Oct 06


All kids love LASAGNA, OK, adults do as well. But when you think of making it, you picture  the time it takes to prep that you just don’t have so you buy the frozen stuff and pass it off as dinner.

I can honestly tell you that lasagna can be put together in 15 minutes and on the table in an hour. You can come home from work and throw this in a pan, toss some garlic bread in next to it for the last few minutes and no extra dishes.

All you need to do is plan wisely;  when you are making spaghetti another night, make extra and freeze it, or if you are browning hamburger for another meal, double your batch and freeze half of it, then on LASAGNA night, add your favorite spaghetti sauce and viola!.

No need to cook those noodles either, just buy the oven ready pasta and you can assemble. The only time consuming part, if you consider 3-4 minutes time consuming, is mixing your ricotta cheese mixture.

Be sure to cover your baking dish with plastic wrap before you cover with the foil. Contrary to popular belief, the plastic wrap WILL NOT melt onto your LASAGNA, but will keep moisture in and prevent the cheese from sticking to the foil.

Let’s get started…..the kids are hungry and it’s a school night; let’s make LASAGNA!!



Recipe for an 8 x 8 inch baking dish.

Preheat oven to 375

3-4 cups left over spaghetti ( meat and sauce )

9 – oven ready LASAGNA noodles

1- 16 ounce container Ricotta Cheese

1 large egg

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper

1 tsp Accent

6-8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese


In a small bowl, combine Ricotta cheese, egg, salt, pepper and Accent and mix well. Adjust seasonings to taste if needed.

In an 8×8 inch baking dish, spread approximately 1 cup of spaghetti sauce and lay 3 oven ready LASAGNA noodles on top. Spread approximately 1 cup of spaghetti sauce, 1/3 of the Ricotta mixture and 1/3 of the shredded mozzarella cheese.

Repeat with two more layers, ending with the shredded mozzarella cheese.

Cover baking dish with plastic wrap and the cover with foil and bake 30-35 minutes. Remove foil and plastic wrap and cook an additional 5 minutes so the cheese browns on top and remove from oven and let stand 10-15 minutes before serving.

Serve with a fresh green salad and warm garlic bread.

Go Ahead… ”Just Try It! ”