Thursday, March 1, 2012

Kims Recipe Box: Cheater No Boil Lasagna

 Kims No Boil Lasagna

1Lb (16oz) package Lasagna noodles                8 oz shredded Mozerella cheese
1 qt Spagetti Sauce                                         1/3 c. water
1 lb ground beef                                             1/4 c Parmesan cheese
1 c. water                                                      1 tbsp parsley flakes (fresh or dried)
1- 15 oz container Ricotta cheese                      Dash nutmeg
1 egg beaten                                                    Salt & pepper to taste
                                                                      1/2 c. Parmesan cheese

 Preheat oven at 375 F

In a saucepan brown ground beef, drain excess fat, add 1 qt spaghetti sauce and 1 c water, bring to a boil.

In a large bowl mix together with Ricotta cheese, beaten egg. Mozzarella cheese, 1/3 c. water, 1/4 c. Parmesan cheese, parsley flakes, nutmeg. Add salt and pepper if desired.

To assemble- use Lasagna strips uncooked but rinsed in hot water before layering in a 9x13 baking pan. (Approximately 4 lasagna strips will fit in pan for a single layer- 3 length wise and 1 crosswise).

Layer as follows:
1 2/3 c. hot sauce,lasagna strips, 1/2 cheese mixture, 1/2/3 c. hot sauce lasagna strips, rest of cheese mixture, 1 2/3 c. hot sauce. Lasagna strips, remaining sauce, top with1/2 c. Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 375 F covered with aluminum foil for 40 minutes. remove foil and bakes for 15 more minutes. Important, let stand for 5 to 10 minutes after you take it out of the oven before cutting. Serves 6-8

Gilding the Lily:
 My family likes extra meat so I usually do 1 1/2 to 2 lbs beef and I add 1 small tub of cottage cheese to the ricotta cheese. I top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

Tomorrow I will give you my spaghetti sauces