Weeknight Lazy Lasagna
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
This is a great recipe. I did make some changes. I used 10 to 12 ounces of lean ground beef which I cooked and then added a 24 ounce jar of pasta sauce (I use Classico tomato basil). I also used bowtie pasta because I had that on hand. I think the lasagna noodles would probably work better. I didn't have a problem with the noodles sticking together when I added them to the cheese mixture immediately after draining but maybe the bowtie don't stick together like the lasagna noodles do. I am single so I have leftovers and have found it tastes better the 2nd or 3rd night. I freeze 3 servings in individual containers and they turn out great (thaw overnight in the fridge and then put in the microwave).
This sounds like a really great recipe, and easy to do, which is what I am all about these days. That being said, even when I made lasagna the old way, I never boiled my noodles. What's more, is you can use regular lasagna noodles... You don't have to buy the special ones. The only thing is when you layer any lasagna, just make sure that the noodles are covered with plenty of sauce! The cheese layer on top just kind of seals the whole thing in. I think that the layers stick together much easier too. It is always worked for me and my kids had me making it for them for years and years! Be well, everyone!
This was a great lasagna. My boys just loved that they could break up the noodles. I don’t like to make any changes when I first make a new recipes but my boys will not eat ricotta cheese. So in place I used cottage cheese. It came out great and will make again just the same. Also I did read about the noodles sticking together so in the boiling water I added some olive oil just before I added the noodles. It worked very well.
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this was by far one of my favorite variations of lasagna. It was so easy to put together.
The taste is great because, well, it’s lasagna. The issue I have is that it’s still a bit fussy—the noodles stick together when mixing with the cheeses. I had to keep reaching into the bowl to separate them, which was messy. I think the only way to make lasagna easier is to use no bake noodles. I’ll try it again and update if I have an easier time next time. I used non-meat sauce to make it vegetarian.
The taste is great because, well, it’s lasagna. The issue for me is that it’s almost as much work as regular lasagna. By draining the noodles well (as instructed), they stuck together when mixing with the cheese, so I had to keep reaching in the bowl to pull them apart. And there is still plenty of layering to do. I think the only way to make lasagna less fussy is to use no-boil noodles.I used non-meat sauce to make it vegetarian.