This easy homemade lasagna is made meat (ground beef) with fresh lasagna noodles, fresh spinach, mushrooms and Parmesan cheese. It's and easy oven ready/no boil lasagna recipe that's make-ahead, freezes well and is perfect for feeding a crowd or taking along to a potluck!
Keyword beef lasagna, homemade, lasagna
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Total Time 1hour5minutes
Author Adapted from: "Lasagne" Pg. 212 A Guide to Good Cooking - Five Roses cookbook
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9X13 lasagna baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Brown ground beef and onion in large pot. Add water, oregano, mushrooms, tomato sauce and tomato paste and garlic and simmer for 15 minutes
In a separate bowl, (washed and dried) spinach with parmesan cheese and cottage cheese.
Pour ½ the meat sauce in bottom of pan and spread evenly. And cover with a layer of ½ the noodles (until all covered). Spread all the cottage cheese mixture over the noodles; then cover with the remaining noodles. Top with remaining meat sauce.
Cover with aluminum foil creating a tight seal *** This is important or the noodles with not cook properly otherwise!! Bake in prepared oven for 35-45 minutes or until noodles are soft enough to easily put a fork through.
Remove aluminum foil and add grated cheese. Return to oven (uncovered) for 15 minutes. Then turn up oven to broil (500 degrees maximum) for 1-3 minutes until bubbly and lightly browned (keeping a close eye so it does not burn) Serve hot!
Cover with "Glad Press n' Seal", as this is the best way to get a tight seal. Then put into x-tra large ziplock bag. (if you want to keep it in your lasagna pan. If you plan to reheat in the pan (in the microwave), be sure to use a glass pan!You can also cut it into pieces (once cooled) and freeze in a sealed tupperware container
Note: I use Kraft 100% shredded Parmesan cheese. It's more economical than buying 'fresh' and still tastes amazing!📖 VariationsIf you want to lighten up this recipe, use light/reduced fat cottage cheese, extra lean ground beef and light parmesan cheese!My Amazon Recommendations (affiliate links)
📋 Easy Homemade Lasagna (no boil recipe)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Vitamin A 1255IU25%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.