Sunday, May 4, 2008

Inside Out Lasagna

I got this recipe from a friend of mine a little over a year ago and have made it several times since then. It's a ridiculously simple and really really yummy. It's a huge hit around here. My mom's always asking ME to make it for our family...which is pretty darn cool.

Inside Out Lasagna

1 pkg (12 oz) uncooked bowtie pasta
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 1/4 lbs lean ground beef or Italian sausage links, casings removed
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 jar (26 oz) marinara sauce
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes in juice
4 eggs
1 container (32 oz) part-skim ricotta cheese
2 cups (8 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup (2 oz) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Cook pasta according to package directions;
2. Meanwhile, chop onion. Place onion and ground beef in skillet. Cook
and stir over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer
pink, breaking beef into small crumbles. Press garlic into beef
mixture. Stir in pasta sauce and tomatoes; remove from heat.
3. In mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs with whisk. Add cheeses, parsley,
salt, and black pepper; mix well.
4. To assemble lasagna, place cooked pasta into bottom of a
rectangular pan. Top with meat mixture. Spoon ricotta cheese mixture
over sauce; spread evenly. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour or until
ricotta mixture is set and lightly browned.


AJ said...

Cha! Inside out lasagna! Num-a-rific.