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Lasagna without Ricotta Cheese Recipe

Updated on October 16, 2013
No ricotta cheese lasagna
No ricotta cheese lasagna

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Traditional lasagna contains ricotta cheese, but this recipe leaves it out if you have family members like mine that do not like the taste or texture of ricotta. This recipe goes together very easily and bakes for just 30 minutes. Serve with garlic knots or dinner rolls and a tossed salad.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: Serves 4
Mix the browned ground beef with spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, water, and the cheeses.
Mix the browned ground beef with spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, water, and the cheeses.


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 24 oz can of spaghetti sauce, I used Hunt's Garlic & herb
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 small can of sliced mushrooms
  • 9 cooked lasagna noodles
Grease your pan and start with a layer of 3 noodles.
Grease your pan and start with a layer of 3 noodles.
Finish the top with a layer of the meat mixture and sprinkle with 1 cup of shredded mozzarella
Finish the top with a layer of the meat mixture and sprinkle with 1 cup of shredded mozzarella
  1. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet, add in the chopped onion, crushed garlic, and ground black pepper. At the same time, cook your noodles according to the package directions.
  2. Drain the meat and put it back in the skillet. Add the spaghetti sauce, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, sliced mushrooms and a 1/2 cup of water. Turn off the burner and just stir the mixture.
  3. Using a 9 x 13 baking dish, lightly spray the bottom with cooking spray like Pam. Place 3 noodles in the bottom of the pan. Top the noodles with about 1/3 of the meat mixture. Repeat with the other noodles and meat mixture, ending with meat on top. Sprinkle the top with the remaining cup of mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until cheese on top is browned. Let it stand for 10-15 minutes before serving.


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      carol stanley 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      To me as long as there is mozzarella cheese that is what counts. Great recipe. Voted up.


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