Make Once, Eat Twice Lasagna
Total TimePrep: 35 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
Makes2 lasagnas (12 servings each)
I have been making this recipe since the pandemic started. Thought I should leave a review with gratitude. Other's ideas below are fantastic, and even without variations, this recipe can stand alone. Thanks!
To those asking about cooking the pasta. I haven't cooked lasagna noodles in about 40 years. I also don't spend the extra money on the "no cook" noodles. I just buy the regular lasagna noodles. Layer them in the pan as you would if they were cooked - they will overlap somewhat depending on the size pan you use. No need to add extra liquid to the sauce either. Just put it together like you would any other lasagna and when it comes out of the oven - it will be perfect. Let it sit for a little while before cutting and you'll get perfect pieces every time.
This lasagna is phenomenal! I sautéed some onion and garlic for meat mixture and used fresh parsley rather than dried; and I highly recommend using a good quality jar sauce. This will definitely be a go to dish in our pasta rotation.
Great recipe-I added garlic powder to sauce & ricotta mixture. Also added italian seasonings to both. Much more flavorful! Doubled cheese too! Love this!
Good solid basic recipe. As it doesn't quite fill the pans 12 servings would be on the smaller side. And yes 2 lbs of ricotta at least. Only thing I added was about 1 tsp Italian seasoning per pan added to the top of each casserole.
I made an account just to say how awesome this recipe is! It really cuts down on prep time if you buy the no-boil lasagna noodles. Also, I agree about the ricotta. You will need a little bit more than the recipe calls for. I sauteed some fresh garlic with the meat as well.This freezes so well, and has helped me so many times on those days you don't want to cook or do anything! I usually serve this with caesar salad and garlic bread or steamed broccoli. Please, please make this! SO Yummy!!
I wondered if anyone can tell me how to make this without cooking the pasta separately? I've seen recipes like that in the past, and I think extra water is added to the sauce, or perhaps there are no-cook lasagna noodle but I cannot remember how to prepare it that way Thank you so much? .
A perfect lasagna and freezes SO WELL! My new go to lasagna recipe.
Not only is this an easy and great lasagna recipe, but it is so nice on those nights where you don't have time or aren't in a creative mood to just pull the 2nd one out of the freezer. Also good for bigger crowds. Have recommended to many people.
Forgot to rate it last time. Added that and also wanted to note that I also used 2 lb of ricotta when I made based on another reviewer's suggestion.