Sunday, January 22, 2012

Most Delicious Lasagna

Hahaha what a name for a title!  I keep hearing that my lasagna is Amazing and I've been making it for years.  It's really a pretty simple dinner to make.  We had the kids and grandkids over yesterday for a family dinner and it was the perfect time for me to make lasagna.  Unfortunately because everyone LOVES it so much I only had a teeny tiny piece left over, but that's okay because it's hidden behind the veggies in the fridge and we all KNOW I'm the only one who will even look at a veggie!

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Here's what you need:

2 Lbs. ground beef (I use an 80/20)
1/2 yellow onion, diced
3 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. granulated garlic
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 ea. 1 Lb 8 oz. jars of Marinara Sauce (I use Ragu)

To Assemble:
1 - 9oz package Barilla "no boiling required" Lasagna noodles
1-1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese shredded
1-1/2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1 - 9 x 12 disposable heavy duty tin pan or a 9 x 13 deep dish baking dish

In a large skillet brown the ground beef with the onions, seasoned with 1 tsp. Italian seasoning, 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper.
When the ground beef is browned, add the sauce and 2 more tsp. Italian Seasoning and 1 tsp. granulated garlic.  Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Taste to see if it needs more salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes.  

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Butter the bottom and sides of a 9 x 12 disposable heavy duty tin pan or a 9 x 13 deep dish baking dish. (I use the tin pan because it's a lot less cleanup). Put a couple of ladles of sauce in the bottom of the baking dish to give it a thin even layer.
Next place the pasta noodles in a row covering the bottom, breaking pieces to fit the whole bottom.  I change directions of the noodles each layer so that you have a sturdier lasagna. Ladle a couple of spoonfuls of sauce over the pasta (approximately 1-1/2 cups).
Next sprinkle ⅓ of the Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, and the Parmesan on top of the meat.
Repeat two more times until all the sauce and cheese is used up.
Place baking dish on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes.  Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Serve with Cheesy Garlic Bread YUM!  This is the teeny piece that was left over!

Serves 8 - 10 of your favorite People

**Update - This recipe can be split into two smaller pans and one can be frozen for later. Just cover with plastic wrap, then tin foil, then place in a freezer bag and freeze. When you are ready to serve the second one, just place in fridge two days before and allow to defrost. Bring to room temp by setting on the counter about 45 minutes before cooking then bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve and enjoy!


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  1. I am so gonna try this! YUM!

    By the way, you have my site listed under "places I like to visit" (THANK YOU!) but I just changed my website! It's now . Just so your visitors don't get sent to the wrong place if they click it. Thanks! Keep the recipes coming!

  2. Love it, and it's VERY similar to mine! Thanks for linking up on Southern Sundays.

  3. This look so tasty! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  4. Thanks for linking up to Showcase Your Talent Thursday, you have been featured!

  5. This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  6. I have to try this recipe!!! My lasagna is never quite right!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! :)

  7. Looks yummy! Thanks for linking up girl!

  8. You my dear are a genius! A disposable roasting pan! Less cleanup! Genius! Then you share a yummy looking lasagna recipe? Yep. I am def following you to see what's next! Thank you for sharing this at my party this week! I can't wait to see what you share next week :)

  9. Yum! I am going to have to try this recipe. Since it is just D and I, I usually split a recipe between 2 8x8 pans and freeze one for a later dinner. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!


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