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February 5, 2013

Easy Delicious Lasagna

I made this at Christmas time for my daughter and son in law. They loved it.
So did I!
Here goes:
1  15 oz. container ricotta cheese
1  8 oz. container soft onion and chive cream cheese
1/4 C. chopped fresh basil
1/2 t. garlic salt
1/2 t. pepper
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 C. shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1  3 oz. package shredded Parmesan cheese, divided ( I used at least an 8 oz. bag or larger I can't remember but, 3 oz. is just not enough for my liking)
2  26oz. bottles tomato basil pasta sauce, divided
1 package lasagna pasta
2 lbs. ground sirloin, cooked and seasoned to taste with salt and pepper and garlic salt.
Cook Lasagna Pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
( I cook the lasagna pasta about 1/2 the time the package calls for. This makes the pasta easier to handle. It will continue cooking when baking in the oven after all mixed together with the Lasagna.)
Stir together first 6 ingredients until blended. Stir in 1/2 C. mozzarella cheese and 1/2 C. Parmesan cheese, set aside.
Spread 1 C. pasta sauce in a lightly greased 13 X 9 inch baking dish.
Take pasta strips and arrange over pasta sauce. To cover dish. It is o.k. if they over lap a bit.
Top with meat.
Spoon 3 C. pasta sauce over meat, and sprinkle with 3/4 C. mozzarella cheese. Arrange another layer of pasta over mozzarella. Spread ricotta cheese mixture over pasta, top with remaining pasta sauce.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.  Bake 10 more minutes.
Let stand 15 minutes before serving
Makes about 8 servings.
Hope you love it!

1 comment:

The Wife O Riley said...

Have you ever used the no-boil lasagna noodles? I love them!!!

This recipe looks FANTASTIC! Can't wait to try.