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Easy Vegetarian Lasagna

Updated on September 9, 2014

Delicious And Super Easy "No Boil" Vegetarian Lasagna!

This recipe for vegetarian lasagna is simple to make, and oh, so delicious! It's special enough for a company dinner, yet easy enough for an everyday family meal.

What makes this veggie lasagna recipe so easy to prepare? You don't have to pre-cook the noodles! Just sandwich them between some sauce and they'll cook just fine in the oven. Removing the step of precooking the noodles saves time, effort, (who likes to try to lay slippery noodles flat in a pan?) and clean up too!


My No-Boil Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe

Easy Vegetarian "No Boil" Lasagna Recipe

Note: Illustrated directions for making this lasagna are farther down this page.


Ingredients

2 26 oz jars of spaghetti sauce (you may not need all of it!)

2 zucchini, cut into halves lengthwise, then sliced

1 medium sized red onion, chopped (white or yellow onions are fine)

1 large carrot or 2 small, peeled and sliced

1 bell pepper, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

3 cups of Grated mozzarella cheese

Grated Parmesan cheese

1 box of Lasagna noodles (regular, whole wheat, or oven-ready)

olive oil for sauteing


Directions:

1. Wash, cut and cook the veggies (listed in the section above this one).

Sauté cut onion in a little bit of cooking oil. As it's cooking, peel and cut the carrot, and add it to the onion. Next cut the zucchini and bell pepper and add them to the onions and carrots. Continue sauteing the veggies while you mince the garlic, either with a garlic press or just with a knife. Add the garlic to the other veggies and continue cooking until the onion, zucchini, and carrots are all tender.

2. Grate the cheese.

3. Preheat the oven to 350F and assemble the lasagna.

In a deep 13 inch casserole dish, pour a thin layer of spaghetti sauce. Place a layer of the uncooked lasagna noodles on top of the sauce. No matter what type of store bought lasagna noodles you are using, there is no need to boil them ahead of time! Add another layer of spaghetti sauce on top of the noodles. Then place a layer of the cooked veggies on top of the sauce. Cover with a thick layer of mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on the top of that. Then do another layer of spaghetti sauce, followed by another layer of uncooked noodles, more sauce, etc. When you are on your top layer, use only the Parmesan cheese, omitting the mozzarella. (You'll add mozzarella cheese on the top later.)

The number of complete layers (sauce + noodles + more sauce + veggies + cheese = 1 layer) you will be able to create depends upon the depth of your pan. With one of my pans, I can do 3 layers. With another one, I can only do two layers. If you have a really deep pan, you may be able to fit in four layers! But remember to save room for the mozzarella cheese you'll add near the end of the cooking time!

4. Bake the lasagna.

Bake uncovered for 35 minutes at 350F. Then remove the casserole dish from the oven and add a layer of mozzarella on the top. Return to the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes.

Make several types of lasagna at one time - Without dirtying more than one pan!

3 in 1! What an awesome idea! Does one member of your family prefer regular noodles and the rest prefer whole wheat? Do some like their lasagna vegan, and others prefer theirs with cheese or meat? This pan allows you to put three types of lasagna in the same pan - and keep them all separate!

Try it for homemade loaves of bread.
Try it for cooking three different casseroles.
Try it for reheating three different items in your oven.

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Illustrated Directions for Easy Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe

Wash and cut the veggies. Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise first, then slice. If the zucchini are large, you may want to cut each lengthwise half in half again before you slice.

Cook the veggies, starting with the onion first and adding the other veggies as you get them cut. Covering them with a lid will help them cook faster and retain more nutrients.

Assemble the lasagna in layers. Start with a layer of sauce. Then UNCOOKED noodles. (If your casserole dish isn't wide enough for three rows of noodles but you have room left over after two rows of noodles, just break a noodle into half lengthwise and use that. It doesn't have to be a perfect break.) Sauce. Veggies. Cheese. Repeat (starting with sauce again)!

The last layer should include Parmesan cheese, but no mozzarella.

So it's: Sauce, uncooked noodles, sauce, veggies, cheese, sauce, uncooked noodles, sauce, veggies, etc....remembering NOT to add the Mozzarella on the very top layer yet.

Bake at 350 F for 35 minutes. After 35 minutes, remove the casserole from the oven, add mozzarella cheese to the top, and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes.

It's time to eat!

Cut into squares or rectangles. Serve with bread and salad, and enjoy!

How did you like the lasagna?

4.5 stars from 2 ratings of Easy No Boil Vegetarian Lasagna

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      seleen fouad 3 years ago

      yummy...yummy

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      quicpost 3 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe-sounds and looks delicious! I'll try it one day-going toes add my favorite veggies though.

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      Nithya Venkat aka Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

      Easy to make and delicious recipe!!

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      mommyplus3kids 3 years ago

      HMMMMM! I love pasta. Can wait to try this.

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      cmeverything 4 years ago

      Add a lot more garlic and chilli, then it will be perfect for me :) thanks!

