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Easy Lasagna

October 9, 2011

We recently had dinner at a friend's house and she made a great homemade lasagna. Both Hunter and Ryder loved it too. It is never easy to find a dinner all of us can enjoy together, so we decided to find a good recipe for easy lasagna. We found this recipe on Food.com. We already had a box of lasagna noodles and some of the other ingredients, so we ran to Target for the few missing items. They were out of fresh parsley, so we substituted dried parsley. It came out really well and Hunter even had a second helping!

The recipe can also be found on this page below the photos.

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Most of the ingredients.
The iPad works great for keeping the recipe handy!
Meat and sauce
Ground beef and spaghetti sauce.
cheese mixture
Cheese mixture with egg and parsley.
cheese mixture
Blended cheese mixture.
Layering the lasagna
Layering the lasagna with meat sauce, cheese mixture and noodles.
cheese mixture
Almost finished.
cheese mixture
Topped off with remaining meat sauce and sprinkled cheeses.
Layering the lasagna
Baked for 45 minutes covered with foil.
cheese mixture
Baked another 15 minutes without foil, and ready to cool and eat!

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 26 ounces spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 lasagna noodles, uncooked
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat.
  3. Mix 1 1/4 cups mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, parsley and egg until well blended. Set aside.
  4. Drain meat and return to skillet.
  5. Stir in spaghetti sauce.
  6. Pour water into empty sauce jar, cover and shake well. Add to skillet. Stir until well blended.
  7. Spread 1 cup meat sauce onto bottom of 13x9 baking dish.
  8. Top with layer of 3 uncooked lasagna noodles.
  9. Spread 1/3 ricotta cheese mixture and 1 cup meat sauce over noodles.
  10. Repeat layers 2 more times.
  11. Top with remaining 3 noodles and remaining meat sauce.
  12. Sprinkle with remaining 1 1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  13. Cover tightly with greased foil.
  14. Bake 45 minutes.
  15. Remove foil and bake another 15 minutes or until heated through.
  16. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting to serve.

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