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If you like meatless lasagna with lots of cheese, then you'll love this ;-)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cook lasagna noodles al dente according to directions and drain.
Meanwhile, mix red pepper flakes with tomato sauce. Spoon a portion of the sauce in to the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Place three of the cooked noodles over the sauce and sprinkle a portion of the mozzarella, cheddar and parmesan over the noodles.
Repeat layering of sauce, noodles and cheese according to the amount of noodles chosen. Be sure to finish with a cheese layer.
Bake in oven for 30 to 45 minutes until cheese is bubbly and golden.
By Deeli from Richland, WA
Brown hamburger with small onion cut up in it. Drain off grease. Add oregano and garlic salt, then simmer about 10 minutes after adding spices. Add 1 can tomato paste to mix, plus 2 cans water. Simmer, then add sugar, just to cut tang.
Cook lasagna, then rinse in cold water. In 9x13 inch pan, layer lasagna, sauce, cheese, and repeat layers. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until cheese turns light brown.
By Robin from Washington, IA
Meanwhile, brown the meat and drain. Add to it the spices of choice plus remaining ingredients except zucchini. Drain excess liquid.
Spray an 8X8 inch pan with nonstick spray. Make a layer with zucchini strips. Add 1/3 of the meat mixture. Sprinkle on 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat layers 2X ending with the cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
Source: A friend brought it to our weight watchers meeting and it was delicious!
By LovingLynden from Lynden, WA
In high school our home economics class put out a cookbook of our mothers' recipes. I got this from there and have been using it ever since. I haven't seen this recipe on this site, so wanted to share.
Serve this lasagna with a big green, vinaigrette-tossed romaine salad and your favorite garlic bread.
Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Brown beef in a large skillet in the oil along with the sliced onion and fresh chopped garlic.
This lasagna has a very mellow flavor. The fresh veggies and the spices are a great mix together. Very easy to make and very good!
My husband's favorite meal.
Cook desired noodles as package directs. Drain and chill in cold water. Heat oil and brown hamburger. Add onion and garlic and cook until transparent. Add rest of meat mixture ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, mix cheese mixture.
Brown ground beef and sausage in large skillet, stirring until crumbly. Pour off drippings. Add onion flakes, tomato paste and 2 tomato paste cans water, mixing well. Add seasonings and spices.
Brown ground beef and garlic. Add tomato paste, tomatoes, salt, pepper and oregano. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. Cook noodles according to package directions.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Crumble sausage in large skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomatoes and juice, tomato paste, water, bouillon and basil.
In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic in oil until meat is browned and onion is tender; drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, oregano, sugar, salt and pepper.
Combine meat sauce and spices. In another bowl, combine cottage cheese, parsley, egg and pepper. Layer 1/3 of meat mixture on bottom of 9x13 inch glass pan.
Top with remaining 3 noodles and sauce. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese cover tightly with foil and bake 45 minutes.
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Does anyone have a tasty homemade lasagna recipe they would like to share?
By Dan from Columbus, OH
The best lasagne recipe I have ever tried (and I have tried many) is the one on the Barilla lasagne noodle box. The noodles are the no cook type that you put into the pan dry, and they soak up the sauce and soften as they bake. So easy. I also vary it by cooking up Italian sausages, chill them, and slice very thinly, using them as a layer.
Quick Fix Lasagna
5 cups spaghetti sauce
1 box (8 oz.) Whole Wheat Lasagna
1 lb. Ricotta or cottage cheese
8 oz. Mozzarella cheese, shredded
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a 13x9x2-inch baking dish, spread 1 cup of the sauce; arrange a layer of uncooked lasagna; top with 1 1/3 cup sauce, 1/2 of the Ricotta, 1/3 of the Mozzarella, and 1/3 of the Parmesan cheese. Repeat, gently pressing lasagna pieces into cheese mixture below. End with a final layer of lasagna; pour remaining sauce over, making sure all lasagna pieces are covered with sauce; top with remaining Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Bake 45 to 55 minutes until lightly browned and bubbling. Allow to stand 15 minutes; cut into squares to serve.
Serves 6 to 8
Note: For health reasons I prefer whole wheat noodles and pasta. I also make my own spaghetti sauce in place of the store bought brands.
My mother makes slow cooker lasagna. Cook up your meat and onions in a pan and drain any grease. In your slow cooker put a little of the meat mixture in bottom and top with spaghetti sauce. Then put no cook noodles in. Just break them and put them in a layer. Add your cheese (Ricotta or cottage cheese mixed with mozzarella). Then keep layering until done and top with the rest of the mozzarella. Turn on crock pot on high for 3 hours. I love this recipe because if you have a small, large or normal sized crock pot it can be made in any kind.
