No Boil Lasagna Recipe-Cheesy, Meaty Goodness!

Cheesy No Boil Lasagna Recipe

I made this recipe last Tuesday night because I had a hankerin for lasagna, and we haven’t had lasagna for a long time.  So I have a recipe in my arsenal for no boil, cheesy lasagna, with no meat,, though I didn’t realize at the time that it didn’t call for meat. So, of course I had to put meat in it because it seems that to DH, a meal just can’t be a meal if it doesn’t include meat! 

Anyway, so I cooked up some hamburger and added a  jar of spaghetti sauce and just added that into the layers.

Also, did you know that you don’t have to cook the lasagna noodles first?? It’s sometimes called no boil lasagna. I’ve known about this for quite some time, but I just was so excited about it the first time I tried it! And I’m sure there are still some out there that don’t know this, but should(I wasn’t the last one to know was I?). Yes, you can make no boil lasagna! That is so wonderful, because I always hated, hated,(should I say it again?) boiling lasagna noodles and then having to pull them out to put in the pan, praying that they wouldn’t rip! ( I used a lot of exclamation marks there didn’t I?).

So anyway, this was the first time I’ve used this particular recipe and it tasted soooo good. Even the hubby liked it, and he is picky, picky, picky!  So, without any ado(?)  Here is the best(so far anyway) cheesy, no boil lasagna recipe, with my added meat sauce! Of course I’m sure it is wonderfull without the meat sauce too!

Cheesy Lasagna from The Hillbilly Housewife (Meat sauce by Me)

Makes 12 servings

  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese(4oz)(I used some cheddar instead)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzerella cheese(4oz)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups small curd cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup snipped parsley(I used 1/8 cup dried parsley)
  • 1 tablespoons snipped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 12 uncooked lasagna noodles(just regular ones, nothing special)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Meat Sauce:

  • 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 1lb ground beef

Cook ground beef until brown and add spaghetti sauce. Set aside.

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees

2. Heat margarine in 2-quart saucepan over low heat until melted. Stir in flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly.  Remove from heat; stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute.

3.Stir in Swiss cheese, mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Cook and stir over low heat until cheeses are melted.

4. Mix remaining ingredients except noodles and remaining Parmesan cheese, in separate bowl.

5. Spread 1/4 of the cheese sauce mixture in ungreased rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches; top with 4 uncooked noodles. Spread 1 cup of the cottage cheese mixture over noodles; spread with 1/3 of the meat sauce, spread with 1/4 of the cheese sauce mixture. Repeat with 4 noodles, the remaining cottage cheese mixture, 1/3 of the meat sauce, 1/4 of the cheese sauce mixture, the remaining noodles and top with remaining meat sauce and remaining cheese sauce mixture. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.

5. Bake uncovered until noodles are done, 35-40min. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

There you have it! A cheesy, meaty No Boil Lasagna Recipe that I’m sure you’ll love!

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