I made this a few days ago and it is now sitting in my freezer waiting to go to a family dinner next week. Even though I haven't yet tasted it I know from looking at and smelling it that it is going to be delicious. For the tomato sauce I used recipe number 8581 (Delicious Tomato Sauce) but did not add the meatballs. With the price of meat and cheese now, next time I make it I will decrease the amount of meat to three-quarters of a pound as I think it does not need one and a quarter pound.
I'm always nervous trying a new no-boil lasagna recipe, though I don't know why as I've never had one turn out poorly yet. I was a bit skeptical on this after the first 30 minutes as it seemed too runny, but that last 15 minutes took care of that. I have to say I didn't eat but a bite of it, after it was cold, because my mom called right as I was getting supper on the table and told me my dad was in the hospital with chest pains. Kind of killed my appetite. However, my picky 11 yr old daughter, who informed me that she "doesn't really care for lasagna", scarfed it down and said it was delicious - so I KNOW it's good! It smelled amazing while it cooked and the bit I tasted was delicious. It was easy to make and I'll be filing this away in my "Make This Often" file (:
I just made this tonight and it's delicious. I've never made lasagna without cooking the noodles so I was a little skeptical, but they cooked perfectly. I followed the directions exactly except that I didn't use meat. My kids loved it so this is something I'll make again. Thanks so much for sharing!
This is an awesome and easy recipe which tastes great! My kids and husband really enjoy it and it doesn't last long if there are any leftovers. I use ground turkey in place of the Italian sausage and add a bit more seasonings. Really good!
I have never prepared a lasagna without boiling the noodles first. Now I will never go back! I did add some chopped (well drained) spinach (personal preference) and as mentioned, this is so adaptable that next time I may omit the spinach and add some mushrooms. We will make this again and again. Thanks for a great recipe!
This was very good lasagna, and soooo easy because there was no boiling involved. However, I did think the meat overpowered the cheese filling a bit, and I only used about 3/4 of a pound of meat, plus a whole pound of ricotta. I will use this recipe from now on, but just adjust the meat and cheese amounts more to our tastes (this recipe is so adaptable!). The instructions and cooking times are right on. Thanks much for posting.
Cooking for a large crowd? I doubled this recipe and made it in a a deep roaster pan. I used six uncooked noodles for each layer and had to trim (break) a couple of them to fit properly. I followed all the sauce directions and tweaked fillings and cheese amounts. I doubled the cooking time, too, actually a little more. Mine cooked for 1 hr. 45 minutes with foil on then for 20 minutes with foil off. Let stand for at least 20 minutes. Turned out great. I made it two day ahead and it sat in fridge so that might be why cooking time was so much longer. I actually made 5 roaster pans for a group of teens at our church who were on retreat and cooked in our church's commercial ovens. It was easiest lasagna recipe and was well received by the kids.
This was easy and very delicious. I used lean hamburger as that is what I had, and I flavored the hamburger with onions and bell peppers browned together, otherwise made as instructed! Thank you for a wonderful dinner. I will be making this again for sure!
Loved this recipe. My dish was perfect. Very tasty. I added shredded chicken to my sauce and layered with spinach, grated zucchini, broccoli and yellow squash
Very good. The son and I loved it. I don't think I will ever go back to boil first noodles again.