No-Bake Lasagna

Microwaves as a cooking tool have been shunned by chefs and home cooks alike but with this recipe, Chef Roblé Ali makes an exception! The microwave cooks the no-bake noodles evenly in just 10 minutes. Finish with fresh basil for a flavor boost and add red pepper flakes to the sauce for extra heat.

Recipe courtesy of Tasty.

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½ cup Ricotta cheese
¼ cup Spinach (chopped)
2 tbsp Parsley (chopped)
2 tbsp Grated Parmesan (divided)
½ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Pepper
¼ cup Marinara sauce
4 No-boil lasagna noodles (broken in half)
½ cup Mozzarella
½ tsp Red pepper flakes
Fresh basil (to taste)

In a small bowl, mix the ricotta, spinach, parsley, one tablespoon of 2. Parmesan, salt and pepper until combined.

In the glass container, spread a layer of marinara sauce and the red pepper flakes.

Top the marinara sauce with the lasagna noodles and cover the noodles with a layer of the ricotta mixture. Add fresh basil throughout, to taste.

Top the ricotta with another layer of tomato sauce and a layer of mozzarella.

Continue with another layer of noodles and repeat. Cover the top layer of lasagna noodles with more tomato sauce and a layer of mozzarella and Parmesan.

Place the lid on the glass container, without locking it closed. Microwave for 7 minutes or until the cheese is melted through.

Remove from the microwave carefully, the container will be hot! Allow to cool and refrigerate, or enjoy immediately.