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No-Boil Classic Lasagna

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August 9, 2016

This No-Boil Classic Lasagna uses uncooked lasagna noodles for a time-saving iteration of the ultimate comfort food with all the same flavor.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 6-8 Servings


8 oz. (1/2 package) Golden Grain Lasagna, uncooked

15 oz. Ricotta cheese or 2 cups cottage cheese

2 cups Mozzarella cheese, divided

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

2 eggs, lightly beaten

6 1/2 cups (52 ounces) of your favorite pasta sauce

1 lb ground beef or Italian sausage, cooked and drained

1 tsp parsley flakes


1Preheat oven to 350.

2In medium bowl, combine Ricotta cheese, 1 cup of Mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and eggs; mix well.

3In separate bowl, add browned meat to pasta sauce; mix well.

4Spread 1 cup of meat-sauce mixture in 9" x 13" pan.

5Place 1/3 of the uncooked Lasagna noodles over sauce. Spread 1/2 of the cheese mixture over noodles, top with 1/3 of meat-sauce mixture.

6Repeat layering. Top with remaining noodles and meat-sauce mixture.

7Cover with foil. Bake 55 minutes.

8Uncover, sprinkle with reserved Mozzarella cheese and parsley flakes.

9Bake an additional 5 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165-185 degrees. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting and serving.


29 Reviews


August 9, 2022

Haven’t made lasagna in years, but the opportunity arose and I’m making your recipe tonight! My daughter, age 39, requested this favorite childhood dinner! I don’t remember eggs being part of the ingredients, but not a problem! Thank you for keeping this recipe up front and available!


April 22, 2022

This is the recipe my mom made when I was growing up, and it is our family’s favorite for well over 40 years.


January 20, 2020

Love it! This is the first recipe I ever used for lasagna about 20 years ago, and the only one I’ve ever used since! It’s easy to vary the recipe and make it a veggie lasagna with spinach, mushrooms and zucchini, or throw in a few veggies with the sauce, and I always brown the meat with onion and garlic to make it more flavorful. My sister recently called me to ask for “my special lasagna recipe” lol!

Marimer Maldonado-Hilker

August 19, 2019

Thanks for reaching out about this recipe. See recipe below. Hope this is what you were looking for. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 Min Cook Time: 7-8 Min Serves: 10-12

16 oz Golden Grain Large Elbow Macaroni
3 stalks celery, finely chopped
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
2 Tbsp prepared mustard

Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water and place in a large salad bowl.
Stir celery, red onion and pickle relish into pasta.
Stir together mayonnaise and mustard; pour dressing over pasta mixture and stir to combine.
Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for several hours.

If desired, slice 2 or 3 fully-cooked hot dogs crosswise into 1/2-inch slices, or cut 1 cup smoked cocktail-size sausages in half and add to the salad.
If desired, stir in 3/4 cup shredded carrots.
If desired, stir in 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Michele Magni

August 17, 2019

I’ve never gotten a response to my message. I tried to send something under contact us but it won’t let me send it.


February 10, 2019

In response to Carol I have been looking for that same recipe forever. I use to make it all the time actually the first time I made lasagna was the microwave one and have not been able to find it. I remember I had cut it off the box but now I can’t find that.. I have tried pulling it up many ways and can’t find it either. I don’t know if these noodles can use them in the microwave. I thought maybe I was crazy. Glad someone else remembers it too. I loved that it cut down the cooking time too.

Carol Totten

December 31, 2018

I recall using this recipe years ago (directions were right on the Golden Grain pasta box), but I distinctly remember there was a
“microwave twist” which allowed the cook to microwave the prepared recipe for either 15 or 30 minutes, then finishing off in the oven. This method cut down the cooking time quite a bit, and didn’t impair the finished lasagne quality one bit. Did I just imagine there was a way to make this using a microwave shortcut?


April 2, 2017

So much easier than dealing with boiled lasagna noodles! And it guarantees that the lasagna isn’t too watery. I’m making this for dinner (at family request), and throwing some steamed kale in there just because.


January 23, 2017

Can you prepare this lasagne using no boil noodles and bake the next day?

Golden Grain Pasta

January 23, 2017

Hi Lorie, This recipe calls for our regular Golden Grain Lasagna, so there are no special varieties necessary. We’re glad you like the recipe!

Lorie S

January 22, 2017

Do you use special noodles or just layer the regular Golden Grain noodle uncooked? I do like the Golden Grain recipe the best.


January 14, 2017

Great recipe!! I use a half pound of sausage with the ground beef. Excellent!

Golden Grain Pasta

January 4, 2017

Hi Myriam, We update our packaging for a variety of reasons and occasionally change out the recipes to feature something new. We make sure to have the other recipe on our website, so you can always find it here. Thanks!

Myriam Withers

January 2, 2017

This recipe used to be printed right on the lasagna box but it’s not anymore why?


December 25, 2016

Exceptionally good, better than any I’ve ever made. The only thing I did different was to add a 1/2 TBS. of Italian herbs to the pasta sauce.


December 25, 2016

I’ve been making traditional lasagna every Christmas for about 10 years. This year I decided to try this “no boil pasta” recipe with a little apprehension since I didn’t test make it first. I must say it turned out great, better than any recipe I used where I boiled the pasta! My son said it was the best I’d made also. Note, one thing I did was add a 1/2 TBS. of Italian herbs to the pasta sauce. Thank you Golden Grain!


December 24, 2016

Best lasagna recipe. My family loves it. Quick and easy.


December 23, 2016

Can you make this up the day before and let it sit in the refrigerator and bake the next day?

Patty Stone

December 2, 2016

this lasagna is very good; quick and easy, too. one of my family’s favourite’s !!

Golden Grain Pasta

November 29, 2016

Yes Lanae, you’re using the meat-sauce mixture as the first layer in your lasagna.

Lanae Braun

November 27, 2016

I guess the one cup of meat sauce is after the meat has been browned and the sauce mixed in with it?


November 23, 2016

I’ve made this many times and it’s so easy and tasty – I’d recommend this one over any others hands down!

Golden Grain Pasta

November 14, 2016

Patti – You have a great eye, thank you for catching that. The recipe calls for 6 1/2 cups of sauce, or 52 ounces, so that was a typo in our recipe. We’ll get it fixed right away!


November 14, 2016

Just a question, recipe says 5-1/2 cups (52 oz) of sauce. 5-1/2 cups is 44 oz. Which is correct?


October 9, 2016

This is the best recipe for lasagna that I’ve ever had=Quick & Easy!


October 6, 2016

Also been making this for many years for family birthdays and holidays. Best recipe ever!!!!


September 19, 2016

I’ve been making this recipe for years now. Always a hit with family & friends. As noted, let the lasagna sit for 15-20 minutes after removing from the oven. Otherwise it will be too soupy when you cut it. Great & easy recipe!

Rachel Kahle

September 14, 2016

This has become a family classic! We love it!


August 19, 2016

Best lasagna I’ve ever had!!

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