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Monday, May 23, 2011

Almost Lasagna

This recipe sounded good, so I figured I'd repost it here so I'll never forget it. :)

http://family.go.com/food/pkg-family-approved-recipes/recipe-786707-almost-lasagna-t/



Ingredients
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni, cooked (or other similarly shaped pasta-like small shells)
  • 1 pound Ground turkey (or beef, chicken, sausage or tofu crumbles)
  • 1 jar Pasta Sauce (26 ounces)
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pound Ricotta cheese
  • 2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 cup Veggies (diced zucchini, matchstick carrots, etc.)
  • salt and pepper
Directions
  • Brown meat and drain well, if necessary.
  • While meat is cooking, stir together eggs, ricotta, grated Parmesan and salt and pepper.
  • Mix cooked meat, macaroni, sauce and veggies. Add ricotta mixture and blend well.
  • Coat a 9-by-13 baking pan with cooking spray or olive oil and spread half of macaroni mixture evenly over the bottom. Top with a cup of mozzarella and a healthy sprinkle of grated Parmesan. Add the remaining macaroni mixture and top with another cup of mozzarella and another sprinkle of Parmesan. Cover with foil.
  • Coat a 9-by-13 baking pan with cooking spray or olive oil and spread half of macaroni mixture evenly over the bottom. Top with a cup of mozzarella and a healthy sprinkle of grated Parmesan. Add the remaining macaroni mixture and top with another cup of mozzarella and another sprinkle of Parmesan. Cover with foil.
  • Heat your oven to 350 degrees F and bake the casserole for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 10 to 20 minutes until the cheese on top is lightly browned and bubbly.