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Friday, February 08, 2013

Fast Perfect Easy Lasagna No-Boil (Non-Ricotta, Venison or Beef)



Here is my personal recipe I have devised because I cannot stand ricotta cheese lasagna.  Now, Ricotta cheese has it's uses and can be very tasty but not in lasagna in my opinion - too gritty.

  Here is what you will need.


  • 2 lbs Lean Ground Beef (or venison)
  • Two Jars of your favorite Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 box of lasagna noodles regular or gluten free (no need for no boil noodles)
  • 1 large carton of small curd cottage cheese
  • 2 cartons of sour cream
  • one small package of frozen spinach (optional)
  • 2 lbs of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large onion chopped (optional)
  • 1 can mushrooms (optional)
  • 2 Tbs dried oregano
  • 1 Tbs Italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves finely chopped garlic (more or less to taste)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
  • Parmesan cheese 
  • parsley flakes for the top for garnish (optional for looks only)
  • aluminum foil
First

DO NOT BOIL THE NOODLES - The noodles will cook with the moisture in the mix!!


In a large mixing bowl combine the cottage cheese, sour cream, and 1/4 of the mozzarella, mix well.
Set aside.


Cook the meat, the onions, garlic, oregano, and all dry ingredients(spices) thoroughly.
If you are adding the mushrooms and the spinach, add them now.
Add the spaghetti sauce to the meat mixture.

In a large 9 x 13 baking pan layer the mixtures starting with the meat mixture first, then a layer of noodles - arrange them so they completely cover the meat mixture but only one layer, then a layer of the cheese mixture about 3/8 of an inch thick or less, then another layer of noodles, then meat mixture, then noodles, then cheese mixture, then noodles, then the rest of the meat mixture and finally the rest of the mozzarella cheese over the top.  Bake at 350 for one hour tented with aluminum foil to keep the cheese from browning prematurely then another 15 to 30 more minutes to brown the cheese.

Take out of the oven and let stand for at least 30 minutes before cutting sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese, and parsley flakes.


Your family will love this recipe guaranteed - and so will you - it is soo fast and soo easy!!

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OLOE