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No Boil Noodles Lasagna
Easy Lasagna Recipe
The meat is very important in lasagna. Even when labeled “sweet Italian sausage”, many Italian sausages are too spicy for a lot of people, especially children. Wal-Mart has a sweet Italian sausage that’s perfect. Experiment to find a mild Italian sausage so you can substitute the hamburger for more sausage. It will make a difference.
2 bottles Ragu spaghetti sauce – chunky style is best, any type.
3 Tbsp butter or margarine
1 Tbsp Thyme
1 Tbsp Oregano
1 lb hamburger
3 lbs grated mozzarella cheese
12-16 No Bake lasagna noodles
Heat oven to 375
In a large sauce pot add spaghetti sauce, margarine, thyme and oregano. Bring to a low simmer and cover. Stir occasionally.
Brown together on medium heat the Italian sausage and hamburger. Remove the grease. Add the meat to the sauce. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off heat, then set aside.
Spray 9x13 pan with non-stick spray.
Spread enough sauce on the bottom of the pan to cover.
Then repeat layers of noodles, sauce and cheese until the pan is full. Make cheese the top layer. Set aside 1 cup of cheese.
Bake covered loosely with tin foil for 30 to 45 minutes until done. To test doneness stick a butter knife in the center and quickly pull out. If noodles are soft and the tip of the knife if hot, the lasagna is done.
To finish, remove cover. Then sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 to 10 more minutes, just enough to melt and lightly brown the cheese.
Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve with a salad and garlic bread.