Tuesday, October 11, 2011

31 Days in the Kitchen--Day 11

Lasagna--Garfield Style

Garfield the Cat's favorite meal is lasagna, you know!

This recipe is similar to the one on the American Beauty box of lasagna noodles.

1 pounds ground beef

1 box lasagna noodles ~ cooked

1 jar spaghetti sauce

1 small carton of ricotta cheese

3 cups mozzarella cheese ~ divided (1 1/2 cup and 1 1/2 cup)

1 egg

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 Tbsp chopped parsley

  • Heat oven to 350°F. In a large skillet, brown beef. Add spaghetti sauce and simmer for 10 minutes. Cook pasta according to box and lay flat on foil to cool. In large bowl, add ricotta cheese, egg, 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, pepper.

  • Layers in 9 x 13 x 2 inch pan:

  • 1/3 cup meat sauce, 4 pieces lasagna, 1/3 of cheese mix. Repeat twice. For third repeat use remaining meat sauce and lasagna.

  • Top with 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.

  • Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes until hot and bubbly. Remove foil and bake additional 10 minutes or until lightly brown.

  • Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

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