Our Favorite Lasagna

Dishes to wash: Uses a skillet, a mixing bowl and a 9×13 pan.
4 out of 4 people in our house like it. (Note Miss Picky in the background of the pic sneaking a bite before the prayer)

I think it’s even better reheated. Yay leftovers.

I know you are jealous of our fine styrofoam and plastic table settings. 😂

Ingredients

  • 1ish pound of ground beef
  • 1 jar of spaghetti sauce or marinara
  • 2 teaspoons onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 12 oz shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Oven Ready lasagna noodles.* You just lay them in there all hard and they get soft in the oven like magic. **If you are low-carbing I found some lasagna noodles made from the heart of palm that were decent and worth a try
These are the low-carb option. I soaked them in water to get some of the salt out before using. Also I doubled the recipe and made a low carb one for me and a regular noodle one for everyone else.

Procedure

  1. Brown ground beef
  2. Add all the onion flakes, all the garlic powder, and 1/2 Tablespoon of the Italian seasoning to the ground beef
  3. Add the whole jar of spaghetti sauce to the ground beef and turn it down and let it simmer
  4. In a mixing bowl, mix egg, ricotta cheese, 10 oz (aka most of) the Mozzarella Cheese (keep back 2oz or like 3/4 cup, or….like three handfulls 😉 ) and the rest of the Italian Seasoning (1.5 Tablespoons)
  5. Oil a 9×13 pan
  6. Layer the meat sauce, then a layer of noodles, then a layer of the cheese mixture. Keep it up till you are out of ingredients or your pan is full. FINISH with a meat sauce layer.
  7. Put the pan on a cookie sheet to prevent any oven spillage. Bake 45 minutes at 350. Put your remaining cheese on top and put back in oven to melt.
  8. Take out and let cool 15-20 minutes before serving.

1st layer – meat sauce. Ignore my “saucy” skillet in the background.
2nd layer, lasagna noodles. Lay em in here straight out of the box. It’s magic.
Cheese layer. Carry on layering till you run out of ingredients or room in your pan.
Finish with a top layer of meat sauce. Bake at 350 for 45 Minutes.
After its baked, skatter the rest of the shredded cheese on top and let it melt. Don’t spill any cheese in the oven. Ask me how I know. 🤷‍♀️ Take it out and let it sit for like 15-20 minutes to cool a little. Hate to melt those disposable plates.

Published by jessicaorlena

Mama to two wild girls, wife to a quiet farmer. Saved by grace, set free by love. The most traditional free-spirit you'll ever meet.

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