I posted this on Thrifty Fun a while back. Give it a try, I know you will like it.
Thank you so much everyone for all the feedback. It looks like I'll be eating a lot of lasagna this upcoming week! haha
Many years ago I had a very simple recipe for Lasagna which ended with cheese squares on top and had tomato paste in the filling. I was wondering if anyone has a copy like this recipe?
Corri from Middle, TN
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We all love lasagna! My "assistants" love to help layer the lasagna and help eat the broken noodles. When I make lasagna, I always make two and freeze one of them. We often vacuum seal individual portions for easy "microwave lunches" to take to work.
In a large saucepan cook meat, onions, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain fat. Stir in tomatoes, sauce, and paste. Add spices. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Thaw, drain, and squeeze spinach. Combine spinach, egg, ricotta, 1/4 cup Parmesan, and parsley.
Cook lasagna noodles and drain.
Layer noodles, filling, cheese, and meat sauce. Repeat. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese on top. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30-35 minutes.
Source: Modified recipe from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook
By cs_jag from Hillsboro, OR
Prepare noodles according to package directions. Brown hamburger meat; drain fat. Mix hamburger, spaghetti sauce, salt and garlic powder. Grease 9x13 inch pan. Layer 1/3 noodles on bottom. Add 1/3 of hamburger meat and 1/2 mozzarella cheese. Repeat this procedure. Bake 35-40 minutes in 350 degree F oven.
By Robin from Washington, IA
I don't like ricotta cheese, so I had to come up with something because we love lasagna!
Fry hamburger and onion together until done, add salt, pepper, and garlic salt to taste. Meanwhile put on lasagna noodles, bring to a boil, and cook until done. Add salt and extra virgin olive oil to noodles while boiling.
When hamburger, onions, and noodles are done, mix hamburger, tomatoes and jar of spaghetti sauce together. In baking dish layer noodles, then hamburger mixture, both kinds of cheese then mushrooms.
Repeat using all ingredients until top layer is noodles, depending on baking dish size this should make about 4-5 layers. It will feed a family of 5 or 6 people.
My family including my small grandchildren loves this recipe.
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By skttls3760 from Fayetteville, NC
Instead of cheddar, try cottage cheese with shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. (09/01/2010)
I don't know if anyone else has said, but you don't have to cook the lasagne noodles separately. I put mine, dry, and, by the time the dish is done, so are the noodles. This saves me time and aggravation (not to mention no dirty pot). (09/02/2010)
Cook ground beef and drain. add tomato sauce and spaghetti sauce. Simmer 20 minutes. Cook noodles; drain. In a baking dish, put layers of noodles and sauce, cheddar cheese, then noodles sauce and mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-30 minutes.
By Robin from Washington, IA
Brown the Italian sausage and drain off the grease. Add the Ragu sauce and water to the sausage and simmer about 5-10 minutes. Combine the Ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley and salt and pepper together.
Pour about 1 cup of the sauce in the bottom of a 15x10 inch baking dish. Layer 3 of the uncooked lasagna noodles over the sauce. Pour 1 1/2 cups of the sauce over the noodles. Spread 1/2 of the cheese filling over the sauce. Repeat the layers of lasagna, sauce and cheese filling. Top with a layer of the lasagna noodles and pour the remaining sauce and cheese on top.
Cover the lasagna with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 55 minutes. Remove the foil and bake about 10 minutes longer or until the lasagna is golden brown. Allow to stand 5-10 minutes before cutting.
By Robin from Washington, IA
Cook noodles. Brown ground beef and onion; drain. Stir into meat, the mixture of all of the seasonings and tomato sauce.
Chop medium onion; cook in 1 Tbsp. oil until partially done. Add 1 1/2 lb. hamburger and garlic powder.
Brown onion and ground beef; drain. In a large saucepan combine seasonings, sauce, tomatoes and juice, beef, onions and mushrooms.
Brown ground beef and mix with spaghetti sauce. Combine eggs, cottage cheese and mozzarella cheese.
In saucepan, brown ground beef, onion, and garlic. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 1 hour.
On those busy weeknights, it can be tempting to grab fast food - which takes a bite out of your budget!
Here is a wonderful, easy and fast recipe for lasagne, courtesy of my daughter in law:
Brown ground beef and add the spaghetti sauce, stir in cottage cheese and half of the mozzarella. Fill cottage cheese tub with water and add it to the mixture.
Brown meat and drain. Stir in tomato juice, onion, garlic, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper.