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Easy No Boil Lasagna Recipe

| March 14, 2014 | 17 Comments

At this time of year, I am just itching for spring and warmer temperatures. Somehow though, winter is lingering on and I am not quite in the mood for lighter spring fare just yet. Growing up, my parents didn’t cook a lot of the foods that my friends were eating at home. One thing that I am pretty sure they never made was lasagna. I absolutely love lasagna and it was one of the very first dishes I made on my own after moving out. I can still remember asking a co-worker for the recipe, and it was so easy to make and it turned out so well…20 years later I am still using the same little recipe card each time I make it. It is a staple in my house, especially in these cooler temps…

Photo credit: jules / stonesoup / Foter / CC BY

Photo credit: jules / stonesoup / Foter / CC BY

Easy No Boil Lasagna


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 28oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 pkg of lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 10oz can of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp oil (for the cheese mixture)
  • 6 oz mozzarella


  1. Saute onion and garlic in oil.
  2. Add meat and brown, then drain.
  3. Stir in tomato sauce, mushrooms and liquid, water and oregano.
  4. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat.
  5. Combine cottage cheese, parmesan, egg, oil and salt.
  6. Spoon 1/3 sauce into 9x13 dish.
  7. Cover with 1/3 lasagna noodles.
  8. Spread another 1/3 of sauce over and cover with another 1/3 of lasagna noodles.
  9. Spread cheese mixture over and cover with remaining noodles, then sauce.
  10. Top with mozzarella.
  11. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
  12. Uncover and bake for another 15 minutes.
  13. Note - If needed, can be made without egg.
  14. If not using mushrooms, add just the liquid.


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I am an active mother of two fabulous kids that make me smile every day. I love to cook old favourites and try out new recipes and never let my kids’ nut and egg allergy get in the way! I am forever dragging my husband all over town to try out the latest and greatest new spots to eat but for the most part I think he’s a willing participant. I would call myself a Foodie but then you would think I was pretentious, so I won't go there. I am an avid reader, pretty much anything I can get my hands on, anytime I can squeeze it in. (Yes that was me you saw reading while I was running on the treadmill at the gym). I love to write and share all my great finds whenever I can! Let’s eat! Author's website.

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  1. Lynda Cook says:

    I love making lasagna, it’s one of my favourites and I only use oven ready noodles even when I make it in the slow cooker, the only time I buy the noodles to boil is when I do the lasagna roll ups….anyways whatever you use it’s lasagna mmmmm

  2. DebH says:

    I love lasagna; need to try your no boil recipe.

  3. cheryl says:

    I have never made lasagna as it sounds so intimidating! Not your recipe though, I think I could make this one

  4. Rick F says:

    I never boil my lasagna noodles any more. You just have to make sure that you use a bit more liquid for the noodles to absorb. I also make my lasagna in the slow cooker.

  5. kristen visser says:

    oh wow this looks delicious!! i never make my own and always buy it frozen but im DEFINITELY gonna try this recipe out!

  6. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    If it’s easy, I love it…especially lasagna.

  7. Heidi C. says:

    I prefer my lasagna noodles to not be boiled ahead of time so this recipe is perfect!

  8. Thanks, will have to try this as I often overboil the noodles while busy doing the other stuff

  9. amy lovell says:

    yum! LAsagna is my absolute fave! Thanks def gonna try this one!

  10. kathy downey says:

    I love making lasagna but your recipe seems to e much easier,thanks

  11. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I love lasagne and if it’s this easy to make then I guess I should have a go 🙂 You do use simple normal lasagne leaves I presume.

  12. Aimee Robison says:

    This sounds delicious, I am going to have to try it. Thank you for the great easy recipe.

  13. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    yum sounds good.

  14. Treen Goodwin says:

    looks and sounds delish , thanks for sharing the recipe , i love lasagna , i will def be trying yours out !

  15. kathy downey says:

    Fall is here,i will be making this in the next few days,looks delicious

  16. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I love lasagna, it’s one of my favorite meals and you’ve got a great recipe.

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