Recipe by CHEFSTACIE
"This lasagna recipe is so easy, even a novice cook could master it! Even better, it tastes so good, your family will fight over the leftovers. If there are any!"
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Italian sausage, casings removed
egg, lightly beaten
shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 (16 ounce) jar
no-boil lasagna noodles
grated Parmesan cheese
Good basic lasagna recipe. Definitely use more sauce than suggested - I usually use at least 2 jars.
A hint when using no-boil noodles to keep them from being crunchy or gummy: coat the bottom of the pan with sauce BEFORE you lay the noodles in the pan. I also mix the sausage (or beef or turkey) in with the sauce and always place the sauce on the noodle layer. It's the sauce that gets absorbed by the noodles and cooks them (hence why you need plenty of sauce).
The directions do not call for enough sauce. You will need to add more. I can't tell you how much more because that is based on personal preference. Overall the recipe came out tasting alright.
This was simple and very good. A suggestion for "empty-nesters": It's just my hubby and I, so when I make lasagne, I use 4 9 x 5 foil loaf pans. I put some sauce on the bottom, 1 no-boil noodle, and continue layering, using 3 noodles per loaf pan. Bake one, and freeze the rest. When you want to fix on of the frozen ones, put in in the fridge the night before. And for those who had trouble with the no-boil noodles, if you let them soak for a few minutes in hot water it will solve the problem. Still a lot simpler and faster than boiling.
Ok, you won't want to believe this..i didn't either until I tried it myself. Use any of your fav lasagna noodles. They do NOT have to be labeled no-boil. I use any i want and you don't have to use xtra sauce -- they'll be cooked. Try it!!
I thought this was so close to mine, that I had to try it. It was very good, but for me, I needed more. First of all, I don't understand why people pay that extra price for the "no boil" noodles. Regular lasagna noodles work just fine. I don't even place them in a bowl of hot water. Just place some sauce in the bottom of pan and lay noodles (not touching) to make room for growth. Then I added hamburger, to the sausage, and cottage cheese, black olives and spinach to the cheese mix. I always mix the four cheeses, and an egg or two, with the drained spinach and black olives and cheeses. Then I mix the sauce with the hamburger and sausage. Then I only have one bowl & one pan to clean up. I too needed extra sauce. Sometimes I make my own, (if I have all day, as the sauce does need to simmer for at least 3 or 4 hours) I layer sauce, noodles, cheese mix, more sauce, noodles and keep on going until all is gone. then top with lots of mozzarella. Cover and bake until really bubbly, and remove cover and cook some more for about 15 minutes to get the cheese cooked. I personally like the cheese a bit crunchy. GREAT recipe. Thanks for sharing!!
My family loved it! Again added a little something to it! Cooked the noodles first just because I've had no luck with the no boil type. Also I added about 4 cloves of minced garlic to the meat as it browned for flavor. I added 1 box of thawed frozed spinach squeezed dry on top of one layer of ricotta (just to sneak in vitamins). I ended up using a bottle and a half of marinara sauce and extra mozzarrella. All in all very yummy and easy. Made enough for many left overs!
Just like the title states, this lasagna is fabulous and foolproof! I added more cheese, more sauce, and made a layer of fresh spinach in the center. I didn't have any problems with the no-boil noodles... they were perfect! I baked mine a bit longer (45 minutes with foil, 15 without).
Make sure you completely cover the noodles with sauce before baking to will keep them from getting crunchy. And, I often use more sauce than the recipe calls for. It just depends on your own taste.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Fabulous Foolproof Lasagna
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 233
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