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  •  Lasagna is easy: (3+ / 0-)
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    ThatPoshGirl, Chaoslillith, jacey

    you don't have to cook the noodles, just lay them down in a baking dish - a 9x12 oblong casserole works well.  

    You start with:

    1 pound of lasagna noodles, not cooked
    1 pound of ground beef or shredded chicken
    4 cups of marinara sauce
    2 pounds of shredded cheeses

    Pour on a layer of marinara sauce (spaghetti sauce works, too),

    put down one layer of noodles,

    pour on more sauce,

    layer on some browned ground beef or shredded chicken,

    then a layer of shredded cheese (I use a blend of cheddar, mozzarella, asiago, provolone, and romano),

    then put down another row of uncooked lasgana noodles, more sauce, more meat, more cheese -

    repeat until you're ay the top of the baking dish, and finish off with the cheese layer. I usually get 3 layers of each.

    Cover it with foil if the casserole doesn't have a lid.

    Put it in the pre-heated oven at 375ºF and bake for half an hour.

    Remove the lid/foil and bake another 15 - 20 minutes.

    This should give you 6 servings of lasagna - it freezes well, so you can eat one serving, freeze 4 and have the last serving for lunch or tomorrow's dinner.

    If you'd rather use ricotta cheese (I hate ricotta cheese), use 1 1/2 pounds of that instead of the mixed shredded cheese.  You can add spinach to it, cooked vegetables, and use a creamy cheese sauce or bechamel sauce instead of the tomato sauce. Lasagna is a very forgiving dish to make.

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    by Noddy on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 01:48:35 PM PST

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    •  I personally hate the cream sauces, (0+ / 0-)

      but that's just my taste.

      I did learn a long time ago that adding extra liquid if you don't want to use the no-boil noodles and cooking for a bit longer will do nicely - but I can't remember how much extra liquid.

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      by loggersbrat on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 04:27:55 PM PST

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