Re: [frozen-assets] lasagna
- I am way behind on my messages and don't usually post much for this reason,
but I LOVE this group and wanted to share a very easy (maybe freezer
appropriate, but I'm new at this?) recipe I use a lot for Crockpot Lasagna.
Also, especially when I'm in a hurry, I substitute store brand spaghetti
sauce, 2 jars, and usually use jack cheese instead of Mozzarella (it's
cheaper and no one notices the difference). Anyway, this recipe is quick to
put together - I usually start it around noon, and it's ready by dinnertime.
My whole family (kids age 3-11 and husband) loves it!
1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can (29 oz) tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
1 tsp salt
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 package (8 oz) lasagna noodles
4 cups (16 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cups (12 oz) ricotta cheese or small curd
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In a skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no
longer pink; drain. Add the tomato sauce, water,tomato paste, salt and
oregano; mix well. Spread 1/4 of mixture in bottom of ungreased 5-qt
crockpot or slow cooker. Arrange noodles over sauce (break the noodles as
necessary). Combine the cheeses; spoon 1/3 of mixture over noodles. Repeat
layers twice. Top with remaining meat sauce. Cover and cook on low for 4-5
hours or until noodles are tender. Serves 6-8.
- This was my grandmother's recipe, she got lots of requests for it for dinners at our church and family dinners when I was growing up. Very simple to do! To make it faster for your bulk purposes, boil the meats, and use the unbaked noodles. this recipe makes 2 lasagnas. I make my own sauce now, so simple, but you can use jarred if you want. The slices of cheese will only cover about 3/4 of the pan, use the leftover slices folded in half to cover the rest.
1 jar spaghetti sauce.
1 lb hamburger
1 lb italian sausage
1 container ricotta or cottage cheese
2 packages american cheese
1 box lasagna noodles
mix the hamburger and italian sausage together and cook. Drain and mix into spaghetti sauce. In lasagna pan layer: noodles, meat sauce, ricotta cheese, noodles, sauce, ricotta cheese, then top the whole thing with one layer of american cheese slices. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
You can cook it first, then freeze and reheat, or freeze then cook, doesn't matter. I've done it both ways. Each pan makes 6 large slices.
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