Friday, September 21, 2012

No-Boil Lasagna

If you haven't tried the no-boil  method of making lasagna, do yourself a favor and try it out. It takes an extra step out and makes the process of making lasagna much more enjoyable. You won't have noodles that have stuck together and you won't burn your fingers trying to get the noodles unstuck!!   My recipe is slightly adapted from the back of the Barilla box. I'm telling you, this lasagna is cheesy, saucy and oh so good!!!!

1 box lasagna noodles, uncooked
2 eggs
1 (15 oz) container ricotta
1 t. Italian seasoning (or as much as you like)
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 lb. bulk Italian sausage or ground beef (I used hot Italian chicken sausage), cooked , crumbled and drained
2 jars marinara sauce

Spray a 9 x 13 x 3 inch deep baking pan. 

Remove 16 lasagna noodles from box. DO NOT BOIL!

In a medium bowl, beat eggs. Stir in ricotta, 2 cups of mozzarella, Italian seasoning and the Parmesan cheese.

Now, you're ready to assemble the lasagna:

Notice the accepted spelling is "lasagne" in Italian

1.  Spread 1 cup of sauce on the bottom of the pan.

2.  Layer 4 uncooked noodles (slightly overlapping them), 1/3 of ricotta mixture, half of browned      meat, 1 cup of mozzarella and 1 cup of sauce.

3.  Layer 4 uncooked lasagna noodles, 1/3 of ricotta mixture and 1 and 1/2 cups sauce.

4.  Layer 4 uncooked lasagna noodles, the remaining ricotta mixture and browned meat and 1 cup of sauce.

5.  Layer 4 uncooked lasagna noodles, the remaining sauce and the remaining 1 cup of mozzarella.

Bake, covered with a sheet of foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for 50-60 minutes or until bubbly.  Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting. 

Makes 12 servings

I am sharing this with: 
Mix It Up Monday
On the Menu Monday
Make It Pretty Monday
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday
Cowgirl Up
Full Plate Thursday
Foodie Friday
Potpourri Friday
Weekend Potluck
Seasonal Sundays


  1. In all my years of making lasagna, I have never tried the no boil method. I have heart good things about them though. I kinda wish I had a slice of your lasagna right now!

  2. Almost doesn't seem possible without any extra water, but I believe you:@) Hope you have a great weekend Kitty!

  3. This is the only way I make lasagna anymore...I never boil the noodles. I have a similar recipe in my cookbook...I use only one jar of sauce, and pour water around outside of pan before bakes perfectly. SO much easier than the 'old' way huh? Your panfull looks fabulous!

  4. Same here, I don't boil my noodles any more either. Great recipe! Happy first day of Fall!

  5. My husband had always made it without cooking the noodles so I changed my ways, too! He makes the sauce a little thinner and it works like a dream. I married him because he could cook! Just kidding...well, kind of! heehee!

  6. Thanks for the recipe. Next time I make lasagna I'll try your recipe. Late this summmer I had about forty relatives over and I made the no boil noodles for the first time. It turned out well, but am anxious to try your recipe!

  7. That is a beautiful dish of lasagna, Kitty! I have never tried this before, but I will now, thanks for the tip!

  8. I agree--I will never boil lasagna noodles again. This looks like a yummy recipe.

  9. Beautiful lasagna, Kitty. I've tried this and it works great......Sarah

  10. My husband just reminded me, I haven't made lasagne in ages. I need to give No Bake Noodles a try! This looks delicious.

  11. I love lasagna and yours look delicious, Kitty....Christine

  12. My d-i-l introduced me to the no boil noodles. She makes lasagna more often than I do! I want to try a veggie lasagna...have you made one?
    This looks and sounds delish!


  13. Hi Kitty,
    I tried once to make Lasagne with normal Lasagne noodles. It was a horrible mass! When I discovered thos none baking noodles, I started to make Lasagne again. It is one of our favoured dishes. Easy to make and perfect to prepare one day before. I make my filling different but will try your recipe as a nice variation.
    Thank you for sharing the recipe.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  14. I'm so glad that I'm following you! I can't believe that I've been boiling my lasagna for so long, this is SOOO much easier. Thank you so much for sharing:)


  15. I've never tried the no boil. Will have to give this a go after I shed a little weight. Thanks for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  16. Looks good and will have to put on my must try list!

  17. Hi Kitty,
    So it really works, I am glad to know that it really works from a reliable source "You"! I will try this because it sure will cut down the prep time. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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