((Recipe right off the noodle box, but no one ever believes me))
I made some last weekend for my daddy's birthday & thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share this recipe with you. It's easy & feeds a CROWD!
- Large Bag Mozzarella Cheese
- One Box NO BOIL Lasagna Noodles (I like Ronzoni's)
- 16oz Container Ricotta Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese (use your fave)
- Two Eggs
- Two Jars Pasta Sauce
- One pound Beef
- One Pound Sausage
First thing, brown your beef & sausage together.
I use my Pampered Chef Mix & Chop for this. If you don't have one, stop right now & put it on your Christmas list! I LOVE mine & use it all the time!
While your meat is cooking, combine your ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese & eggs.
I don't save plastic containers usually, so my ricotta container makes a great spot to put trash while I'm cooking (makes me feel productive).
I found these AWESOME foil pans at Sam's Club last year. You can buy them at your local grocery store, one for $2.50 maybe. I got THIRTY for $3.99 at Sam's & I USE THEM ALL THE TIME!
This recipe makes TWO regular size lasagnas OR one heaping, bursting (some people like it thick) 9x13 lasagna. I like to make two...one for my family & one to either freeze or give to a neighbor that I love (mwah). ;)
First you need to SPRAY your pan with cooking spray, then apply a very thin layer of spaghetti sauce on the bottom. You need a lot of sauce for these no boil noodles, plus it just makes a better dish with more sauce (in my opinion).
Toward the end of cooking my meat, I add approximately 2-3 cloves of garlic, a teaspoon of salt & a teaspoon (or more) of fresh ground pepper. I'm pretty generous with my pepper, it really gives that sausage some kick.
I use a lot of the Pioneer Woman recipes & she is a huge fan of GARLIC. I buy this big daddy at Sam's Club & I USE it!
Once your meat is cooked, you are ready to LAYER!
Layering is quick & easy if you let your meat cool for a few minutes, then combine your mixed cheeses with your meat.
First you do a layer of no boil noodles.
Then add a layer of meat/egg & cheeses.
Then add a layer of spaghetti sauce (this will use up the remainder of the first jar).
Then add a nice layer of mozzarella cheese (not pictured above, I'm a horrible multi-tasker).
AND, repeat layering.
When you're done cover with aluminum foil & bake for one hour at 350 degrees.
Serve with bread & a nice big salad.
There ya go, simple isn't it?
It feeds 8-10 people & is absolutely wonderful, you won't be disappointed. :)
I'm up with the rooster this morning, going to try to get some gifts wrapped before my day takes off.
We've had a major development in the Sneaky E Dyslexia Saga, I'll be updating his adventures soon. Thank you all for praying for this child, we have felt them and appreciate them so much
I will be back to share my Christmas Open House (finally) and a fun way to organize your Christmas cards (oh, how I love Christmas cards).
Happy Thursday, Friends!