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Easy, Delicious Meat and Vegetarian Lasagna Recipes

Updated on August 14, 2016
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Susan has been sharing recipes online since 2006. She specializes in simple, delicious, family-friendly recipes that everyone loves.

Delicious lasagna with meat sauce. The recipe is simple, but the results are amazing!
Delicious lasagna with meat sauce. The recipe is simple, but the results are amazing! | Source

In the mood for some delicious homemade lasagna? We have an easy lasagna with meat sauce and an awesome vegetable lasagna for you to try. Both are indescribably delicious, despite being easy recipes to prepare. We've even found a shortcut for preparing lasagna noodles that won't heat up your kitchen with big, boiling pots of water.

Lasagna is a dish that can be prepared in advance then put in the oven later. Or, go ahead and bake it then save or freeze the leftovers to reheat another time. Around my house, we believe lasagna tastes even better the second time around, so cooking what amounts to two meals (or more) at the same time is a smart move and a great time saver. In fact, planning leftovers by making two pans at the same time and heating the oven just once is smart cooking!

I love simple recipes and these definitely qualify. You may need to invest a little bit of time up front, but it's time well-spent when you consider the delicious results. Don't let the long recipes discourage you. Putting together a pan of lasagna is fun and very fulfilling when your family or guests start oohing and aahing the delicious results.

Hungry yet? Let's get on with it. We'll start with the vegetable lasagna recipe (since my husband has decided that's his favorite) then move on to the meat sauce plus more creative lasagna ideas. Read on!

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A bite of delicious vegetable lasagna.
A bite of delicious vegetable lasagna.

Delicious Vegetable Lasagna

This is my version of the vegetarian lasagnain the video below. Instead of homemade tomato sauce, I use a can of my favorite spaghetti sauce. I've also never made lasagna with chili peppers, but you can add those if you like.

A note about the spinach: My husband says he can't taste the spinach in this and, frankly, I can barely taste it either, though it adds to the overall wonderful flavor. This could be a really good way to sneak some iron and good nutrition into someone who wouldn't eat it otherwise.

Ingredients

  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • Olive oil
  • 1 can or jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 1 large eggplant
  • Several handfuls (about half a bag) fresh baby spinach
  • 3 cups shredded cheese, mozzarella and cheddar mix
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare noodles. Here is a shortcut to the way you might be used to: Let noodles soak in a 9x13 pan of hot water as you gather the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Pour a teaspoon or two of olive oil into a 9x13 baking pan. I use a glass cake pan. If you have one, use a nice, deep lasagne pan. Use your fingers or a paper towel to grease the bottom and sides of the pan (fingers work best).
  4. Spread a small amount of spaghetti sauce (I use it right out of the can) over the bottom of the pan.
  5. Starting with three noodles, begin layering. Add eggplant slices, salt and pepper, spaghetti sauce, and cheese.
  6. Add the second layer: noodles, sauce, plenty of spinach, salt and pepper, and cheese.
  7. Third layer: noodles, the rest of the eggplant, more spinach, salt and pepper, and cheese.
  8. Final layer: noodles, the rest of the sauce, and the rest of the cheese.
  9. Cover pan loosely with aluminum foil. To keep foil from sticking to the cheese, spread a teaspoon or so of olive oil on the bottom of the foil.
  10. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10-15 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and let rest for 15-20 minutes.

Lasagna with Eggplant and Spinach

Luscious layers of veggie lasagna.
Luscious layers of veggie lasagna. | Source

Looking for Some Creative Ideas?

Looking for a variety of meat and veggie lasagna recipes? Or something a little different? Here's a book with simple recipes made from easy-to-find ingredients and food your family eats on a regular basis. You'll also find a few surprises thrown in just for fun.

How about these examples: creamy chicken, eggplant ground beef, crab and shrimp, Mexican lasagna with flour tortillas, black bean lasagna, as well as classic beef lasagna, chicken alfredo lasagna, and more.

You'll find a total of 20 simple lasagna recipes, several sure to please, no matter what your family's tastes, and all very simple to prepare with recipes that are easy to follow and understand. Read it free with Kindle Unlimited (details on the book page).

Preparing Lasagna Noodles Without Boiling

Using a 9 x 13-inch pan, simply count out the number of noodles you'll need (usually 9 or 12, depending on the width and depth of your pan) and layer them (dry) in the pan. Then pour over hot water (not boiling—hot tap water is fine) to cover. Let the noodles soften in the water while you're gathering and preparing the other ingredients. They'll be perfect when you're ready to layer them in the lasagna pan.

