Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

poor man's lasagna

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Mera Tucker
Dallas, TX

When I make Lasagna it cost $20.00+ This recipe gives me the same falvor for $10.00 - $12.00! It is even better the next day and everyone loves it!

★★★★★ 1
serves 9 by 13 panful
prep time 25 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For poor man's lasagna

  • 1 box
    large pasta shells, boiled until almost done & drained
  • 1 lb
    ground beef or turkey
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • garlic powder or fresh garlic, minced, to taste
  • 1 pt
    cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
  • 1 pkg
    shredded italian cheeses
  • 1 jar
    spaghetti sauce

How To Make poor man's lasagna

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare pasta shells, drain and set aside.Brown meat & onions w/ salt, papper, & garlic. Drain off any oil & put in a large bowl. Add cottage/ricotta cheese, and 1/2 bag of shredded cheese. Mix well. Stuff each pasta shell and line a 13" X 9" pan that you've sprayed w/ oil. Top stuffed shells w/ spaghetti sauce (I like Prego w/ Mushrooms)& remaining cheese. Bake for 45 minutes until heated through and the cheesy is browning and bubbly. Let it set for 10 minutes if you can... Serve w/ a salad and garlic bread for rave reviews! I have never had anyone dislike this. It is definitely one of our favorite comfort foods.