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An adaptaion of Virginia’s Easy Lasagna off a box of noodles. Make it with beef or chicken. So good and so easy.
Note: If making the beef lasagna, the bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, olives, red pepper, garlic, and Italian seasoning are all optional.
Heat oven to 350ºF.
For the chicken lasagna:
In a large skillet, melt oil and butter. Add bell, pepper, onion, and mushrooms; sauté till tender. Stir in olives, crushed red pepper, garlic and Italian seasoning, then add chicken, spaghetti sauce and the water (see note). Simmer until ready to assemble.
In a bowl, mix together the ricotta, 1/2 of mozzarella, Parmesan, eggs, parsley, salt, and pepper.
For the beef lasagna:
In a 3-quart sauce pan, brown hamburger; drain fat. (At this point, you may add bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, olives, garlic and Italian seasoning, if you wish.) Stir in the spaghetti sauce and water (see note). Simmer until ready to assemble.
In a bowl, stir together ricotta, 1/2 of mozzarella, Parmesan, eggs, parsley, salt, and pepper.
Pour about 1 cup sauce mixture on bottom of a 9×13 pan. Start with a layer of pasta, then more sauce, and half of the ricotta mixture. Repeat, finish with sauce over noodles. Top with remaining mozzarella.
Cover and bake 45 minutes. Remove foil bake an additional 15 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Note: If you prefer, you may cook the noodles beforehand. If you do, omit the 1-1/2 cups of water.
Also you could use any other type of ground meats such as Italian sausage; I think I’ve even used pepperoni.
My kids really like this recipe because they say It taste just like pizza. Besides getting rave reviews at home, this was another popular side we used to have on the TaylorMade Menu in the cafe. This is a lovely way to use stale bread or when you have fresh farmers market tomatoes. You can use any kind you like; I have made this recipe with all kinds—red, yellow and orange tomatoes, grape tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, etc.
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