Also, I think I've mentioned before that I usually try to have at least one meatless meal per week and this fits the bill nicely. Very filling and the kids gobble it up. So if you're having a busy day but don't want to get fast food somewhere give this one a try.
Lazy Day Lasagna
1 package no-cook lasagna noodles (I use Barilla)
1 (15 oz.) container ricotta cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 jars spaghetti sauce (I use Ragu super vegetable primavera)
In a medium sized bowl combine eggs, ricotta, parmesan, and 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella. Spread 1 cup of sauce on bottom of a 9x13in. baking dish.
Layer 1: 4 no-cook lasagna noodles. 1/3 of ricotta mixture, 1 cup mozzarella, and 1 cup spaghetti sauce.
Layer 2: 4 noodles, 1/3 of ricotta mixture, 1 cup spaghetti sauce
Layer 3: 4 noodles, 1/3 of ricotta mixture, 1 cup mozzarella and 1 cup spaghetti sauce.
Layer 4: Last 4 noodles topped with remaining spaghetti sauce and the last cup of mozzarella.
Cover casserole dish by tenting foil over the top. Bake at 375 for 50-60 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 5-10 minutes to slightly toast cheese on top. Let rest for 10 minutes and serve!
Freezer Meal Instructions:
Assemble lasagna in a disposable baking dish by following the steps above. Instead of baking, cover lasagna with a double layer of foil, label and freeze. When ready to serve you can bake it from thawed or frozen by following the directions below.
Cover casserole dish by tenting foil over top. Bake at 375 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 5-10 minutes to slightly toast cheese on top. Let rest 10 minutes and serve.
Increase baking temperature to 400 degrees and baking time to 1 hour 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes and serve.
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