Thursday, April 24, 2008

Simple Lasagna

I was on someone's blog and they were asking for simple recipes. Here is what I posted. It's fast and simple and if you love lasagna you will love it.

Simply Lasagna
1 lb ground beef1 egg, beaten
2 1/2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1-15oz container Ricotta Cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup chopped Parsley
1 -26oz jar spaghetti sauce
1 cup water
12 lasagna noodles, uncooked

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Brown meat in large skillet on medium - high heat. Meanwhile, mix egg, 1 - 1/4 cups of mozzarella cheese, the ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese and the parsley until well blended; set aside.

2. Drain meat; return to skillet. Stir in spaghetti sauce. Add water to the empty sauce jar; cover with lid and shake well. Add to the meat mixture; stir until well blended. Spreakd 1 cup of the sauce onto the bottom of a 13 x 9 - inch baking dish; top with layers of 3 lasagna noodles, one-third of the ricotta cheese mixture and 1 cup of the sauce. Repeat leayers twice. Top with remaining 3 noodles and the remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 - 1/4 cups of mozzarella cheese and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Cover with greased foil.

3. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil; bake an additional 15 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting to serve

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