How to Make Vegetable Lasagna

Including homemade tomato sauce! Now, if you want to try it with store-bought tomato sauce that's perfectly fine, or use the sauce recipe from Chef Ali Hassan from the video.

Below, you can watch Hassan construct his lasagne. He starts in the usual way, with a bit of olive oil on the bottom of the pan and a bit of sauce. Then he lays down lasagna noodles, sauce, eggplant, cheese (a mixture of grated mozzarella and strong cheddar), and chiles. The next layer uses noodles, sauce, raw spinach leaves, cheese, and the ubiquitous chiles. For the third layer, Hassan uses half eggplant slices, half spinach then tops it all off with noodles, sauce, and cheese. It's an excellent recipe if, like me, you love eggplant and spinach.

Delicious Lasagna with Meat Sauce

This is the way I learned to make meat lasagna years ago. I use ricotta cheese, but many people substitute cottage cheese. It's up to you.

Ingredients

  • 9-12 lasagna noodles, depending upon the size of your pan
  • 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. Italian sausage, sweet or spicy
  • 1 can or jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce, or make your own
  • 16 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2-3 tablespoons parsley flakes
  • Olive oil
  • 2-3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Use the shortcut method to soften the noodles.
  3. In a dutch oven, brown the beef and sausage. Drain excess fat. Stir in the spaghetti sauce and allow to simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Combine ricotta and Parmesan cheese, along with eggs and parsley. Stir well.
  5. Pour a teaspoon or two of olive oil into a 9x13 baking pan. Use your fingers or a paper towel to coat the bottom and sides of the pan.
  6. Spread about 1/2 cup of the meat sauce over the bottom of the pan.
  7. To begin layering, lay three or four noodles on top of the sauce. Don't worry if there's a little space between. Spread half of the cheese mixture. Top with about 1/3 of the sauce and 1/3 of the mozzarella. Repeat: noodles, cheese, sauce, mozzarella. Then one more time using the rest of the ingredients.
  8. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil. To keep the foil from sticking to the cheese, spread olive oil on the foil.
  9. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until hot and bubbly. Remove the foil for the last 10 minutes of cooking time.
  10. Remove from oven and let rest for 15 minutes.

Classic Lasagna Recipe

This is almost exactly the recipe I use, and it's approved by Garfield the cat!

Molte grazie for stopping by!

We appreciate your visit and hope you found a lasagna recipe that your family will love, or a cookbook full of them that you'll enjoy!

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      Susan Deppner 13 months ago from Arkansas USA

      I love the idea of using the eggplant in place of the noodles! I'd love to know how your idea turns out. I'm sure it will be fabulous! Thanks so much for commenting!

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      vespawoolf 13 months ago from Peru, South America

      My husband is on a low carb diet so I'd probably make a combination of these two lasagnas. I could substitute the eggplant for the noodles and add meat, tomato sauce and cheese. I've added it to my menu for next week. Your photos make my mouth water! I also think it's a great idea to make ahead and freeze leftovers. Thank you!

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      Susan Deppner 14 months ago from Arkansas USA

      Candy, just last night when we were enjoying my latest batch of lasagna I commented to my husband on how good the noodles were, cooked just right with the perfect amount of chewiness and flavor. I really do believe the shortcut method makes for a better lasagna. I'd love to know how yours turn out when you try this easy method.

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      Candy 14 months ago

      I like the shortcut for softening the noodles. I'm going to try that next time I make lasagna.

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      Susan Deppner 16 months ago from Arkansas USA

      Sounds good! Lasagna is a great way to celebrate just about any occasion. Hope you enjoy a wonderful dinner with your family!

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      Patricia Scott 16 months ago from sunny Florida

      O yest, I have commented on this but just came back to say I am making one of these tonight for my family who has just returned from a trip to the northeast.

      Thank you for taking the work out of this for me...you had me at 'easy'.

      Hoping all is good with....

      Angels are on the way to you today ps

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      Susan Deppner 21 months ago from Arkansas USA

      I hope the method works as well for you as it does for me, MayberryHomemaker. Seriously, it's a life-changer when it comes to making lasagna. I'll never boil again! :) Thanks so much for commenting!

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      Thelma Raker Coffone 21 months ago from Blue Ridge Mountains, USA

      Great tip on preparing lasagne noodles without cooking. Never heard that before. Gonna give it a try!

