September 10, 2015

Sharing My Short Cut Lasagna

I am sending this post out a day I try to post on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. But I will be out and about most of Friday and thought that you might like to have this recipe for the weekend. 
It is easy. You know that is the only thing I like these days...Easy.
Have a great weekend! 

Here is a super simple lasagna for you. 
Really simple.

I whipped this up in a few minutes. 

Short Cut Lasagna

1 box of oven ready pasta.
2 small jars of red pasta sauce of your choice.
1 large package mozzarella cheese. (or more if you like extra cheese)
1 pound of browned, drained, lean ground beef.
2 small boxes of fresh sliced mushrooms. (whatever kind you like)
2 sliced and diced onions
1 cup of water
1/2 cup parmesan cheese


  • Brown lean ground beef in a large skillet. Drain. Wipe skillet of any grease/fat. Return to skillet and add pasta sauce. Heat to bubbly.
  • Oil or spray large lasagna pan/dish.
  • Place small amount of meat sauce in the bottom of your large lasagna pan.
  • Lay oven ready pasta on top of sauce. 
  • Sprinkle a handfull or two of mushrooms on top of pasta.
  • Sprinkle a handfull or two of sliced and diced onions on top of mushrooms
  • Sprinkle a couple of handfulls of mozzarella on top of mushrooms.
  • Spoon sauce on top of mushrooms. 
  • Keep repeating layers, finishing with mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Sprinkle 1/c cup parmesan cheese on top of all.
  • Add about  1/2 to 1 cup of water to the top of the dish.
  • Cover with foil.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes. Your oven may take longer than mine. Test pasta for doneness.

Remove from oven. Let cool and settle a bit. Add some crusty bread with garlic butter. Enjoy.

Note: Add as many veggies to the layering as you make this a custom dish. We like onions and mushrooms. But consider adding...fresh garlic, sliced sweet red peppers, etc. 

I could have used more ground beef. I could have used ricotta. But I was thinking lower calories, easy, quick, and yummy. 

I did not add the sauce already has enough, and we try to watch salt at our age. 

bon appétit!

Feel free to email me if you have a question or suggestion.

Thanks for visiting.

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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