Easy Freezer Lasagna Recipe – Make Ahead And Freeze For Later

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Lasagna Freezer Recipe

I love making easy freezer meals ahead of time and always having a freezer stocked with homemade, ready to eat food. Lasagna is one of the easiest and tastiest freezer meal recipes around. I’ve adapted my Italian sausage lasagna recipe to be very freezer friendly with minimal prep involved! Now you can make your own freezer lasagna recipe instead of buying preservative laden meals at the grocery store.

Homemade Freezer Lasagna Recipe

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Yields 8

Easy Freezer Lasagna Recipe

Easy lasagna recipe that can be made ahead and frozen to be cooked later.

30 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

1 hr, 15 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1# ground Italian sausage (or lean ground beef)
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 (14 1/2 oz) can diced petite tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 12-16 lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large saute pan cook sausage, onion and garlic over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink.
  2. Drain grease and return to pan.
  3. Stir in 2 Tbsp of the parsley, the basil, sugar, tomatoes, and tomato sauce.
  4. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  5. Mix together cottage cheese, 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, the oregano and remaining 1 Tbsp of parsley in a medium bowl.
  6. In a 9x13 pan (or 2 8x8 pans), spread 1/2 of the sausage mixture on the bottom. Cover the sausage mixture with the uncooked noodles (they will cook later during normal cooking and don't need to be boiled ahead).
  7. Spread half the cottage cheese mixture over the noodles.
  8. Sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  9. Add a layer of uncooked noodles
  10. Top with remaining sausage mixture
  11. Top with a layer of uncooked noodles
  12. Cover with remaining ricotta cheese mixture
  13. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese.
  14. Then freeze: Cover with a layer of plastic wrap pushed down against the cheese. Then wrap in a layer of foil, label and freeze.
  15. To cook: Thaw in fridge overnight and bake covered at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes, uncover and bake an additional 15-20 minutes until hot and bubbly. If cooking from frozen add an additional 35-45 minutes until hot and bubbly.
Cuisine: Italian | Recipe Type: Entree
6.8
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SOLO #UpForAnything

Then make sure you have SOLO Squared plates and cups on hand or grab my favorite SOLO Peel & Scratch cups and then you’ll be ready for anything! You can whip out the lasagna and bake it and serve it on your SOLO plates and cleanup will be a breeze!

Not Every Cup is a SOLO cup you know! Only SOLO is Squared and includes Clear cups, Ultra cups – in different colors, & ‘It’s My Solo’ Cups – you can simply peel the label, make your mark by scratching your name, and let the fun begin! SOLO is more than just cups though and also offers Paper, Heavy Duty and Premium Strength products. So grab your favorites and keep them on hand this holiday season!

SOLO Chalkboard Cup

My husband and I are pretty much up for anything so when my family stopped by the other night I popped one of my frozen lasagnas in the oven and broke out the SOLO cups and plates and we had an impromptu get together. It was a blast!

Chalkboard SOLO Cup

I thought the peel & scratch cups were pretty cool. They look like a chalkboard and you use your nail to scratch in your name. I love not getting my cup mixed up with anyone else’s cup too! I’m a bit of a germ-o-phobe.

SOLO Cup Squared

The kids were happy to have fun cups with a special drink in them too.

SOLO Cup Square

Carson said “What IS this?!” because we let him try some root beer. He thought the fizz was funny!

Lasagna Freezer Recipe

It doesn’t have to take a lot of planning to throw a party! With the holidays upon us, it’s that time of year when unexpected guests stop over. Be ready for them with my freezer lasagna recipe and some SOLO cups and plates. It’s all you need!

Check out these SOLO® Up for Anything videos, SOLO’s Pinterest page and SOLO’s Facebook page for more inspiration!

Are you up for anything? Do you find yourself entertaining more often this time of year?

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Comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Whenever I make a lasagna or ziti, I always make extra and freeze it, too! Great idea.

  2. I need a good freezer lasagna recipe! Pinned this.

  3. Lisa Bristol says:

    I love recipes i can make and freeze for later. I find the holidays a busy time for dinner guests.

  4. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I love making lasagna too! It is one of them meals that does freeze perfectly!

  5. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This looks like a delicious recipe. I love to double up recipes so i can freeze half for a different night.

  6. This is exactly the kind of recipe I love. Easy and delicious. Thanks!

  7. Yep. This is definitely me. Easy to put together, easy to store, easy to cook. Love it!

  8. I do not have a good lasagna recipe, so this looks like a great recipe to try. Freeze ahead is what I love! It makes life so much easier!

  9. This is exactly what I needed! I’ve got three kids, a dental practice, and a blog. O_O

  10. I actually entertain more in the summer… more chance to hang out outside with everyone.

  11. My daughter has had a real taste for lasagna. I always love using solo cups because they are sturdy, disposable, and recyclable!!

  12. Oh this is just great. When I make a lasagna I always make two. One for now and one for freezing 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  13. Jennifer Williams says:

    I am going to have to give this a try. I am working on making foods to stock up our freezer now that we finally have it up and running again – this is perfect for my boys.

  14. Freezer meals are so great to have on hand. Being able to whip out a great meal when you have unexpected guests is wonderful. Those cups are pretty neat and perfect for a get together!

  15. I definitely entertain more this time of year with family and friends. I love hosting parties and cooking.

  16. I love that you use cottage cheese. That’s how my mom always made it!

  17. Having something ready in the freezer is such a lifesaver! Especially at this time of the year!

  18. I love lasagna with a passion, it’s one of my all-time favorites!

  19. I would love to make this. As a working mom, I am always on the run, and this seems like it would be so easy to make and freeze.

  20. I love freezer meals like this, and lasagna is so good!!! Some nights I hate cooking and it is nice to have meals I can toss in oven!

  21. I love this, I have a hard time with freezer pasta meals, but will give this one a whirl and see how it turns out. Lasagna is my favorite dish for dinner for sure! Love the photos of your family, such happiness!

  22. Great recipe! Lasagna is definitely a no-fail family recipe, & perfect for entertaining!

  23. Julie Wood says:

    I love easy meals and making this ahead of time and freezing and having ready is a great time saver for those nights that I do not have anything to make! Thanks for an awesome recipe!

  24. I love the chalkboard idea on the solo – how clever! Nothing more annoying at a party than trying to figure out which glass is yours! Ive been experimenting with lasagne recipes, and the italian sausage adds a big layer of flavor into it, definitely essential. If you don’t want to buy it, you can easily add your own seasonings to meat.

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