Easy Lasagna Casserole
 
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Easy Baked Lasagna, made with simple ingredients. A cross between Baked Ziti and Lasagna, this easy dinner is suprisingly delicious. A healthy recipe the whole family will love.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1 16 ounce box of your favorite pasta noodles (I used spirals)
  • 3-4 cups of spinach, chopped
  • 3-4 cups of Amazing Spaghetti Sauce, or your favorite jar of sauce with some browned meat of your choice.
  • 1 16 ounce container of ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella or mild cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside
  2. In a large pasta pot, boil noodles according to package directions for al dente (make sure to salt the water)
  3. While pasta is cooking, mix the ricotta mixture. In a quart-sized bowl mix ricotta cheese, egg, parmesan cheese, dried parsley and sugar. Set aside.
  4. With 2 minutes remaining of boiling time, add the chopped spinach to boiling pasta.
  5. After the remaining 2 minutes of cooking time, drain pasta/spinach and return to the pot you boiled it in. Set it on a part of the stove that is not hot.
  6. Pour in the leftover Amazing Spaghetti Sauce. Stir well. Pour half of that mixture into the 9x13 pan.
  7. Evenly place spoonfuls of ricotta cheese over the noodles. Only use half of the mixture.
  8. Pour remaining noodles over the spoonfuls of ricotta you just placed and use the remaining ricotta to do the same thing on top of these noodles.
  9. Cover tightly with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
  10. After 30 minutes take foil off, sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese and return to oven for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is nice and bubbly.
  11. Serve.
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at https://reallifedinner.com/easy-lasagna-casserole/