Awhile back, a blog buddy posted a recipe for lasagna.
Made it. Loved it.
More recently, in a not-wanting-to-grocery-shop mood, I decided that I wanted to attempt making my own version using what I had on hand.
I had no boil noodles that I wanted to use up, along with some other basics. But this would be an experiment, as I didn't even have sausage. And the only cheese I had was a Mexican blend.
And let me tell you. Using the Mexican cheddar blend was the best accident ever......
(adapted from Two Things in Common)
1 lb. hamburger
1 large jar of marinara
1 teas. parsley
1 teas. Italian seasoning
1 teas. oregano
garlic salt to taste
box of no boil noodles
shredded Mexican cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly mist a 9 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Brown the hamburger. Add the seasonings and marinara. Simmer for a few minutes. Next, in the baking dish, add a layer of the uncooked noodles. (I had to break mine in half, since I was using a 9 x 9.) Pour the meat sauce over the noodles and top with a layer of cheese. Repeat the layering with noodles, sauce, and cheese two more times. Cover with foil, and bake for 45 minutes.
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Being too lazy to get the correct ingredients actually panned out! And the 9 x 9 size was perfect for the two of us. Just the right amount of leftovers too.
I even think I'll stick to the Mexican cheese blend next time. It gave it a little kick.
Sometimes it pays to avoid the grocery store.