Friday, April 9, 2010

Lazy lasagna

There are many ways to shorten up the time it takes to make lasagna, but some of them leave you feeling cheated.  Not so with this penne-based lazy lasagna. 

Lazy Lasagna

1 lb box of penne
24 oz jar of pasta sauce
3 - 4 oz baby spinach
16 oz ricotta
Garlic, minced
Parmesan cheese
Bacon (optional)

Fry the bacon and crumble if you're going to use it.  Boil the penne until barely al dente.  Mix the ricotta with the garlic, and add half of it to the drained penne.  Layer the dish as follows in a 9 x 13 baking pan: 1/2 pasta sauce, penne mixed with ricotta, baby spinach, bacon, 1/2 ricotta and garlic, 1/2 sauce, parmesan cheese.  Cover with foil and bake at 375 for 30 minutes.  


Eileen Bergen said...

I printed this one! Thanks, Cyndi.

Cyndi L said...

Hope you enjoy it, Eileen!

Lasagna Recipes said...

I think this will be perfect on a busy Monday night. I usually cram at dinner time, so Lazy Lasagna here will now be a part of our regular meal, lol! Easy, hassle free yet home-cooked meals. What can get better than that?