Adapted from a recipe by La Famiglia Del Grasso
This is an easy lasagna recipe that uses a jar of prepared Marinara Sauce and a vegetarian meat substitute.
1 pound vegetarian ground beef such as LightLife Gimme Lean®
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 jar Aunt Mary Ann’s Sunday Marinara Sauce
2/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
8 cooked lasagna noodles
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 cups shredded mozzarella
In a large skillet, brown ground vegetarian beef. Combine DelGrosso sauce and water. Add sauce mixture to meat. Simmer gently for 15 minutes, covered.
In medium bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, 1/3 cup grated cheese, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper. Cover bottom of a 9" by 13" baking dish with 1 cup sauce mixture, place 4 lasagna noodles on top of sauce mixture (noodles may overlap), spread half of ricotta mixture over noodles, cover with 1 cup mozzarella and sprinkle with grated cheese. Repeat process above for second layer.
Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 1 to 1/2 hours until top layer has a spongy texture.
Yield: Serves 4-6
Recipes: Dairy, Pasta, Lasagna, Kosher
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2) Or do you like lasagna fluffy and creamy?
3) Are you on a budget, willing to invest, or do you take your baking very seriously?
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