Remember that carrier that I mentioned I received as part of the gift along with my casserole pan? I use that thing all the time when I am taking my lasagna to various dinner events and potlucks. It keeps the dish nice and toasty and safe and secure inside. I know with confidence that my prepared meal is going to arrive just the way I packed it away…delicious! Check out what they are saying about this recipe over at Group Recipes:
“I was just looking for a lasagna recipe for tonight’s dinner and this is the one I’m making.”
Out of all the lasagna recipes that I have tried over the years, this is by far my favorite.
1-1/2 to 2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 large onion, finely chopped
Note: I like to add 1 green bell pepper that has been finely chopped but it’s up to you.
1/2 tsp. oregano
2-1/2 to 3 cups Kraft mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided
2 cups ricotta cheese
1 cup Parmesan/romano cheese, grated and divided
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 jar (700 mL) Ragu spaghetti sauce
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 cups water
12 lasagna noodles, uncooked
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cook meat, onion and oregano in a large skillet on medium heat.
Meanwhile, mix 1-1/4 cups of the mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup of Parmesan or Romano cheese, parsley and egg until well blended and set aside.
Drain meat and return to skillet.
Stir in pasta sauce and minced garlic.
Pour water into empty sauce jar.
Replace lid and shake well.
Add to skillet and stir until well blended.
Spread approximately 1 cup of the meat sauce onto the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
Top with layers of 3 lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the ricotta cheese mixture and 1 cup of the meat sauce.
Repeat layers two more times.
Top with remaining 3 noodles and remaining meat sauce.
Sprinkle with remaining 1-1/4 cups or more of mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan/Romano cheese.
Cover tightly with PAM sprayed foil.
Bake for 1 hour.
Remove foil and continue baking for 15-20 minutes or until heated completely through.
Let stand 15 minutes before cutting to serve.
Substitute 2 pkg. (1 cup each) frozen, thawed simulated ground beef for the browned ground beef.
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Quick Tip: Add water to the sauce and leave the noodles uncooked to save time.
Thanks again to Group Recipes for this tasty and traditional recipe.