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      amyboosimpson 4 years ago

      Brilliant recipe :)

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      moonlitta 4 years ago

      Love everything lasagna. Why not vegetarian?

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      JeffGilbert 4 years ago

      I've been having vegetarian style lasagna for years and I prefer to regular meat lasagna. it sits better in your stomach afterwards. Great lens!!

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      mattwebber 4 years ago

      Really nice idea with this lens. Thank you.

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      Sounds amazing!

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      mj11769 4 years ago

      nice lens....was looking for an easy recipe for vegetarian lasagna for company coming soon,...think i found it:) thank you....

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      lanielluch 4 years ago

      Hi Janiece, I looove this page. Lasagna is my favorite and I would love to cook a vegetable one for my kids (actually for myself:-) I am also a fledgling squidoo writer and I'm bookmarking your page as my model:-)

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      happymonkeyz 4 years ago

      thanks for sharing. more vegetarian recipes please.

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      john9229 4 years ago

      Nice and delicious food. Yummy!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      This vegetarian lasagna sounds delicious to me, and I'm not even a vegetarian. I will definitely try this recipe, because it also helps save my health and my money! Blessed.

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      irminia 4 years ago

      Thanks for a large collection of veg recepes!

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      MissRubyStars 4 years ago

      Looks delicious! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

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      webgirl256 4 years ago

      wow it looks so good and I love how easy it is to make!

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      ericsdorsey 4 years ago

      Looks delicious. Think I'll see what my wife has planned for dinner tonight.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very useful lens!Thanks

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      TheFreeLife 4 years ago

      WOW WOW WOW! This lens just made my day (could help that it's close to super time). I've been vegetarian for a little over a year now and never lookin back! Congrats on the 20 years!

      p.s. cannot wait to try some of these recipes.

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      BarbaraCasey 4 years ago

      Dropping by again to give a big thank you for the no-boil lasagna recipe. I made it last night and it was wonderful.

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      applejacking 4 years ago

      So tasty and easy veggie recipe. I will try it at home with my mom tomorrow.

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      anne mohanraj 4 years ago

      Delicious looking recipes! I am going to try some of them. them

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      gradientcat 4 years ago

      Great looking recipe, the three slot pan looks interesting too.

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      loveanime22 4 years ago

      great recipe thanks for sharing

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      writerkath 4 years ago

      I am a huge fan of veggie lasagna! I also want to thank you for bringing that 3-part lasagna pan to my attention! What an incredible idea! Another one of those "I with I'D thought of that one!" Great looking meals here.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Your Easy Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe looks and sounds delicious. Great photos.

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      LeonMole 4 years ago

      Very useful lens. I will try some of your recipes.

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      Stjohn2k 4 years ago

      Looks good will have to try this.

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      poutine 4 years ago

      I like the 3 tiers lasagna pan that you featured here and of course the recipe with all the lovely photos.

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      BarbaraCasey 4 years ago

      I've made lasagna the "other way" and it is time-consuming and messy. This looks easy-peasy. Thank you!

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      espressoman lm 4 years ago

      Your recipes look delicious! Can't wait to try them.

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      Myreda Johnson 4 years ago from Ohio USA

      Great lens with nice pictures. Well done!

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      Freestuffer LM 4 years ago

      Wow! I want that! So yummy!

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      Fruitfulvine2 4 years ago

      Oh yes. I love veggie lasagna.

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      xtianfriborg13 4 years ago

      That looks sooooo good! I'd make sure to try it soon!

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      karen-stephens 4 years ago

      I make mine a bit different...but I do love vegetarian lasagna! Thanks for the site. Angel Blessings.. xxoox

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm not a vegetarian, but your lasagna recipe still looks delicious. I'm bookmarking this page so I can find it to try your recipe.

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      samuel2013 4 years ago

      looks good

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      ismeedee 4 years ago

      This made my mouth water and I'm not even hungry! I like your lenses!

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      latishaalford 4 years ago

      Excellent recipes.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing, I just finished eating the No Boil Vegetarian Lasagna! It was delicious! I <3 it!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I will try this recipe. It sounds yummyyyy!

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      radhanathswamifan 4 years ago

      Looks yum

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      JanieceTobey 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks so much for letting me know that, Isabella!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I loooovee lasagna. Your photos make me hungry. They're great! Thanks for sharing.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      Your vegetarian lasagna looks delicious.

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      Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Looks like a 'delish' recipe! I've made spinach lasagna before, but the use of zucchini and carrots looks really good.

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      VicPalombo 4 years ago

      Your recipe is so awesome! I'll try it soon, thank you!

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      VicPalombo 4 years ago

      Your recipe is so awesome! I'll try it soon, thank you!

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      Rosyel Sawali 4 years ago from Manila Philippines

      A great read for World Vegetarian Day! ^_^ Looks yummy!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      Thanks so much for your lasagna recipes and especially showing how the three-part rectangular pan can be used for three types of lasagna. What a neat idea :+)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      awesome pan for creating multiple versions of lasagna at once! might get real messy in the kitchen, though, creating all those recipes at the same time. still, worth a try!

