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Miracle Lasagna

My mom makes this lasagna. I grew up with it. So, it’s been around since the beginning of time.

Actually, she got this recipe from my aunt, who is a terrible cook so it’s kind of a miracle. Because it’s really good.

I had to use clip art because I don't have a pic of my actual lasagna. Because I don't make it anymore because The Kid is lactose intolerant.

I had to use clip art because I don’t have a pic of my actual lasagna. Because I don’t make it anymore . Because The Kid is lactose intolerant. Which totally sucks wieners.

Miracle Lasagna

    • 1 box of those oven ready lasagna noodles because, hello?
    • 1 pound of ground beef
    • 1 pound of ground italian sausage, hot or sweet, whatever your preference of the day is
    • 1 of those really extra big jars of marinara sauce. I think I use Ragu or Prego but whatever strikes your fancy. Remember, no rules?
    • 1 16 oz container of ricotta cheese
    • 1 egg
    • A hefty sprinkling of parmesan cheese you buy in a container that Kraft makes
    • A couple of cups of mozzarella cheese
    • 1 of those throw-away aluminum lasagna tin pans because, hello?

Directions:

  1. Put that ground beef and sausage in a pan and cook it. Drain out the fat. Put aside.
  2. Mix your ricotta cheese in a bowl with one egg and a hefty sprinkling of parm cheese from the container. Sometimes I will even add some pepper and garlic salt to make it taste good but it tastes good anyway, so save yourself time and don’t do it, unless you want to. I sometimes do it to make it look like I’m professional or something.
  3. Take your aluminum pan and pour a layer of sauce on the bottom. I don’t know why, just do it.
  4. Put a layer of your oven-ready lasagna noodles over the sauce on the bottom. (HINT: don’t do this step until you are absolutely ready to continue building your lasagna, because the ends curl and it’s really hard to add all those other layers with curled edges. I know, umm, experience.)
  5. Put a heaping spoon of the ricotta cheese mixture over the noodles and smooth it all out nice, covering everything.
  6. Put a heaping spoon of the meat mixture over the ricotta cheese and smooth it all out nice, covering everything.
  7. Pour some sauce over all that.
  8. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
  9. Repeat #4 through 8. NOTE: I do not add another layer of noodles at the very top, but you may if you feel like it’s necessary. People are surprised that I don’t add a top layer of noodles. I don’t know why.
  10. Throw that right into an already warmed up oven of 350 degrees for one hour.
  11. Congratulations, you’re done.

Out of all the 7 things I make, this is a real crowd pleaser. Even my Italian sisters-in-laws like this. I know they aren’t lying either. Because they like to make fun of my 1/2 Irish ways and my lack of sauce making and ability to cook.

Bon appetit? Okay, how about go eat.