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lasagna - no boil

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Penny R
Atoka, TN

No special "no-boil" or "oven-ready" noodles are required for a no-boil lasagna. Just buy the regular noodles and get to baking. :)

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Since the noodles aren't boiled first, this lasagna can be put together in a snap. There is a lot of sauce in this recipe which allows the noodles to pull moisture from the dish without drying the lasagna out. The layers are creamy, meaty, and delicious. Sometimes lasagna can be a little soupy when first cut into, but not this one. It easily cuts a beautiful slice. Because of the sausage and the black pepper, this is a little spicy. If you aren't a fan of black pepper, we'd suggest cutting back to your liking.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 6-8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For lasagna - no boil

  • 9-15
    uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 lb
    hot pork sausage
  • 2 jar
    24 oz. jars pasta sauce (whatever flavor you prefer)
  • 2 c
    small curd cottage cheese, or ricotta
  • 2-4 c
    shredded mozzarella, i use about 4 cups cause i'm a cheese freak, adjust to your preference
  • 1 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp

How To Make lasagna - no boil

  • Browning meat in a skillet.
    Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large skillet, brown both types of meat. Drain.
  • Adding sauce to browned meat in the skillet.
    Add back to the skillet. Add sauce and bring to a boil. Set aside.
  • Cottage cheese, mozzarella, Parmesan, eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
    In a bowl, mix together cottage cheese, half of the mozzarella (I use 2 cups here), Parmesan, eggs, salt, and pepper.
  • Adding a layer of sauce to a pan.
    Spread 1 cup sauce over the bottom of 13X9X2" baking dish.
  • Placing a layer of noodles over the sauce.
    Arrange 3 uncooked lasagna noodles lengthwise over sauce.
  • Adding some of the cheese filling.
    Spread one-half of the cheese filling over lasagna.
  • Adding some more meat sauce to the pan.
    Then another cup of sauce.
  • Sprinkling mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
    Then sprinkle mozzarella over the sauce.
  • Repeating the layers.
    Repeat layers of lasagna, cheese filling, sauce, and mozzarella.
  • Placing the last layer of noodles.
    Place last 3 pieces of lasagna noodles.
  • Topping with remaining sauce.
    Then remaining sauce.
  • Covering the pan with foil.
    Cover tightly with foil and bake 45 minutes.
  • Sprinkling on extra cheese.
    Remove foil. Sprinkle on enough mozzarella to cover the top layer. Bake an additional 15 minutes, uncovered.
  • Letting the lasagna rest.
    Remove from oven. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.