Lasagna Casserole Recipe

We love lasagna at our house. But I rarely buy lasagna noodles to make it because there aren’t as many sales and coupons available for lasagna noodles as there are for spiral and rotini noodles do.

So, a number of years ago, I re-did our regular lasagna recipe substituting spiral/rotini noodles for lasagna noodles and dubbed it “Lasagna Casserole”. It’s become a staple recipe at our home and it’s one of the first things I consider making when I find marked-down cottage cheese at Dillon’s.

Back when we were first married, we just left the meat out of this recipe, since it wasn’t in our budget. We like it better with meat these days, but it’s still hearty as a meatless casserole.

And do you want to know a secret? I never make this recipe exactly the same. It really depends upon what I have on hand.

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  1. says

    another way to do this use i use mac and cheese pkgs. make it like you would normally layer it with mac cheese meat (i use italian style ground turkey) then the sauce then mozzerlla i keep layering until i run out of noodles and top with extra cheese . you can get mac and cheese for under 1.00 the sauce is usually under 1.50 and the mozz varies depending on where you buy it and the ground turkey i watch for it to go on sale and stock up. so it runs about 5.00 to 6.00. i dont like mac and cheese but i love it in this. i also dont like cottage cheese so i dont have to use it in this recipe. barb

  2. Amanda says

    I have been making two lasagnas every few months, one to eat and for leftovers and one to freeze. I was able to get some great deals on lasagna pasta, ricotta and sauce as well as had shredded cheese and 1 lb. portions of hamburger (marked down & I cut up) stocked in my freezer. So, I have been able to make them very affordably. However, lasagna noodles, as mentioned, are not on sale as often as rotinis and spirals (which I have plenty of from previous coupon deals and need to use). Plus, the lasagna noodles are a pain to cook and some always rip for me (I still use the scraps). So, I was excited that this was posted. It looks yummy. I am excited to add this to my recipes.

  3. says

    Too funny! We used to leave the meat out to save money, too! We do prefer having some italian sausage in our lasagna now, so I just sprinkle in about 1/2 pound and freeze the other 1/2 pound for a later lasagna. We still get the meat taste while saving some money. :-)

  4. Trish says

    Just wanted to thank you for the recipe. So tasty and so easy. My two year old assembled the whole thing (with some direction from Daddy). She was so proud of herself. I wanted to share a pic but it doesn’t seem like I can on here. Thanks again!

  5. Amy B says

    Thanks so much for this recipe! i never seem to make Lasagna right ( i know, how hard is it, but really i mess it up!) I was so excited when I saw this recipe and had the stuff on hand to make it! I had just finished baking the lasagna when my nephew came over so of course I made sure to serve him some up also! He told me it tasted better to him than Stoffers! which for me was a huge compliment! Hubby liked it to! no luck with my very picky 4 year old but my 1 year old loved it! I was wondering if I would notice the layering or if it would just look like i mixed it all together with the rotini but I could! I just love this new recipe and will be adding it to our list of Likes! you rock! keep the great recipes coming your saving my family tons of money and feeding us like kings!