From-The-Freezer Meaty Lasagna
Lasagna is so time-consuming to assemble that most people don't mind the tired flavor and softened texture that characterize even homemade frozen lasagnas. We wanted the convenience of Stouffer's but the taste of homemade.
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted a lasagna recipe that would deliver a rich and meaty weeknight meal that we didn’t need to defrost before putting in the oven. To achieve this, we used no-boil noodles, which are precooked and dehydrated before packaging, so they freeze well and bake up tender but never mushy. And to ensure our meaty lasagna recipe held up to the punishing effects of the freezer, we bulked up the flavors by replacing some of the ground beef with ground pork and increasing the amount of crushed red pepper flakes and fresh basil.