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How to Freeze No-Boil Lasagna

By Melynda Sorrels
Now you can enjoy lasagna any day of the week without the hours in the kitchen.

Though lasagna is a favorite dinner dish for many, most people don’t have time at the end of a busy day to prepare it. To simplify the task a little, you can purchase no-boil noodles commercially, with numerous brands to choose from, taking at least one step out of the prep process. If the remaining steps still don’t fit into your schedule, making the lasagna in advance and freezing it can be advantageous for the busy family.

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Cook the lasagna.

Remove the lasagna from the oven and set it aside to set for five to 10 minutes.

Place the lasagna into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour to reduce the temperature.

Package the lasagna for freezing in the manner that will be most convenient later on. If you will reheat the entire lasagna at once, transfer it into an aluminum foil lined baking dish and cover it tightly with another layer of aluminum foil. The lasagna can also be cut into servings and stored in rigid airtight containers.

Mark the current date on the packaging with a marker or by attaching a homemade label.

Place the lasagna into the freezer in a level space, making sure not to set anything on top of the foil-wrapped dish before the lasagna solidifies.

Things You Will Need

  • Aluminum foil
  • Freezer-safe dish
  • Rigid airtight containers
  • Marker or homemade label

Tip

Store the lasagna in the freezer for up to three months.

Thaw and heat the lasagna to serving temperature by placing it into an oven preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes or until a thermometer reading reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Uncooked no-boil lasagna will not freeze well.

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