February 23, 2012

Easy-er Lasagna

This is an easier version of lasagna but still kinda takes time.
You will need:
A pound of ground beef or mild Italian sausage
A box of no bake lasagna noodles
2 packages of 1/3 less fat cream cheese softened
2cups mozzarella cheese
2 cups Italian blend cheese
2 jars of your fav red sauce
2 eggs
13x9 pan

You will need to brown and season to taste your meat of choice and drain it. Preheat your oven to 375 & spray your baking dish with non stick spray. Then beat the eggs and add the cream cheese. I use a hand mixer or my kitchen aid for this part. Then add 1 cup of mozzarella and half cup Italian blend & mix. Then put some of your sauce in the bottom of your 13x9. Place 4 no boil noodles on top a little overlapping each other. Then spread a little of the mix on the noodles. Add half the meat and a little sauce. Put more noodles on top that with some of the mix and some sauce in this layer. The next layer will be noodles, the rest of the meat and mixture plus sauce and some mozzarella cheese. The last layer will be noodles, rest of sauce and rest of Italian cheese. Cover with foil, place on baking sheet to protect against boiling over and bake for one hour. Serve with a green veggie or salad and garlic bread and voilá! Dinner! The part that's easier for me is the no boil noodles! I sometimes add peppers and other veggies to change it up and sneak in extra veggies ;)

Ps this *basic recipe is on the back of the box for the noodles but withy own twist, for example I used beef and sausage and cream cheese instead of ricotta.

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