Easy Cheesy Lasagna(No Boil)

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Chef Zephyr

A no boil lasagna that uses regular lasagna noodles. Easy to assemble, but allow enough time to cook. Family favorite for decades, especially the Florentine version. The Florentine version is vegetarian. To make this easier, I have bought already shredded cheese. The Italian mixed cheese is especially good. I found this recipe on the back of a Golden Grain/Mission Lasagna noodle box decades ago. I

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Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°.
  2. Use a 9x13 GLASS pan.
  3. Brown ground beef or sausage with onion and garlic.
  4. Drain off fat.
  5. Return beef mixture to skillet.
  6. Stir in spaghetti sauce and water.
  7. In a small bowl, combine ricotta, Parmesan and parsley; set aside.
  8. In 13x9" glass pan, layer 1/3 of sauce.
  9. Layer half of uncooked lasagna noodles. (I often stagger the noodles from end to end as well as overlap them a bit. Centering the noodles in the middle instead of to one end.).
  10. Layer one half of ricotta mixture and half of mozzarella.
  11. Cover with 1/3 sauce.
  12. Repeat layers, ending with sauce mixture.
  13. Cover tightly with foil.
  14. Bake 1 hour,.
  15. Uncover, sprinkle with extra parmesan . Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  16. For Florentine, omit meat and parsley. Stir onion, garlic and one 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach that has been thawed and drained and 1/8 teaspoons nutmeg into cheese mixture. Layer as above. I often use steamed, chopped fresh spinach.
  17. Microwave directions: ( I have never used these) Prepare as above except use plastic wrap and vent corner. Microwave on high for 10 minute or until sauce boils. Microwave at 50% power for 30-35 minute or until pasta is tender, rotating dish after 15 minute Uncover: top with parmesan cheese. Let stand 10 minute before serving. These directions were for older microwaves, so be careful with the times.

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