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National Lasagna Day: Delicious Recipe


Comfort food comes in many flavors. Today we’ve got a favorite gracing the pages of our blog, sure to make your mouth water. This delicious recipe is SO quick and simple to make, you’ll find yourself flabbergasted that it takes only minutes to make. Let’s indulge:



1 pound lean ground beef
4 cups tomato-basil pasta sauce
6 lasagna noodles (uncooked)
1 container ricotta cheese (15-ounces)
2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (10 ounces)
1/4 cup hot water


In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat. Stir gently until it crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain and stir in tomato basil pasta sauce.

Spread approximately one-third of meat sauce in a lightly greased 11×7 inch baking dish. Layer with 3 noodles and half each of ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese. You may notice, the ricotta cheese layers will be thin. Repeat again; spread remaining one-third of meat sauce over mozzarella cheese. Slowly pour 1/4 cup hot water around inside edge of dish. Tightly cover baking dish with 2 layers of heavy-duty aluminum foil.

Bake at 375° for 45 minutes; uncover and bake 10 more minutes. I recommend letting stand 10 minutes before serving.

Now you’re ready to celebrate National Lasagna Day and dig into a truly delicious dinner!


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Original recipe: Extra-Easy-Lasagna
Photo credit: Two Peas and Their Pod