Thursday, March 7, 2013

Lasagna fake out

When I want lasagna, I am usually too lazy to do all that is involved for a really good tasting lasagna. Instead I fake it. Boil some noodles, make some sauce, add cheese. Bake and voila! Fake lasagna. PS lasagna must be on the brain in the blog-world because I've seen a few variations lately, like lasagna soup and ravioli  lasagna. yum.

Caitlin's Fake out Lasagna

1 box pasta (any shape, I like bow ties or penne)
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 egg
1 pound ground turkey
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese, divided (I've also used Colby jack or Mexican blend)

Preheat oven to 350*. Boil a large pot of water for pasta. Cook pasta to al dente. Drain.
Brown ground turkey and season with garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning. When meat is no longer pink add jar of sauce and simmer to heat through.
Prepare a baking pan with a light layer of sauce and a handful of cheese sprinkled over it. Add egg to pasta and stir to combine. Pour pasta into baking pan and cover with sauce. Top with cheese.
Bake for up to 30 minutes, depending on how "done" you like the cheese on top. I like really brown cheese.

1 comment:

  1. We do something similar but my husband adds ricotta cheese when it bakes. Yum!