Hi friend! Welcome to a brand new week! We had a wild weekend, jam packed with fun stuff, but it also takes a lot out of you! We had a Saturday morning Soccer game, then spent the day at Dewberry Farms where we walked over 10,000 steps! On Sunday, it was off to church and then Brian and I got dressed up for a fundraising dinner last night!
I feel like I need a weekend from my weekend! You ever feel that way?!
THE EASIEST LASAGNA
Last week, after school, Jordan asked if we could have lasagna for dinner. I didn’t have the ingredients on hand, but I knew I could order them online with my Walmart+ membership and have them the same or next day.
I’ve been using this lasagna recipe for years and it’s so delicious, but also really easy to make. I buy no boil lasagna noodles so I don’t have to bother with the time it takes to boil them, not to mention the problems with them sticking together!
This lasagna recipe serves a crowd and everyone always raves about it! You can make it up to two days ahead of time and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake it. You can also freeze it, then pull out to defrost and bake as directed.
2 jars Barilla Marinara Sauce
1 15-oz container ricotta cheese
4 cups (16-oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup (2-oz) Parmesan cheese shredded
2 eggs lightly beaten
Like I mentioned above, I used my Walmart+ membership to order my groceries online and have them delivered to my door for free ($35 order min. Restrictions apply)
With Walmart+, you can: (1) shop online and get Walmart+ FREE shipping, with no order minimum on items from Walmart.com (excludes most Marketplace items, location & freight surcharges.) (2) get free same-day delivery from your store to your door on groceries and more ($35 minimum, restrictions apply); (3) shop inside the store with the mobile scan & go functionality in the Walmart app for a contact free checkout; and (4) get member prices on fuel.
You can sign up for Walmart+ HERE.
I’ve been ordering my groceries online and it keeps me from making those impulse purchases that tend to happen when you’re inside the store. How did those Dots pretzels jump into my online cart though??!!
If you do head to the store, you can take advantage of the mobile scan & go benefit you can access with your Walmart+ membership. It’s a contact-free checkout process that saves you so much time!
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and brown meat until cooked through, season with salt and pepper.
- In a bowl, combine ricotta, 2 cups mozzarella, and parmesan cheese, Stir well.
- Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour one cup of sauce on the bottom of the dish; spread evenly. Place 3 sheets of Barilla’s no boil lasagna noodles side by side (sheets will expand while baking to the ends of the dish).
- Pour 1 cup of sauce and 3/4 cup of cheese mixture on the first layer. Top with 1/4 cup mozzarella and 1/3 cup of the cooked meat. Repeat for more layers.
- For the final layer, top with 3 lasagna sheets, add remaining sauce and top with cheese mixture and mozzarella.
- Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake additional 5 minutes to brown the cheese. Let rest 15 minutes before serving.
I like to use one pound of ground beef and a half pound of Italian sausage so you get the complex flavors from both.
Use a spatula to break the meat into little bits so there’s no huge chunks.
I like to add two jars of sauce because I feel like it reheats better this way and there’s plenty of sauce so the lasagna never tastes dry.
Stir until the sauce and meat is incorporated.
Next it’s time to mix the egg and cheeses.
I feel like more is more here, so you can add more cheese if you like.
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Then, comes the fun part, assembling the lasagna.
I spray aluminum foil with cooking spray so that it doesn’t stick to the cheese, cover the whole thing tightly and cook at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes.
When the timer is up, I remove the foil and set the oven to broil for about 5 minutes so the cheese gets all toasty.
In she goes!
When you pull it out of the oven, it’s bubbly goodness and smells amazing! It’s best to let the lasagna rest for about 20 minutes so the sauce comes together and it’s not boiling hot.
For Jordan, I cut it up into bite sized chunks and she devoured it!
I also love this dish because it reheats so well in the microwave and with our little bunch, we have leftovers for days!
What’s one of your family’s most requested dish? I’d love to hear if you try this and how you like it. I usually like to serve it with a side salad so we have some greens to go with it. Garlic bread is also delicious with it.
Now let’s go kick Monday’s booty!
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