Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Shari’s Lazy Lasagna

A few days ago I was sort of craving lasagna, but I didn't want to make a "white sauce" that they use in lasagna in England, and I didn't have any cottage or ricotta cheese that they use in lasagna in America. So I made up this recipe all by myself, and we all thought it was VERY good. Sorry if the directions are a bit brief for you - I can expound if anyone is interested. And no pictures. I really wasn't thinking "blog post!" when I made it, just "dinner!"

Shari’s Lazy Lasagna as made 3-1-11
Brown 1 lb turkey* with ½ minced onion and 1/3 c bacon bits* (maybe less). Pour over 3 T of red wine; allow to reduce. Add 1 15oz can diced tomatoes and 1 15oz can tomato sauce, a dash of sugar, a dash of pepper, a good pinch each of basil and Italian seasoning. Simmer.
Meanwhile, boil 1 lb (10 cups) of egg noodles. Drain. Add 2 T butter, 2 oz cream cheese, and ½ c of parmesan cheese. Add 2 beaten eggs.
Spoon a little sauce on bottom of 9x13 pan. Top with noodles. Top with sauce. Bake 20-30 minutes at 350*. Top with 1 lb grated mozzarella; bake to melt. YUMMY!

* ground beef would do as well as turkey. Just here I can get the turkey cheaper.
* REAL bacon bits, not the nasty fake stuff. Or just crumble a couple of slices of cooked bacon.


Anonymous said...

Sounds good. So you mixed the cream cheese, cheese, etc. with the noodles?


Misty said...

I'll have to try this one. I LIKE lazy recipes!!

Wil said...

I'm always impressed when people come up with their own recipes. :-)

But your definition of "lazy" is different than mine. :-)

I've never been much of a lasagna person; I've eaten three dozen different kinds and never really liked it. Until I got married. Marline has found a recipe that I really like. :-)

Anonymous said...

Sounds good, I'll have to try it.

MamaOlive said...

Yes, JCR. The cheeses and butter cooled the noodles off enough that the eggs didn't cook upon contact.

Wil, I imagine the bulk of cheese is rather off-putting to you. I'm glad to hear that you enjoy Marline's cooking. :-)