FAQ About Lasagna

one year ago | gizem

How do I make lasagna without ricotta cheese?

If you prefer to make lasagna without ricotta cheese, there are alternative options you can explore. Here's a recipe for making lasagna without ricotta cheese:


  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound (450g) ground beef or Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 cups (480ml) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups (200g) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup (50g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves (optional, for garnish)


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Cook the lasagna noodles according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook the ground beef or Italian sausage over medium heat until browned. Add chopped onion and minced garlic, and cook until the onion is translucent.
  • Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Simmer the sauce for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • To assemble the lasagna, spread a thin layer of the meat sauce on the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Place three lasagna noodles on top of the sauce.
  • Sprinkle a portion of shredded mozzarella cheese over the noodles, followed by a layer of meat sauce.
  • Repeat the layers of noodles, mozzarella cheese, and meat sauce two more times.
  • For the final layer, place three lasagna noodles on top, cover them with the remaining meat sauce, and sprinkle with mozzarella and grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  • Let the lasagna cool for a few minutes before slicing.
  • Garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired, before serving.