- Yield: 8
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 60+ minutes
Three Cheese Lasagna with Marinara and Parsley
This is a fast and easy way to make a delicious lasagna with no meat. It uses parsley to give it texture and bite.
We make our own marinara sauce for this recipe. You can find the "Traditional Pasta Sauce" recipe on duckinapot.com or just click on this link "marinara sauce recipe".
You can make just the sauce or add meat from this recipe "Traditional Pasta Sauce With Sausage, Meatballs and Pork" if you are feeding carnivores.
We found using a 3 inch deep pan works well.
This recipe makes enough for a large lasagna pan and will feed 6-8 people. You can adjust the recipe as needed.
Try it, you'll like it. Mangia, mangia
- ricotta cheese - 64 ounces
- fresh mozzarella cheese - 24 ounces
- freshly grated parmesan cheese - 1 cup
- shredded parmesan - 1 cup
- freshly chopped parsley - 2 cups
- marinara sauce - use our recipe or 2 jars of store bought
- lasagna noodles - 1 16oz. packages
- eggs - 2
- salt - 1 teaspoon
- pepper - 1 teaspoon
- olive oil - for cooking
For The Sauce
We make our own marinara sauce for this recipe. You can find the "Traditional Pasta Sauce" recipe on duckinapot.com or just click on this link "marinara sauce recipe"
You can make just the sauce or add meat from this recipe "Traditional Pasta Sauce With Sausage, Meatballs and Pork" if you are feeding carnivores
If you don't have the time, bottled pasta sauce will work just fine. You will need about 32 ounces for the pasta and enough to pour over each serving if you have guests that prefer their lasagna with a lot of sauce
For the Ricotta Filling
Chop two bunches of fresh parsley until you have about 2 cups
In a medium bowl, combine:
- 64 ounces of ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of parsley
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
Mix well and put aside.
For the Pasta
In a large stock pot pot, add water, a swirl of olive oil and salt it like the ocean
Bring to a boil and add the lasagna noodles
After they soften slightly (about 4 minutes), turn off the heat
Do not cook the noodles through
Remove the lasagna noodles from the stock pot
This is the one and only time that you can cool your noodles with water. Don't do it normally because you want to keep the natural starch on noodles to help the sauce from sliding off
Lay each noodle out flat on the counter on clean dish towels or aluminum foil
Prepare the Lasagna
Slice up the 24 ounces of fresh mozzarella
Spread enough sauce to slightly cover the bottom of your lasagna pan
- Cover the sauce with a layer of lasagna noodles. The lasagna noodles should overlap each other slightly
- Spread some of the ricotta mixture over the lasagna noodles
- Layer with mozzarella slices
- Layer with sauce
- Add a sprinkle or shredded Parmesan cheese
Repeat steps 1 through 5 until you get to the top of your lasagna pan
You should end up with three layers if you are using a 3 inch deep lasagna pan
Lastly, sprinkle 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan to top it off
Cover with greased foil
Time To Bake
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Bake 60 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and top is golden
Uncover and bake 10 more minutes
Let stand 10 minutes before serving
serve with garlic bread and a salad with Italian dressing
The Ducks Skip the Meat with this Cheese Lasagna
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