Lasagna with Vodka Sauce

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Angie Robinson

By
@angieact1

This recipe was born from my love of vodka sauce. I had a jar of it sitting in the pantry & I could not wait to use it. I love lasagna as well, so I made up a small batch, & it was very tasty. I use my "pasta boat" to cook the noodles in the microwave. I love how easy it is to microwave & have it out of your way. I don't usually measure, but I think its pretty accurate. I hope you try it & enjoy it.

*This could be doubled to make a family size batch.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
50 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Veal, pork, and beef combined make for a wonderful flavor. I love this combination in meatloaf and it’s proven to be just as good in lasagna. The beef provides a robust flavor, pork adds fat, and veal is just delicious. You can really taste the diced tomatoes in each bite of the meat mixture. I loved using jarred vodka sauce. Not only is it convenient, and who isn’t looking to save a few minutes in the kitchen, but it’s creamier than traditional red sauce. It adds just a little bit of something extra to the overall flavor.

Ingredients

1 lb
ground meatloaf mix (pork, veal and beef)
28 oz
jar of vodka cream pasta sauce
2 c
mozzarella cheese
1 clove
garlic minced
1/4 c
chopped onion
8
lasagna noodles, uncooked
14 1/2 oz
petite diced tomatoes, any kind u like
1
egg, whisked
2 c
cotttage cheese or ricotta
1/4
Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated, or as much as you like
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1
handful parsley

How to Make Lasagna with Vodka Sauce

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350.
  • 2Break noodles in half and boil for about 12 min on the stovetop or in the microwave in a pasta boat. Drain.
  • 3Meanwhile, brown the meat with onion until no longer pink and browned. Drain excess grease.
  • 4Add drained diced tomatoes (save the juice in case you need it), garlic & black pepper to the meat and simmer on low while prepping the rest.
  • 5In a medium bowl mix the cottage cheese (or ricotta), Parmesean, mozzarella, and egg. Add parsley if you wish. I like cottage cheese, but use ricotta if you like a more bland cheese with less salt.
  • 6Spread some of the vodka sauce, enough to cover the bottom of an 8 inch square pan. Place 4 noodles on top, then layer with 1/2 of the cheese mixture and 1/2 meat mix. Top with about 1/2 cup of the vodka sauce and a half the mozzarella cheese. Continue layering, ending with sauce & cheese.
  • 7Cover with foil and bake for 40 min. Remove the foil, add more cheese, if desired, and bake 10 min more or until it's nice and bubbly.
  • 8Let stand 10 min. before serving so it will set up and not be runny. Enjoy with some garlic bread, salad and maybe a glass of vino! This tastes even better the next day!

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About Lasagna with Vodka Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy