Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Tasty Tuesday
Ok, we love lasagna in our house, who doesn’t?  Now, I do not make typical lasagna. Years ago I started making a short cut and fast home-made lasagna for two reasons. The first because I am not a huge fan of ricotta cheese, and the second is because typical lasagnas took WAY too long to make. And, I might add, my small children where picky eaters at the time. J
Here is my Home-Made Lasagna, Hope you like it!
Your favorite spaghetti sauce or here is mine
Ragu onion and garlic sauce
2 tsp basil
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tsp onion powder
2 bay leave
¼ cup diced onion
½ clove minced garlic

1 bag Colby/Jack cheese
1 bag mozzarella cheese
Parm cheese
1 pound hamburger meat
Lasagna noodles


            Boil water and cook lasagna noodles. Brown hamburger meat with onion and garlic. Season with pepper. Add Spaghetti sauce and next 5 ingredients. Bring to boil and simmer on low for 10 minutes, then remove bay leave.

            Layer in casserole dish-(spray bottom of dish and place a thin layer of sauce on bottom of pan and then start to layer). Noodles, parm cheese, sauce, Colby/Jack cheese, mozzarella cheese. Do this for at least two layers, maybe three.

            Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or till cheese is melted and bubbling on top.

I use a 13X9 casserole dish and usually only do two layers….If you want to do a third layer, the meat will stretch, but you might need to pick up one more bag of mozzarella cheese, and make enough noodles for all your layers.  We always have salad and bread with this….
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