I Hate Ricotta Lasagna W/Meat Sauce and 3 Cheeses

I Hate Ricotta Lasagna W/Meat Sauce and 3 Cheeses created by Parsley

For those who hate Ricotta Cheese but still want to eat lasagna. A real kid pleaser! I grew up on this, and this is the way my family likes it. (I order lasagna with Ricotta when eating out!) But I do love it this way too! Please feel free to adjust ingredients (veggies, spices, meat) according to your family's preference.

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ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) box small Velveeta cheese, cut into squares
  • 1 (9 ounce) box no boil lasagna noodles
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 -2 garlic clove
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar barilla italian spaghetti sauce (1- 1 1/2 jars) or 1 jar your favorite jars spaghetti sauce (1- 1 1/2 jars)
  • shredded mozzarella cheese, as much as you like
  • grated parmesan cheese, as much as you like
  • Italian spices, to taste
  • 3 -5 dashes garlic salt, to taste

directions

  • Brown meat with onion and garlic; drain.
  • Return to pan and stir in 3/4 of cooking/spaghetti sauce, 1/2 of the canned tomatoes, garlic salt and Italian Seasonings and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In 13/9 dish, spread 1/2 cup meat sauce, covering bottom.
  • Place 4 lasagna noodles lengthwise over sauce, overlapping edges.
  • Place the Velveeta cheese slices over the noodles, about 4 squares per noodle.
  • Repeat layers twice, begin and end with noodles.
  • Combine remaining canned tomatoes with sauce; spread remaining sauce, and sprinkle with parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
  • Add more Italian spices if desired.
  • Cover with foil, bake about 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly and cheese is melted through.
  • Remove the foil, bake for 5 more minutes.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
  • Accompany with salad and garlic bread.
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"For those who hate Ricotta Cheese but still want to eat lasagna. A real kid pleaser! I grew up on this, and this is the way my family likes it. (I order lasagna with Ricotta when eating out!) But I do love it this way too! Please feel free to adjust ingredients (veggies, spices, meat) according to your family's preference."

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  1. NOLAinBlairsville
    My sons do not care for ricotta - so I was glad to find a good recipe that was cheesy and tasty. I didn't have velveeta, so I used some shredded 4 cheese instead. It came out delicious! Thanks.
  2. D. Baker
    I made this for our Sunday family dinner, and everyone seemed to enjoy it. The Velveeta seemed a bit rich in this Lasagna, but other than that, my family thought this was very good, and I look forward to making it again.
  3. Cindi Bauer
    Since 2003 I have made this lasagna again, and I felt I needed to edit my last review of this recipe. I pretty much followed the recipe, but when it came to the no-boil noodles, I had to use 2 different kinds, a few of the long kind, and a few of the shorter but wider noodles, cuz that's what I had on hand, and when weighed, I actually found I had (9 ounces) that were required for this recipe. The diced tomatoes I used in this recipe were, Italian diced tomatoes, (which already had basil, garlic, and oregano in it) and the canned spaghetti sauce I used was, a (26 ounce) can of Hunt's Garlic & Herb Spaghetti Sauce. When adding the meat with the sauce to the 9x13" pan, I still had to add 1/3 of the sauce to it, as the 1/2 cup of the meat sauce just wasn't enough. Even tho I sliced my Velveeta very thin, I found I could only get 3 slices ontop of each lasagna noodle. When adding the parmesan cheese and the mozzarella, I used 4 Tablesp. of the parmesan, and (6 ounces) of the mozzarella. Note: The next time I decide to make this lasagna, I may just add 1-1/4 lbs of the ground beef, as I like abit more meat in my lasgana, and I found that this lasagna actually had more than enough sauce for me to add a bit more meat. Again Tara, thank-you for the recipe, I will definately be making this lasagna again in the near future.
  4. Parsley
    I Hate Ricotta Lasagna W/Meat Sauce and 3 Cheeses Created by Parsley
  5. Parsley
    I Hate Ricotta Lasagna W/Meat Sauce and 3 Cheeses Created by Parsley
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