Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
Fast, fresh and filling. My version of a recipe from TOH.
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 1⁄2 cups ricotta cheese
- 1 (8 ounce) packageof softened cream cheese
- 1 cup chopped broccoli or 1 cup spinach
- 4 cups Italian sauce
- 1 (9 ounce) packageno-cook lasagna noodles
- 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (I use about 1 1/2 cups)
- In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in tomaoes and broccoli or spinach if using. In a small bowl, combine eggs, ricotta cheese and cream cheese.
- Return 1 cup meat mixture to skillet; spread evenly. Layer with 1 cup ricotta mixture, 1 1/2 cups sauce and half of the noodles. Repeat layers. Top with remaining sauce.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-17 minutes or until noodles are tender. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Let stand for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Serve immediately.
Very easy and tasty! I had homemade spaghetti sauce in the freezer with beef already in it, so I just thawed that and used it place of the sauce and beef! Thank you, great quick meal! Didn't have to spend hours!
This was so easy and so good. This kittycat went straight to my easy pesy recipes. We used frozen spinach and thought it was a delightful dish. Made for 12 hits. oh yum
*OH my GOODNESS* this was as good as you could ever imagine. I followed this pretty close to the original, the only change I made was to make the pasta separately, because quite frankly that is how the day was going. I put the noodles separately because I was running back and forth on the farm, and just pre-boiled them. On the farm today mid-late March we were "calving" (had 6 today!) so I threw the noodles in to hot water and left it on the stove for about 1/2 hour before I could get back. Normally, I would follow this recipe step by step but this way all was ready when we gathered around the table after running all over the farm. I love the use of cream cheese here too. In fact, I loved everything about this easy to put together, fall down on the couch with a fork in hand, and devouring this to the bottom of the dish. Managed to grab a quick photo, but everyone was so hungry this was it. Thank you so much, kittycatmom! A perfect meal for the farm and everyone in fact! Made for *Everyday is a Holiday* March 2009