Thursday, July 10, 2008

Recipe Thursday: No Ricotta Lasagna

Good Morning Everyone!

Wanted to get this week's recipe posted for you. It is for a lasagna dish that I made last weekend for some friends who were in town visiting us for July 4th. The great thing about the dish was that I made it early in the day and put it in the refrigerator while we were out and about and then just popped into the oven. The other thing I like about it is that it doesn't use Ricotta Cheese (which I personally don't really care for)

Ingredients

12 Lasagna noodles, cooked to package directions (when finished, lay on wax paper to cool and to prevent sticking)
1 lb hamburger meat
1/2 to 3/4lb bulk Italian Sausage
1 onion chopped
2 carrots chopped
1/2 Green bell pepper chopped
2 stalks celery chopped
1 jar pasta sauce
1/2 cup crush tomatoes
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp Tomato Paste
3 gloves garlic, pressed or minced
1 box Frozen Spinach, thawed and drained
Italian Seasoning
s/p
Mozerella Cheese
1 egg beaten

Directions:
Brown meat, drain
Sautee all vegs & garlic until tender
Return meat to pan and season with S/P
Add Pasta Sauce, tomatoes, stir to combine
Add brown sugar
In separate bowl, combine spinach,the beaten egg and approx 1/4 cup Mozerella Cheese
(Note: if you would like to add Ricotta Cheese, do so here with the Spinach)
Spread approx 1/2 cup of meat sauce on the bottom of 13x9 dish
Layer lasagna noodles,
Meat sauce,
Spinach Mixture,
Sprinkle with more Mozerella Cheese
Repeat layers
Bake uncovered 45-50 minutes at 375

Enjoy! I'll be back later with Stamping and a GH update.

1 comment:

Keri said...

I have been wanting some lasagna for a week now, but it's 108 here and there is no way I'm cooking it! Your recipe sounds yummy! and I'm with you on not liking ricotta cheese, so I slice hard boiled eggs and layer them with everything else. sounds ick, but oh soooo good!


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