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Posted February 18, 2010 Bookmark and Share


Lasagna is one of those foods that can make just about anybody happy. There are no rules when it comes to lasagna.  That’s the fun of it.


Before you begin the recipe, think of what you want to create….


  • A colorful masterpiece???  Go find all your favorite colorful vegetables such as red and yellow peppers, and carrots and make a vegetable lasagna.
  • A turkey delight – ask mom to buy some ground turkey or turkey sausage and add that to the sauce.
  • A meat lover’s pie – go for it.  Pick your favorite meat and add to sauce.  Just don’t forget your appetite!
  • Your own creation and send us the recipe.  We can’t wait to hear and taste for ourselves!!!!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and put the oven rack on the third level down.


Lasagna is your own creation.  Whatever you like goes…


Ingredients to buy before hand-


No-boil lasagna noodles-these are easy.  You do not have to cook them before hand and they taste great.


Tomato sauce-buy your favorite sauce.  About 2 jars should be enough.


Ricotta cheese

Mozzarella cheese

Fresh Basil





Any vegetable you want-my favorite is spinach and tomatoes.  You can really add any though, so it’s up to you.


If you want to use meat, you can buy lean ground beef or ground turkey.  Another favorite is chicken or turkey sausage.


How to make-


First cook meat in a pan.  Add olive oil to a frying pan and then cook meat or sausage until it is cooked through.


Now, let’s get started…


  1. Add tomato sauce as the first layer on the bottom of the pan.
  2. Add a layer of lasagna noodles.
  3. Add cheese mixture-mix ricotta and ??? together and cut up fresh basil and add to cheese.  Then mix in oregano, salt and pepper.  Layer this on top of noodles.
  4. Vegetables come next.
  5. The next layer is the tomato sauce with the meat added to it if you are using meat.
  6. Now repeat steps 2-5.
  7. The final layer is the meat sauce with shredded mozzarella added on top.


Place in preheated oven with foil on top for about 45 minutes to an hour, until everything is cooked through.


When this is done, turn the oven up to 400 degrees, take the foil off and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes to brown and melt the top layer of cheese.


Take out of oven and let cool for about 10 minutes and serve.  Be careful though, it will still be very hot!!!


Aunt Jess also knows the importance of snacks in between meals.  Kids are active and growing and need constant nutrition to benefit this process.

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