No Boil Lasagna Recipe. This lasagna recipe is made without boiling the lasagna noodles. My new recipe for my Christmas Eve tradition.
I tried a new lasagne recipe for Christmas Eve dinner this year. It’s a no boil lasagna with regular noodles. A huge hit, delicious and more flavorful than my stand-by recipe. Also loved the easier no-boil noodle process. I don’t know about you, but boiling those noodles can be a pesky proposition. And it’s a great recipe that can be made the day before to be oven ready. Thanks to Larry and Bev for this lasagna recipe.
Hub took this close up photo of the Christmas ornament with the lasagna and the camera in the reflection. I loved it so thought I would share.
A delicious lasagna recipe where you don't boil the noodles.
- 1-1 ½ pounds Ground beef we used 1# of beef and ½# of Italian sausage, fried, split, and cut into 1/2 moons
- 1 cup Onion chopped
- 1 cup Celery chopped
- 1 Green pepper chopped
- 2 cloves Garlic minced (we added additional 2)
- 6 oz Tomato paste
- 28 oz Diced tomatoes
- 15 oz Tomato sauce
- ¼ tsp Black pepper
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Oregano dried
- 1 tsp Basil dried (our addition)
- 1 ea Bay leaf our addition
- 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes Bev had to have a little heat
- 16 oz Cottage cheese
- 16 oz Ricotta cheese
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
- 12 oz Mozzarella cheese shredded
- 1 lb Uncooked lasagna noodles
Make up the day before and store in the fridge (It can be made and cooked the same day)
In a dutch oven, brown meat, onion, celery, and green pepper – drain off fat
Add next 8 ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes
Meanwhile mix cottage, ricotta, and parmesan cheeses
Remove sauce from heat – it should be somewhat runny to provide moisture for the noodles
Pam a 9x13 baking dish (or larger depending on amount of sauce – we used a 10x10x3 which was filled to the brim). Place a thin layer of sauce in the dish then a layer of noodles, a layer of the cheese mixture, a layer of meat sauce, and a layer of mozzarella (save enough for the final topping)
Repeat two more times ending with meat sauce
When ready to bake, set lasagna out of fridge for several hours to warm
Preheat oven to 350*
Cover and bake for 1-2 hours depending on thickness (we baked for 2 hours) Place casserole on sheet pan to protect oven.
During last 15 minutes, remove cover and add mozzarella
Remove from oven and let stand for 15-20 minutes to firm up.
Hope Santa’s sleigh was good to everyone and that you’re enjoying a wonderful time filled with family and good food. Merry Christmas from our home in Colorado to yours.