Clever Cook: Just about everyone loves lasagna, but few would argue that its prep—boiling, draining and handling the hot slippery noodle—is a walk in the park. The beauty of this lasagna is that it lets you skip all those steps. When you assemble the dish a day ahead, the uncooked noodles have time to absorb the liquid and become tender. Voilà! Tasty lasagna without the hassle.
Instead of Italian sausage, try making this lasagna with ground beef instead.
For added flavor, use provolone cheese instead of the mozzarella.