Hearty lasagna recipe with a ground beef meat sauce and three cheeses layered with uncooked lasagna noodles to save some work.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
1 hr 18 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 58 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Combine ricotta cheese, 2 tablespoons water, parsley, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a small bowl; set aside.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and onion; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, Italian seasoning, and salt. Cook 7 minutes or until beef is crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 1 minute more or until fragrant. Drain.

  • Add remaining water, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, vinegar, and red pepper flakes to the skillet. Reduce heat and simmer meat sauce 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Assemble lasagna by spreading about 1 cup meat sauce over bottom of the baking dish. Place 3 dry noodles over sauce. Top with 2 cups meat sauce, half of the ricotta mixture, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, and 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, ending with a layer of noodles. Top with remaining meat sauce and remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

  • Spray underside of aluminum foil with cooking spray; cover dish tightly with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes more or until cheese melts and sauce is bubbly. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

350 calories; protein 27.6g; carbohydrates 25.1g; fat 15.6g; cholesterol 69.7mg; sodium 953.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2017
This is now our favorite lasagna recipe and we're gone through quite a few. Great flavor while being described as "light" by my son. Delicious! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2016
I found this lasagna a bit on the dry side and in need of more seasonings. It needed more ricotta more sauce maybe some basil a bit of sugar (to reduce the acidity of the tomatoes) and definitely more salt. I think it would also be more flavorful if Italian sausage was added in with the ground beef. I'm sorry but I will not be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2016
I found this lasagna a bit on the dry side and in need of more seasonings. It needed more ricotta more sauce maybe some basil a bit of sugar (to reduce the acidity of the tomatoes) and definitely more salt. I think it would also be more flavorful if Italian sausage was added in with the ground beef. I'm sorry but I will not be making this again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2016
This was an easy and delicious lasagna! Loved that it uses uncooked lasagna noodles:) I used some colby jack cheese for the topping as well. And I sneakily layered some sauteed kale over the tomato mixture. It was delicious! Love the red pepper flakes too! Thanks Hunts! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2017
This is now our favorite lasagna recipe and we're gone through quite a few. Great flavor while being described as "light" by my son. Delicious! Read More
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