Monday, February 24, 2020

Lazy Lasagna

"When the lasagna content in my blood gets low, I get mean." Garfield the Cat

Lasagna used to be one of those dishes I'd only make for company because it was too labor intensive! Browning meat, preparing sauce from scratch, boiling the noodles, only to have them tear--ugh! The whole process was a major pain!

But ever since I discovered the no-boil method, lasagna has become a staple in our home. To make it really super simple and fast,  I use jarred pasta sauce and precooked Italian meatballs that I run through the food processor. I love shortcuts! Enjoy!

Lazy (No Boil) Lasagna

2 26 oz jars pasta sauce
12 oz. lasagna noodles, unboiled
1 12 oz. pack prepared Italian meatballs (chopped through food processor)
15 oz. ricotta cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 egg
8 oz. mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 13 x 9 inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.  In a small bowl, combine ricotta, Parmesan cheese and egg. Set aside.

Spread one cup of sauce evenly over bottom of glass baking dish. Place a layer of noodles on top. Spread half of ricotta cheese mixture over noodles, then over this, sprinkle about 1/4 cup of the mozzarella.
Top with half the chopped meatballs and another cup or more of sauce.

Repeat layers. Cover and bake one hour.  Remove cover, top with remaining mozzarella, then run under broiler until cheese melts.  Makes 8 servings.

Do you have a favorite pasta? Thanks for visiting, and have a great week!


William Kendall said...

I like the regular kind like this, but have recently also tried chicken alfredo lasagna.

Maria McKenzie said...

Chicken Alfredo lasagna sounds absolutely delicious!

Intangible Hearts said...

Sounds pretty good but anything is better than readymade meatballs. So many options. Thanks Garfield! Lol

Maria McKenzie said...

Hi, Eve! A better option is Italian sausage:). I think Garfield would approve;).