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almost lasagna

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Lisa Durham
Monroe, LA

An Anne Coleman recipe. Help keeping dinner on a budget. Serve with garlic bread and a salad and you have a great meal!

(2 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For almost lasagna

  • 1 lb
    elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 1 lb
    ground turkey, (or beef, chicken, sausage or tofu crumbles)
  • 1 jar
    pasta sauce, (26 ounces)
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2
  • 1 lb
    ricotta cheese or cottage cheese
  • 2 c
    mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 c
    diced zucchini, matchstick carrots, etc
  • salt and pepper

How To Make almost lasagna

  • 1
    Brown meat and drain well, if necessary
  • 2
    While meat is cooking, stir together eggs, ricotta, grated Parmesan and salt and pepper.
  • 3
    Mix cooked meat, macaroni, sauce and veggies. Add ricotta mixture and blend well.
  • 4
    Coat a 9-by-13 baking pan with cooking spray or olive oil and spread half of macaroni mixture evenly over the bottom. Top with a cup of mozzarella and a healthy sprinkle of grated Parmesan. Add the remaining macaroni mixture and top with another cup of mozzarella and another sprinkle of Parmesan. Cover with foil.
  • 5
    Heat your oven to 350 degrees F and bake the casserole for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 10 to 20 minutes until the cheese on top is lightly browned and bubbly.