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      Susan Deppner 22 months ago from Arkansas USA

      Zucchini with the spinach sounds good, Favored. We love it around here, too. Hope you made some extra for you and your husband! Thanks for stopping by. Always good to see you!

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      Fay Favored 22 months ago from USA

      I just made Lasagna yesterday for a friend who was going to have tests in the hospital. Her favorite is spinach, but I never thought of using eggplant. Lorelei suggested zucchini and I think my husband would like that one.

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Appreciate the angels - and your visit! Breakfast is a good time to start thinking about tonight's lasagna. You'll be good and hungry when the time comes. Enjoy!

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      It really is extra-easy, Rebecca. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Isn't that a great trick, Barb? I fix lasagna much more often since I learned it. Enjoy your next batch!

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Yes please...I have not had breakfast yet but this sounds like a great breakfast to me :D Lasagna made using your recipe will no doubt be a lovely experience.

      Looking forward to giving a try!!

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Both of these look so good. I am going to start with the meatless lasagna because it just sounds so easy. Thanks!

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 2 years ago from Templeton, CA

      You make me hungry for lasagna again. I love that trick for cooking the noodles without boiling and draining them.

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Oh, I know, Dolores. The messed up noodles happened to me all the time, too, when I used the boiling water method. The pasta in the pan with hot water approach is so much simpler, quicker, and it's cooler, too. Glad you learned a helpful tip! Thank you so much for commenting - much appreciated!

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      Dolores Monet 2 years ago from East Coast, United States

      The layering of the pasta in a pan instead of boiling sounds great. I need to try this. When I boil lasagna noodles, so many wind up messed up.

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Thank you for the stars, Rachel. (Odd about the 4.9, but I'll take what I can get!) I think your granddaughter would like the veggie lasagna and, best of all, so would just about anyone. I agree with you about going meatless occasionally. This is a nice recipe to add a little variety to the menu. Thanks again for stopping by. Many blessings in return!

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Susan, I have been making lasagna from decades, ever since my mother taught me when I was still single. Your recipes are really good. I have a granddaughter who is a vegetarian and I would like to make that one for her. I think it's good for us meat eaters to go without meat every once in a while too. Thanks for sharing. I voted up and gave this 4.9 starts. It would let me give it 5.

      Blessings to you.

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Ecogranny, I make lasagna much more often now just because of that noodles tip. SO much faster and easier! I hope the method works well for you and you enjoy next week's batch of lasagna!

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      Kathryn Grace 2 years ago from San Francisco

      Your tip to soak the noodles in hot water rather than boiling them is inspired!

      Lasagne is one of those things I'd rather order at a good bistro than bake myself because of boiling, draining and handling those noodles. I just hate that part! But we love spinach lasagne and I have a package of noodles in my cupboard right now, so I'm putting it on next week's menu.

      Thanks for the tip.

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      HubPages is a treasure chest, indeed! Thanks so much for your visit and your vote!

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      Stephen J Parkin 2 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      Like Brite Ideas I had never considered adding Spinach to Lasagna before. Surprising what we learn by visiting a few Hubs! Voted up and scored as I saw fit.

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Load on the spinach, Barbara, it's delicious in lasagna! Nice thing about these recipes is that you can improvise and add more of what you really love. And what wonderful nutrients you'll be feeding your family! I appreciate the visit, the comment, and the pin!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Susan, I must try this - spinach is one of my faves and believe it or not, I hadn't every considered using it in a lasagne - pinned for later of course!

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I think zucchini would work, Lorelei. And it sounds delicious! I'd love to hear about the results when you try it.

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      It really is, Ann. I've made myself hungry working on this page today. So happy you stopped by!

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      Lorelei Cohen 2 years ago from Canada

      After seeing your vegetarian lasagna recipe I am wondering if zucchini would work in there. It sure looks like it might. I am going to have to give that a try.

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      annmackiemiller 2 years ago from Bingley Yorkshire England

      oh wow that veggie lasagna looks just toooo good

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I hope you try one or both recipes, Charito1962. I fixed the veggie lasagna last week and the meat version a couple of weeks before that. We never get tired of lasagna!

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 2 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I love pasta, Ms. Susan! And these lasagna recipes make my mouth water!

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Thanks, Nancy. It's good to have alternatives, especially when there's no eggplant to be found (as is the case this weekend).

