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Easy Lasagna (No Boil Lasagna Recipe)

This Easy Lasagna recipe is rich, decadent and so simple you might even call it life-changing. Made with beef, spicy Italian sausage and four different cheeses, no one would ever know it didn’t take you all day to prepare.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Cooling10 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 469kcal
Author: The Carefree Kitchen


Meat Sauce Mixture

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Yellow Onion chopped
  • 1 lb Spicy Italian Sausage
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Salt or to taste
  • ½ tsp Pepper or to taste
  • 2 quarts Marinara Sauce your favorite brand

Cheese Mixture for Lasagna

  • 15 oz Cottage Cheese
  • 15 oz Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 ½ cups Mozzarella shredded
  • ½ cup Parmesan grated
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 tsp Parsley chopped
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg

Additional Lasagna Ingredients

  • 16 each Lasagna Noodles
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded, to sprinkle on top before baking
  • cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 2 tsp Parsley chopped, for garnish


To Prepare No-Boil Noodles

  • In a large bowl or 9 by 13" baking dish, add lasagna noodles. Pour hot tap water over the noodles and let them soak in the hot water (as hot as you can get it) for 20-30 minutes while you prepare the other ingredients.

To Prepare Meat Sauce

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil. Once hot, add the onions and saute until transparent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the sausage, ground beef and ¼ cup of water to the onions and cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes, using a spoon to break up the meat.
  • Add minced garlic, then cook until the meat is no longer pink, or about 5 minutes more. Turn off the heat and add salt and pepper to taste, then add in the marinara sauce and mix until combined. Set aside.

To Prepare Cheese Mixture

  • In a large bowl, add the cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, salt and nutmeg. Mix until well-combined.

How to Assemble and Bake Easy Lasagna

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Spray a deep 9 by 13" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Spread about 1 cup of the meat sauce in the bottom of your baking dish, place 4 noodles on top of the meat sauce, spread about a ⅓ of the cheese mixture on the noodles, and cover with about 2 cups of meat sauce. Repeat two more times (noodles, cheese sauce, meat sauce, noodles, cheese sauce, meat sauce).
  • To finish the lasagna, cover with a final layer of lasagna noodles and top with 1 cup of meat sauce to cover the pasta. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of mozzarella and ⅓ cup of parmesan cheese evenly over the top.
  • Cover the lasagna with foil and place the baking dish onto a baking sheet (to help catch anything that may fall over the edge while baking). Bake for about 45 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook for about 30 minutes, or until the lasagna is bubbly and the cheese is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let the lasagna sit for 10 minutes before garnishing with parsley and slicing. Enjoy!


Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 1715mg | Potassium: 838mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1176IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 342mg | Iron: 3mg