Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Simply Lasagna

Sorry for the lack of photo- but take my word that it not only looked good, but was easy and delicious. This is from the Kraft Food and Family magazine.

Simply Lasagna

1lb ground beef
2 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
15 oz ricotta cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese- divided
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsely
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 jar (26 oz) spaghetti sauce
1 cup water- I used a bit more (almost a full jar, and it wasn't runny)
12 lasagna noodles, uncooked

Brown meat in large skillet, drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and water. Stir until well blended. In separate bowl, combine 1 1/4 cups of mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan, the ricotta cheeese, the parsely and egg. Mix until well blended. Set aside. Spread 1 cup of meat sauce unto bottom of 13 X 9 dish, top with a layer of 3 uncooked lasagna noodles. Spread 1/3 of the ricotta cheese mixture and 1 cup of meat sauce over noodles. Repeat layers two more times. Top with remaining 3 noodles and remaining meat sauce. Sprikle with remaining 1 1/4 cups mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese. Cover tightly with greased foil. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking 15 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting to serve.