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 2 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Too bad HP doesn't see fit to make printable recipes, however I managed to highlight and print these out, because I wanted them badly enough to do that. Both these recipes are perfect for our family, as there are times we want meat and times we do not. Thanks so much Susan, I know we'll enjoy them.

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      Tami Rogers 2 years ago from Seattle, Washington

      Happy to! I am following you now for all things food! :)

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Mushroom lasagna sounds really delicious, Tamirogers! Thanks for sharing your source for the recipe. I appreciate your stopping by!

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      Tami Rogers 2 years ago from Seattle, Washington

      These look delicious!! I make a mushroom lasagna from the cookbook "Plenty" that is out of this world! Thanks for more ideas!

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Good luck listening to your stomach growl, poetryman6969! :) Hope you get a chance to try the recipes. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      More meat and more cheese please! Really look scrumptious. Making me hungry and I still have 2 hours before lunch!

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      More meat and more cheese please! Really look scrumptious. Making me hungry and I still have 2 hours before lunch!

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I hadn't really thought about that, Ashima Tan, since we love eggplant around here. I'm sure you could use zucchini or another kind of squash. The beauty of recipes like this is being able to substitute ingredients and just use the basic method. Hope you come up with a good combination of vegetables that you love!

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      AshimaTan 2 years ago

      Sounds quite easy, will definitely try them soon…

      Was wondering if there could an alternative to eggplant in the vegetarian version.. What do you suggest?

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Thank you, Sir Took! I hope you'll try one of these recipes and let me know how you like it.

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      Alfred Miller 2 years ago from Rowland NC/United States

      I must try this recipe I love lasagna and this looks very tasty !

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Hope you enjoy your lasagna, Peachpurple!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      wow, it really look so good to eat, i must try!

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      You're welcome, Carb Diva, and thanks for stopping by! A nice pan of lasagna actually sounds really good right now. Guess I'm going to have to put it on the menu in the next few days. Hope you can give it a try, too!

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      Linda Lum 2 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Both of these look and sound amazing. I love all kinds of pasta, but lasagna is my absolute favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Thanks! I love that shortcut, too, almost as much as the finished product. :)

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      savateuse 2 years ago

      Looks like a very tasty treat! I like your noodle shortcut too.

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      Cheryl Paton 2 years ago from West Virginia

      You're very welcome Susan. The sweetness of the carrots goes very well with the tomato sauce.

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      That tip will save you so much time, CherylsArt! Thanks for the idea of adding carrots and onions. Sounds very tasty!

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      Cheryl Paton 2 years ago from West Virginia

      I've added carrots and onions to my vegetarian lasagna. I'll have to give the spinach a go sometime. Thanks so much for the tip on softening the noodles without boiling!

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Enjoy the recipes, sheilamarie78. Thanks for stopping by!

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      sheilamarie78 2 years ago

      Both of these recipes sound wonderful! I'll be making lasagna soon!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Glad you learned something new and helpful, ladyguitarpicker! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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      stella vadakin 3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      I love your short cut about the noodles this will save a lot of time and will keep my kitchen from getting to hot. You would think us Italian ladies would know this fact. Thanks.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I love that idea, ShariBerry! Sounds delicious and even more special for company. Thanks so much for sharing!

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      Sharon Berry 3 years ago from Michigan

      I love anything with pasta. Thank you for sharing these recipes. My latest lasagna recipe I made you rolled the cooked noodles up jelly roll style with the cheese and meat sauce spread over the noodle with more sauce poured on top and then baked. It turned out great and you had your own little lasagna roll. Think I'll try it with spinach on the cheese next time.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Sylvestermouse, if your daughter likes eggplant and spinach, she should enjoy this recipe. I'd love to know what she thinks.

      @TreasuresBrenda, my carnivore actually loves the vegetable version. I especially like it because it's so quick and easy to assemble without pre-cooking anything (one less pan to wash!). Hope you try it!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      I am really, really glad you shared this recipe! My vegan daughter loves lasagna, but I make mine with meat. I have tried several variations for my recipe, but none have quite hit home for her. I will definitely try making your recipe the next time. (crossing my fingers now! lol)

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      I'm sure I'd like it...my carnivores might be disappointed, LOL.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Teaches12345, glad you stopped by. Our weather is cooler now, perfect for heating up the house a bit with lasagna in the oven. I'm inspired, too! :) Thanks!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I have a box of lasagna just waiting to be used in one of your recipes. I do love the meat version over the veggie but I enjoy both. You have inspired me to make some soon.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I have a particular frozen lasagna that I like, but it doesn't compare to homemade, it really doesn't. And you're right, it doesn't take all that long to make it yourself. Definitely worth the time and effort, we think. Thanks for your comment, Tony. Let me know if you try one of my recipes!