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      djalminha1977 5 years ago

      It looks great. I think i will give it a try next weekend

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      TamarWrites 5 years ago

      My daughter loves vegetarian recipes. Imwill,have to try this one!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I made this lasagna for my family for dinner tonight. My aunty said it was the best lasagna she's ever had! Thank you!

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      Shadrosky 5 years ago

      Looks incredible!

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      Essentially Ind 5 years ago

      hmmmmm delicious tips. My mouth was watering while watching the pictures of this lovely Lasagna...............

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      Avi Wolfson 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Yum!

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      GarminApproachGPS 5 years ago

      Oh dear!! the recipes are so tasty!! I would try one of them today...:D:D:D

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      daniela-lofiego 5 years ago

      Ooooh my gosh! Even more delicious dishes! Thanks for the Garlic Bread recipe as well, will read it right now! :)

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      kevkev227 lm 5 years ago

      Love veggie lasagna...especially with spinach and mushrooms :)

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      Nancy Johnson 5 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      Veggie Lasagna is my fav! I like spinach in mine too. I want to try your recipe since I don't have to precook the noodles. I like that idea.

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      Kae Yo 5 years ago

      I love vegetarian lasagna! Thanks for showing how to make it!

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      Pat Broker 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

      Love the vegetarian lasagna recipe! Your directions and photos are clear and easy to follow.

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      CristianStan 5 years ago

      Love the multiple lasagna pan. That really gives you the ability to have a real variety. I might buy that actually.

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      I am going to share this lens with others! Thanks for a great vegetarian lasagna lens. I will definitely make the vegetarian lasagna for my friends.

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      MrInfopreneur 5 years ago

      Never tried veggy lasangna, but your pics make it lok amazing

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      sunny saib 5 years ago

      such an appetizing lens.. :) thanks

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      DoesP90XWork 5 years ago

      Hi. Great looking lasagna. I haven't tried making it with noodles before, just those flat strips of pasta that you can also use for pasta-bake.

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      Aster56 5 years ago

      Great recipes. Yummy.

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      Jazroockfree 5 years ago

      The lens is very good. Thanks for the information. Success for you

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      besttechgadgets 5 years ago

      everything looks so good! great lens...

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      GioiaMulas LM 5 years ago

      mmmm good

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      eccles1 5 years ago

      Everything looks so good I need to try the veggie lasagna

      thank you

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      WorldVisionary3 5 years ago

      This sounds absolutely fabulous! I literally just made a vegetarian lasagna a couple of days ago and wish I had seen your recipe first! I'll give this a try next time for sure.

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      tomazg 5 years ago

      I love all lasagnas! I have to try vegetarian too!

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      jazziyarbrough 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for sharing this tasty recipe. I love your detailed information and mouth watering pics! Have a blessed evening.

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      natashaely 5 years ago

      I love this recipe, I have to make it gluten and dairy free but it is easy to adapt and looks delicious. A very detailed and well written page :)

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      biggking lm 5 years ago

      so good!

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      vegetablegardenh 5 years ago

      Yum! I gotta try those recipes! Great lens.

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      johnpaul12 5 years ago

      Wow, it's so delicious...

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      estellaeffects lm 5 years ago

      wow, i didn't know it is easy to make these.. i will try them. Once i get these ingredients in India.

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      kpp2385 5 years ago

      great recipe, especially for vegetarians like me, please keep it coming

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      NTxWriter 5 years ago

      Recently, my husband and I started eating mostly vegetarian. I lost 9 lbs and my husband's cholesterol dropped an amazing 40 points! Your recipe looks delicious! I'm always looking for new ones to try.

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      CameronPoe 5 years ago

      I eat meat, but these look delicious.

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      BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

      Looks delicious!

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      aksem 5 years ago

      Tasty article! Thank you for pleasure!

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      kmyangel 5 years ago

      very yummmyyyy :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Lots of great ideas for me here. Thanks

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      faber80 5 years ago

      That's what I call a delicious lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Such a delicious looking lens.

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      rachelscott 5 years ago

      I like your awesome lens.

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      Tasty lens! Great job.

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      Alex_Mathews 5 years ago

      I am a vegetarian, and I make my veggie lasagna very similar to yours, only I have been cooking the noodles. I am eager to try not cooking the noodles before hand. Thanks for the great lens!!

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      apranics 5 years ago

      i love your lense it looks very nice and feel so yummy even thought i am not vegetarian, but want to taste and try. Thank you for pubshing this out to the world. Wonderful blessings. Apranics-

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      Diana Grant 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Some nice-sounding ideas here - and I just love the pan for baking 3 different types of the same meal - I onlhy wish I had that when my own family were young, and it was nothing to produce 3 different meals, to suit all tastes.

      Here are some angel blessings

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      kerilovesadeal 5 years ago

      It looks soooo good! I like that you don't have to boil the noodles separate. That's often what holds me back from making lasagna. It looks like it would freeze well too. Thanks for sharing! :)

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens -I love the pan you found for cooking 3 at one time. Pinned and angel blessed.