Monday, February 27, 2012

Quick and healthy lasagna

Life has been totally crazy. I am sorry I haven't posted lately. As you know we are building a house and trying to get everything together for the big move.

Here is our house so far! Yea it has begun!

So in this crazyiness of packing and preparing to rent our condo. I have found quick meals to be very helpful. I found this reciepe a few months ago. I found it on the back of the Ronzoni Healthy Harvest lasagna noodle box. The best part is it has a lot of healthy ingredients. I even will add turkey meat instead of beef and the heart healthy spagetti sauce. So I just had to share.

Healthy Harvest Easy Lasagna
1 lb. ground beef (or I used ground turkey)
3 cups (26 oz. jar ) spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 cups water
1 3/4 (15oz container) ricotta or small curd cottage cheese
2 cups (8oz) shredded mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese, divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp salt ( I use a salt subsitute)
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
9 peices Ronzoni Healthy Harvest lasagna, uncooked

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, brown meat; drain. Add spaghetti sauce and water; simmer about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, one-half mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper. Pour about 1 cup sauce on bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Arrange 3 ( I used 4 1/2) pasta peices lengthwise over sauce; cover with 1 cup sauce. Spread one-half chees filling over sauce. Repeat layers of lasagna, sauce and cheese filling. Top with layer of lasagna and remaining sauce; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil; bake additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Makes 12 servings.

1 comment:

  1. Yummy! I would love for you to link up at my Link Party via:

    Mrs. Delightful