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      Tony Payne 3 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I do love lasagna, but we generally buy pre-made ones from the grocery store. It's not too hard to make your own though, and home made food does taste so much better.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Enjoy, @DeborahDian!

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      Deborah Carr 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      These recipes look delicious. I will have to try one of them.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Facleu: Thanks, Facleu!

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      Facundo 3 years ago

      well it looks! I loved

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @parker-king: Dig in! :)

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      parker-king 3 years ago

      yami I'm Hungry .

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @maddie619: It was! :) Thanks for stopping by, maddie619!

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      maddie619 3 years ago

      This looks delicious!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @sara0129: You're welcome! That's my personal favorite tip.

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      Shamim Rajabali 3 years ago from Texas

      Your tip on preping the noodles without boiling will save time. Thanks.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Elyn MacInnis: Another good thing about lasagna is that you can vary it depending on your preferences. Thanks for the input and your kind comment!

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      Elyn MacInnis 3 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I like spinach so much. So I would rather have spinach lasagna with no tomato. For some reason, tomatoes are not my favorites. So for me - just plain spinach lasagna. These are great recipes, and you have some good tips too. Thank you!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Heidi Vincent: You're welcome! I love making lasagna now that I don't have to boil the big pot of water. Enjoy your veggie version!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      Vegetables since I'm a pesca-ovo vegetarian! Thanks for sharing that new trick about not having to boil the lasagna. That makes it very manageable now :)

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @diline: Sounds delicious! You'll have to consider trying the veggie version. It's really good, too. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      diline 3 years ago

      I take a generic spaghetti sauce and add my ground beef and own spices to the mix. leave my sauce a bit runny, and use lots of cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, and cottage cheese instead of ricotta). I do not par cook my noodles, but just layer them as is. Family and friends say they love it.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @monika64: I'm so glad you found these recipes! I'd suggest watching the videos so you'll feel as confident as possible going into the project. You're on your way to finding a new food love - have fun!

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      monika64 3 years ago

      Believe it or not i have never tried lasagna before but I was thinking of making them any time soon, I will try your recipe :)

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @therealstig86: Mmm, sounds good! I'm planning to make it again today. Can't wait!

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      therealstig86 3 years ago

      Lasagne is the best Italian meal. I had some today at Frankie and Benny's restaurant in the UK.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @smine27: I appreciate that, smine27! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I love this quick and easy method of preparing my favorite Italian dish.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Susan Zutautas: The combination of ground beef and Italian sausage is what gives that recipe so much flavor. It takes a little longer to prepare than the veggie recipe, but it's well worth taking the time. Enjoy!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Ibidii: Her recipe sounds wonderful! Let me know when you publish the recipe - I'd love to see it and probably make it!

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      Ibidii 3 years ago

      Nom Nom! How interesting that National Lasagna Day is near my late husband's birthday, I will tell the kids and have my daughter make us her recipe. She makes a pesto Lasagna with lots of cheese and spinach. It has a great cream base sauce. Very different. She does not precook her noodles. It comes out really good, lots of garlic as well. I will put up the recipe soon. When she feels good and takes lots of photos for the lens, then I do a story! Great recipes!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I've not made homemade lasagna in so long but I have to try your meat sauce one.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @favored: My husband loves the eggplant version, in fact we both do. It's absolutely delicious. Hope you enjoy it and hope your husband enjoys the meat version!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Merrci: Thanks, Merrci! Lasagna for breakfast sounds like perfect fuel for the day- I say go for it! And yes, the noodles tip works beautifully and with so much less muss and fuss. Glad you stopped by!

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Both recipes look and sound so good. I'm wondering if it would be appropriate for breakfast this morning. Yum! Must fix some soon. Love your tip for doing the noodles in a pan to soften!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      These recipes can cover both our tastes (hubby's meat - mine veggie). Haven't thought about eggplant in it.

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      @SusanDeppner: I definitely plan to make it, Susan, and will let you know when I do!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Ruthi: I'm ready to make another pan of it, that's for sure. I hope you do try it - and love it!

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      Oh, I do love lasagna and have not made it in ages, now I just may have to plan to do that for Lasagna Day! I think I will try Susan's eggplant and spinach lasagna recipe!