I really hope she grows out of it because Spaghetti and Lasagna are two of the easiest ways for me to get my older kids to eat some veggies. In the meantime I will be drooling over your recipe!

  19. Hi Tamara, it must be fun getting products in the mail to review! I’d like to do some that myself one day! Since I’m on a special diet in which I can’t have any grains, I wouldn’t be able to eat a conventional lasagna. I’m also a vegetarian and eat very little dairy products. But I could probably do a lasagna of layered veggies such as zucchini, squash, eggplant, garlic, herbs and tomato sauce. Yeah, that sounds good! Blessings!

  20. This looks fabulous!! I think I just found my recipe for dinner tonight!! This might be something that my 15 month old might just enjoy as well. She is such a picky eater, but loves her pasta dishes :) I guess being from an Italian family she has too! Great post and recipe!! I will definitely share for you as well!

    • TamaraWillis says:

      I’m anxious to know if you all loved the recipe as much as we did. Thanks for stopping by & sharing the recipe. Have a great day!

  21. I love lasagna but for some reason my husband and teenage son don’t! It doesn’t make sense…they love Italian food. Just this previous Friday night, we went out and had Italian. I’ve tried to explain to them that it’s just fancier spaghetti but they just say “Don’t make it, we don’t want it”

    Stubborn silly guys!

  22. That recipe sounds great. I love lasagna, but I do not make it very often. I will have to try this recipe :)

  23. My family LOVES when I make lasagna. So I have a tendency of making it every other week. And I find it really easy making it in advance and putting it in the freezer. Then when I’m tired, I throw it in the oven and bake it. I would like to know how the eggplant Florentine lasagna turns out because I’m a fan of eggplant, but never tried it in lasagna.

    • TamaraWillis says:

      Lasagna is a great recipe that freezes well too. And great for left-overs. I will definitely let you know how the eggplant recipe turns out.

  24. I like your recipe, I might just try that sometime. It’s a bit different from what I’m used to. I think it might be a “regional thing” (I say that very lightly as I’m actually from another country and so that would explain different customs). I’m currently not in the US though so I can’t try that brand :)

    • TamaraWillis says:

      I do agree with you on the regional recipes, etc. I hope you’re able to try it soon. I am glad that you’re stopping by even from outside of the US.

  25. I am a fan of lasagna , I like it with the dream-fields pasta :) I think your blog has a bit of a loading problem…the first few letters are missing on all the lines till you get to the recipe.. FYI ;)

    • TamaraWillis says:

      I will have to check into the dream-fields pasta. Thanks for the heads up on the loading problem, I will check into that ASAP

  26. I love lasagna and it defiantly has to have cheese! I used to make spinach lasagna years ago and don’t know why I stopped…. I think I
    L go look for that recipe now, thanks!

  27. Yummmm! You are making me so hungry for Lasagna that we may be having that this week. My recipe is very close to the one you shared. I love to throw in some red peppers, onions and sometimes a little spinach.

    I’d love to hear about the Eggplant Florentine Lasagna!

    Thanks for sharing!

    • TamaraWillis says:

      Oh adding red peppers, onions, and spinach sounds great too. I will have to try the Eggplant Florentine Lasagna soon & let you know how it is!

  28. I will have to try that. Lasagna is one of those things that I don’t really have a recipe for, I just throw a few things together and tweak it all of the time. We love lasagna and it lasts us a long time, so anytime I make it, I get out of cooking everyday. I need more recipes like that =)

    • TamaraWillis says:

      I love when we have lasagna because we have leftovers. I also make a few other casseroles & it is always nice to have no-cook days where we just have leftovers. Easy :-)

  29. I watched a cooking show recently – where she made lasagna roll-ups. Pretty easy, fun, & tasty too. I love all kinds of lasagna – I’d say spinach is probably my favorite ingredient.

  30. Sounds yummy :) I have to be dairy-free but, man do I miss lasagna!

  31. This looks so good. I’m a fan of the classic lasagna and it’s such a nice dinner on the cold nights we’ve had. The Red Gold tomatoes are a great addition.

  32. That looks and sounds delicious… minus the crushed tomatoes! LOL I hate tomatoes, but eat ketchup and tomatoe sauce – just not tomatoes or chunks of tomatoes (I’m weird I know!) I am definitely going to give this recipe a whirl though! Thank you for sharing it!

    • TamaraWillis says:

      That isn’t weird at all. I like tomatoes & other tomato based products, except ketchup (unless it is the spicy ketchup)

  33. I love lasagna but it takes so long to prepare it. Just last week I found a frozen lasagna from Trader Joe’s that is very good. Big surprise but I thought it would be safe to try since it came highly recommended by an Italian chef.

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  34. We make lasagna almost every week. It’s my family’s favorite but only if we use homemade sauce from our garden! :)

  35. Your lasagna looks DEEEEELISH! My mouth was watering looking at your photo! I definitely would go for the Chicken Parmesan and immediately try out the eggplant florentine! The recipe is a lot like what we use so I’m certain this would be welcomed in our home! I’ll be sure to try!

    • TamaraWillis says:

      I do plan to try these recipes & will post about them soon! Thanks for stopping by, check back for those recipes!

  36. I don’t make lasagna often but I do make baked ziti a lot. The final dish looks so yummy!

  37. I love Lasagna! If you ever come to New England, you should try a Dynamite! I love making a Dynamite sauce and using the extra to make lasagna! Trust me, it is killer.

  38. We love Lasagna and have it at least once a week. We have a vegetarian option using brown lentils in the sauce. Other times we use tuna fish for the sauce ( we don’t eat meat or chicken). I also sometimes layer with eggplant slices. Yours looks really good.

  39. Ah, I love lasagne and I haven’t made one for soooo long. I have started trying to avoid using jar sauces, but it is so convenient and simple. I’ve never seen this brand in England – I tend to use Dolmio, which is yummy!

    • TamaraWillis says:

      If I can ever travel to England I will have to try Dolmio. I am sure it is yummy. I wish we had a veggie garden so that I could make my own sauce.

  40. I am a lasagna eater but I have never been a lasagna maker because I have always been intimidated. This recipe looks both delicious and pretty straightforward. I think I might have to try this one! Thank you for sharing!

    • TamaraWillis says:

      I hope you do try it, it really is pretty simple. Isn’t it funny what things intimidate us, but I understand as recently I was scared to try a dessert because it intimidated me but really was quite simple.

  41. I love lasagna, but I don’t make it too much anymore because I don’t eat as much pasta as I used to. Glad you found a lasagna your family enjoys!

  42. Sounds yummy! I always make my lasagna the same way- we need a change, so I think I will try this!!

    • TamaraWillis says:

      I hope you like this recipe as much as we did. Thanks for stopping by & letting me know you’re following. I look forward to following back.

  43. YUM., that looked amazing. We love lasagna. I just wish it was calorie free and low card :) Wishful thinking. I do like red gold tomatoes too. Convenient

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