Saturday, December 16, 2017

Oven Ready Noodles Lasagna Recipe

When it comes to lasagna at our house my family always enjoys homemade over store bought or restaurant food. With the following recipe you can opt to change up the meat or make it without meat. Cottage cheese can be used instead of ricotta cheese.


  • 1 pound of lean ground beef fried and drained
  • 1 tbs of canola oil
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves sliced very thin
  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. of Italian seasoning
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 container of Ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 of a cup of Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pound of Mozzarella cheese
  • oven ready lasagna noodles
  • cooking oil spray

  1. Early in the day I make my lasagna sauce starting by frying and draining the lean ground beef.
  2. Next saute the chopped onions and sliced garlic cloves in a tablespoon of canola oil.
  3. In a large saucepan add the ground beef, onions, garlic, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and fresh ground pepper.
  4. Bring all of the above to a boil then turn your heat down and simmer for about half an hour. 
  5. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Grate the Mozzarella cheese and set aside.
  7. In a medium size bowl combine the Ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt to taste, and 2 eggs. Mix well.  
  8. Spray your lasagna pan with cooking oil.
  9. In the bottom of the pan add 1 1/2 cups of sauce spreading it evenly.
  10. Lay 3 - 4 lasagna noodles on top of the sauce.
  11. Spread 1/3 of the Ricotta cheese  over the noodles.
  12. Next add more sauce followed by 1/3rd of the Mozzarella cheese.
  13. Continue to layer the noodles, sauce cheese mixture, and Mozzarella cheese 2 more times.
  14. Place in the oven for 35 - 45 minutes.
  15. Remove from the oven and let your lasagna sit for about 5 minutes.
  16. Slice, serve, and ENJOY!