No Cook Freezer Lasagna

Before baby came I wanted to make sure we had enough meals prepped and in our freezer that we could just throw in the oven or crock pot to make our lives easier. This was and is one of my favorites. It was delicious and we had a good amount of leftovers from it. Grab some frozen garlic bread and you got a yummy dinner! My only tip is make sure to move the pan into the fridge the night before you intend to cook it so it thaws. We ended up cooking ours for almost 3 hours to get it hot all the way through the first time we cooked one!

The original recipe is from thefamilyfreezer.com. Here is a link:

No Cook Lasagna with Spinach

Yields: Two pans of lasagna (9×13″ each)

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 30 oz container of ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded parmesan cheese
  • 16 oz mozzarella cheese, freshly shredded and divided in half (about 4 cups total)
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 45 oz jar of pasta sauce
  • 2.5 oz fresh baby spinach, chopped (about 3 cups)
  • Two boxes of “oven ready” lasagna noodles with no boiling required (I used 24 noodles, about 1.5 boxes)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, create cheese filling by combining eggs, ricotta, parmesan, half of the mozzarella cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  2. Spread a thin layer of pasta sauce at the bottom of each pan.
  3. Layer lasagna noodles, cheese filling, fresh spinach, and pasta sauce until you have four layers of noodles in each pan.
  4. Top the fourth layers with remaining pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese. (Make sure to cover the entire noodles with sauce so they don’t get crunchy when baked.)

To Cook Immediately

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Cover lasagna with foil and bake for 40 minutes, or until center is hot.  Remove foil and bake for additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese on top is melted.

To Freeze

Cover each pan with layers of plastic wrap and foil, and freeze for up to three months.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Remove plastic wrap and replace foil.  Bake frozen lasagna 60 minutes or until center is hot.  Remove foil and bake for additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese on top is melted.

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