It’s been awhile since I shared a recipe on the blog, so I thought it would be the perfect time to share an easy lasagna recipe.Save some time with this easy no boil noodles lasagna

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I like to keep things simple. This easy lasagna recipe allows you to skip cooking the noodles and save time in the kitchen. Yes, no more boiling the noodles! I know it’s a small step, but it makes assembly so much quicker and you still get a wonderful tasting lasagna.

Easy Lasagna Recipelasagna meat

To start the sauce, add olive oil to a large pot and saute onions until translucent (I added dried onions because my oldest doesn’t like the texture of regular onions ???). Next, brown both the ground sausage and beef and add the minced garlic. Cook just until fragrant.

While the meat is browning, place the frozen spinach in the microwave to defrost. Squeeze out any water and set aside for later.

*Tip ~ Cook bulk ground beef/sausage and separate into several containers or bags for quick prep meals. lasagna sauce and herbsAdd in spaghetti sauce*, herbs, water* and spices into the pot. Mix and heat until boiling. Turn heat off. Set aside for later.

In a separate bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, Parmesan (set some Parmesan aside to sprinkle on top of the lasagna) and egg. Set aside for later.

*The sauce will determine the overall flavor, so go with what you like. I use Rinaldi’s Super Mushroom, but use your favorite sauce or make your own from scratch.

*Swirl water in the spaghetti jars to get as much sauce out as possible. You can also exchange out 3/4 cup of water for tomato sauce if you like a more intense tomato flavor. lasagna assembly  Gather the ricotta mix, cheeses, sauce, dried noodles and spinach for the lasagna assembly.

  1. Spray pan lightly with cooking spray. Add enough sauce to cover the bottom of the pan (Add a little more than shown in my picture).
  2. Place dried noodles over the sauce.
  3. Spread a generous layer of the ricotta mixture onto the dried noodles. Sprinkle spinach over the ricotta.
  4. Add more lasagna sauce and sprinkle mozarella and blended cheese over it.
  5. Repeat steps 3 more times.

Tip ~ If you don’t have a deep 9″ x 13″ dish, place it on a baking pan to catch any sauce that spills over while cooking. This lasagna will reach the very top of a regular baking dish and will require a pan underneath to catch any spills. Lasagna ready to cook

Top the last layer with dried noodles and pour the remaining lasagna sauce and cheeses over the top. Just an FYI, unless you have a deep baking dish, the lasagna will be level with the top of the baking dish.

Loosely cover with foil* and place into the oven for 1 hour at 350°F

* Try to keep the foil from touching the top of the lasagna or the cheese will stick to it. cut lasagna Slice and serve with garlic breadSave time with this no boil noodles lasagna Enjoy!

 

Easy Lasagna Recipe

Serves 6-8
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 1 hour
Total time 1 hour, 30 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Region Italian
Save some time with this easy "no boil" noodle lasagna recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1/2lb mild ground sausage
  • 1/2 - 3/4lb ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 - 24 oz. bottles spaghetti sauce (your favorite brand)
  • 1 - 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes w/Italian herbs
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch sugar
  • 2 1/2 - 3 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup shredded Italian blend or Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 box frozen spinach

Note

Use your favorite bottled spaghetti sauce. I like to use Rinaldi Super Mushroom.

Tip ~ place your baking dish on a baking pan to catch any spillage.

Directions

Step 1
Defrost spinach in the microwave and squeeze out any water. Set aside.
Step 2
In a small bowl, mix together ricotta, egg and parmesan*.
*Set aside a small amount of parmesan to sprinkle on the top of the lasagna.
Step 3
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and sautee until translucent. Add in ground sausage and ground beef. Cook until browned. Add minced garlic and stir until fragrant.
Step 4
Lower heat to medium and add spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, water, oregano, basil, parsley, salt, pepper, and a pinch of sugar. Stir and heat until boiling. Turn heat off. Set aside.
Step 5
Spray a 9" x 13" pan with cooking oil. Add enough meat sauce to cover the bottom of the pan. Lay dry lasagna noodles onto the sauce.
Step 6
Spread the ricotta mixture over the dry noodles. Sprinkle spinach over the ricotta. Next, cover with meat sauce and sprinkle mozarella and blended cheese over the sauce. Repeat these layers three more times.
Step 7
The last layer will be topped with dried noodles. Pour as much of the lasagna sauce over them to ensure the noodles are completely covered. Sprinkle any remaining cheese over the top. Cover loosely with foil. Bake in a 350F degree oven for 1 hour.


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27 Comments

  1. I love spinach in my lasagna and no boil noodles are definitely the way to go. Pinning! Thanks for linking to Tips & Tricks. I can’t wait to see what you link up next. 🙂

  2. This looks amazing! You are so talented. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Easter! Lou Lou Girls

  3. Your lasagna looks delicious! I always use no-cook lasagna noodles too, it’s such a time saver and I feel like they’re easier to deal with uncooked than when they’re cooked! I haven’t made lasagna in months…. I think I need to put it on the menu for next week or the following one!! This looks so so tasty!!!

  4. My family loves lasagna. This looks delicious and simple enough to do on a week night, especially if I prepare the meat ahead of time as you suggest. Thanks for the recipe and tips.

  5. My ex wife came from Italy and I really enjoyed cooking original recipes with her mother..I LOVE lasagna but her way was to layer the noodles, sauce, cheese, more noodles, sauce, a layer of Italian sausage, more cheese, a layer of ground beef, more sauce and topped with another different brand of cheese and it took awhile too cook. Your recipe looks delicious and easier and I am going to try it. Thank you

      1. Like I said,and meant (now that I live alone) I will definately try your wonder Lasagna recipe…thank you for your personal replay

  6. I haven’t had real lasagna in years. It just seemed like too much effort. But no boil noodles! I may give it a go! Yum. I think I’ll make cauliflower bread sticks to go with.

  7. i love to make one dish meals. Lasagna is a family favorite and I like that it makes so much. Leftover lasagna is good, too. Your recipe looks delicious!!

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