Don’t fall for the pre cooked lasagna noodles anymore! Because uncooked noodles work JUST as well! Plus that gives it a +5 on the easy factor, and who doesn’t like that!? Also, it’s an easy way to get rid of any cheese bits you have left over. Just throw them all in and it will turn out scrumptious! This got 8 thumbs up in my family.
Angie’s Almost Pay Day Lasagna
Yield – 8 servings
Preparation Time – 15 minutes
Cooking Time – 60 minutes
- 9 uncooked lasagna noodles
- 8 oz Ricotta Cheese
- 1 jar spaghetti sauce
- 1 cup shredded cheddar, slices of mozzarella, Parmesan? Throw it in! Any kind of cheese will do.
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- Make this your own. If you have cooked hamburger, add it. Mushrooms? add them. Peppers or spinach, etc. etc.
- Pour some of the spaghetti sauce along the bottom of a 9×13 pan
- Add 3 lasagna noodles and top with 4oz ricotta cheese and whatever other cheese you have. add some sauce.
- Add 3 more lasagna noodles, top with 4oz ricotta cheese and any other cheese you have. (I do recommend mozzarella somewhere in there.) again, add some sauce.
- Add your final 3 lasagna noodles, finish off the bottle of spaghetti sauce, & top with any remaining cheeses you have. (I really do like shredded cheddar)
- Add 1/2 cup water to the sides of the dish to make sure most of the noodles are covered.
- Bake covered, in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes. Uncover, and top with remaining half cup of mozzarella cheese. Bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and let stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
Oh I like the sound of this one. I will have to try this one (even if its not almost payday)
Thanks for sharing.
I’ve always made lasagna this way…one exception, I substitute cottage cheese for the ricotta, since it’s typically less expensive. If you or your kids don’t like the texture of cottage cheese, run it through the blender first.
Judy Bradley says
Sounds yummy! I don’t always have lasagna noodles on hand, so I may try some other form of pasta, when it is “almost payday”!!
This is the recipe I have used for years, except for the cottage cheese mixed with parmesean and has oregano and parsley flakes instead of ricotta cheese. Everyone loves it!
I already planned simple lasagna for Sunday night dinner and here it is posted just at the perfect time! Thanks!
You can make it the exact same way except put in the crockpot and cook on low for about 4 hrs. Can’t get any simpler and tastes like it just came out of the oven! Perfect for Sunday afternoon lunches…just turn it on before you go to church in the morning and lunch is ready when you return!