I made my cheater lasagna a few nights ago for some new friends who came to dinner. I call it “cheater” lasagna because it tastes just as delicious as my “full-on” lasagna, only it’s cheaper and takes much less work/time. So I thought, hey, this tastes good. Maybe I should share with the Internet. Because we all know the Internet craves a good Italian meal every once in a while. Maybe I’ll also add some pictures next time I make it.
9×13 pan, well greased
1 lb. ground beef
1 container ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated parm
1 lb box uncooked lasagna noodles
2 of the big cans of spaghetti sauce (we use Hunt’s Garlic & Herb and Four Cheese mixed)
4 cups mozzarella cheese
Brown meat with salt and pepper. While that’s cooking, mix the eggs, parm, and ricotta. Throw in some parsley just to make it pretty.
Then mix the two cans of sauce so that the tastes are blended well. When the meat is ready, spread one cup of the sauce on the bottom of the pan. Layer noodles, and half each of the cheese mixture, meat, and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers once, sprinkling some more parsley on top to give it a rustic look. Cover tightly with foil.
Bake 1 hour at 350°F or until cheese is bubbly and delicious-looking. Let the pan stand outside the oven for 10-15 minutes before serving.
We always serve green beans, garlic bread, and fresh salad with ours!