Day 6 Back-to-School Freezer Meal: Loads of Fun Layered Lasagna

Updated: Mar 22, 2019


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This week, we have created daily blogs for Back-to-School Survival Week Freezer Meals. These fun meals can be frozen and help you prep for the back-to-school madness. 

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Loads of Fun Layered Lasagna



photo credit: Suzy Allman for The New York Times

This recipe is fantastic to freeze! Simply double to make two and freeze one for later. 

Serves: 5-6 

Prep to Freezer Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 1/2 hours (frozen- at 400 degrees), or 35 minutes (fresh- at 350 degrees)

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb ground beef OR 50/50 ground beef and Italian ground sausage

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1/4 chopped yellow onion 

2 cloves minced garlic 

1 jar of your favorite Spaghetti sauce

1 15 oz container of ricotta

2 egg

1 package of frozen spinach, thawed

1 lb shredded mozzarella cheese

1 package Barilla oven ready Lasagna noodles

1 cup shredded parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:

If making fresh preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Brown meat adding salt, pepper, onion, and garlic. Drain grease. 

Mix spaghetti sauce into meat, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes. 

Meanwhile in a large mixing bowl mix ricotta, add 2 eggs, thawed spinach, and mozzarella cheese, reserving one cup to top later.

Starting with sauce mixture spoon loosely into a 9x13 pan. Add thin layer of ricotta mixture and then noodles. Repeat this layering until you run out of all ingredients. Add mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese on top.

If freezing, allow lasagna too cool, cover with aluminum foil and then freeze. When baking later, cooked covered for 1 hour. The remaining 20-30 minutes cook uncovered.

If cooking fresh, cover and bake for 25 minutes and then the last 10 minutes, remove cover to allow cheese to melt. 

Buon Appetito,

Lauren Jackson

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