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Lasagna: Easy to Make & Bake!

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There is just something about a dish with carbs & cheese that make it such a comfort food. Lasagna is filling, delicious, & so comforting to eat. We love it, but we do not make it that often in our household because it can be quite a process to prepare. That is why we usually opt for spaghetti (or pizza) when we’re in need of a carbohydrate, marinara, & cheesy fix.

Man, just writing about this is making me hungry.

I decided to make lasagna at home, but I wanted there to be as few steps (and dishes) as possible. So, this lasagna recipe does not make you boil the noodles first! I will tell you, this recipe is amazing. And it’s even more delicious as leftovers!

Easy to make & bake lasagna! No need to pre-boil the noodles! - NovaturientSoul.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cans (or jars) pasta sauce
  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup parmesan
  • 16 oz ricotta

Yes, that looks like a lot of ingredients. And it’s more than I usually use for a meal, but it is so worth it for this meal.

First brown your ground beef in a medium size pan. Then drain if needed. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Easy to make & bake lasagna! No need to pre-boil the noodles! - NovaturientSoul.com

Next, add the beef back to the pan & add in the onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat.

While your beef is browning in the first step, mix together the Italian seasoning, egg, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, & ONE CUP of the mozzarella cheese in a bowl.

Easy to make & bake lasagna! No need to pre-boil the noodles! - NovaturientSoul.com

Easy to make & bake lasagna! No need to pre-boil the noodles! - NovaturientSoul.com

Back to the beef mixture, add 1 can or jar of pasta sauce to the pan. Turn off & let sit while you layer!

Easy to make & bake lasagna! No need to pre-boil the noodles! - NovaturientSoul.com

Now for the fun part: layering your lasagna!

In a 9 x 13 pan, put enough of the sauce mixture to cover the bottom then add your first layer of 3 lasagna noodles.

Easy to make & bake lasagna! No need to pre-boil the noodles! - NovaturientSoul.com

Easy to make & bake lasagna! No need to pre-boil the noodles! - NovaturientSoul.com

Then evenly layer 1/2 of the cheese mixture over the noodles. Spread 1/2 of the remaining sauce mix over the cheese.

Easy to make & bake lasagna! No need to pre-boil the noodles! - NovaturientSoul.com

Easy to make & bake lasagna! No need to pre-boil the noodles! - NovaturientSoul.com

Repeat lasagna, cheese, sauce layers.

Now to top it off, put 3 more lasagna noodles & pour the second can of sauce over the whole thing. Let it settle for a minute & add the remaining one cup of mozzarella cheese on top.

Easy to make & bake lasagna! No need to pre-boil the noodles! - NovaturientSoul.com

Easy to make & bake lasagna! No need to pre-boil the noodles! - NovaturientSoul.com

*You see I forgot to leave half of the mozzarella out of the cheese mixture & ended up topping this one off with some parmesan. Oops!*

Easy to make & bake lasagna! No need to pre-boil the noodles! - NovaturientSoul.com

Cover the pan with aluminum foil & bake for 45 minutes. Uncover & bake for a final 15 minutes. Let sit for a few minutes & serve!

Easy to make & bake lasagna! No need to pre-boil the noodles! - NovaturientSoul.com

Comment below if you try this out!

Easy to Make & Bake Lasagna

I decided to make lasagna at home, but I wanted there to be as few steps (and dishes) as possible. So, this lasagna recipe does not make you boil the noodles first!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cans pasta sauce
  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup parmesan
  • 16 oz ricotta

Instructions
 

  • First brown your ground beef in a medium size pan. Then drain if needed. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Next, add the beef back to the pan & add in the onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat.
  • While your beef is browning in the first step, mix together the Italian seasoning, egg, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, & ONE CUP of the mozzarella cheese in a bowl.
  • Back to the beef mixture, add 1 can or jar of pasta sauce to the pan. Turn off & let sit while you layer!
  • In a 9 x 13 pan, put enough of the sauce mixture to cover the bottom then add your first layer of 3 lasagna noodles.
  • Then evenly layer 1/2 of the cheese mixture over the noodles. Spread 1/2 of the remaining sauce mix over the cheese.
  • Repeat lasagna, cheese, sauce layers.
  • Now to top it off, put 3 more lasagna noodles & pour the second can of sauce over the whole thing. Let it settle for a minute & add the remaining one cup of mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Cover the pan with aluminum foil & bake for 45 minutes. Uncover & bake for a final 15 minutes. Let sit for a few minutes & serve!
  1. Trish

    September 15, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Yes lasagna is such a comfort food for my family and I as well. My son is usually picky when it comes to lasagna so for me to get him to pig out on it is to make Lasagna Roll Ups! He loves these so much and its pretty easy to do too. I have to have lasagna about twice a month, probably would have it more if my husband would let me.. LOL! ♥

  2. Marie

    September 15, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I love Italian food! This recipe looks amazing. I’ll definitely give it a try.

  3. Viki Sanchez

    October 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    love lasagna! Haven’t had it in such a long time! UGH! My cravings!!! Must try this one out 🙂 Maybe this weekend, tonight… food shopping!

    1. Stephanie

      October 7, 2017 at 8:47 am

      Yes! I love me some lasagna, too!

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