The Freshman Cook: Quick and Easy Lasagna

This lasagna dish is quick and easy to make. Hence, the name, Quick and Easy Lasagna! It is made with sauce from a jar, 3 types of cheese, ground chuck and whole wheat noodles. That’s it!

Quick and Easy Lasagna

1 box Whole Wheat Lasagne Noodles

2 pounds Ground Chuck

your favorite jar of Pasta Sauce

Provolone Cheese

15 ounces of Ricotta Cheese

8 ounces shredded Italian Blend Cheese

( a mix of Mozzarella, Smoked Provolone, Romano, Fontina, and Asiago) Preheat your oven to 350  Boil your water and cook your noodles according to the package directions. Rinse thoroughly when done. While your noodles are cooking, start browning your ground chuck. (Using ground beef is perfectly fine. I just prefer the flavor of the ground chuck ) When your meat is cooked, drain and return it to the pan. Add enough sauce to have a good consistency, but not runny. Divide your meat and sauce mix into 4 equal amounts. I used 4 bowls to make the distribution easy. Place your noodles across the inside of a 9 x 13″ oven proof pan. You should have approx. 16-19 noodles. Use 4 for each layer. Spread 1 portion of your meat and sauce mix over the noodles. Top with slices of Provolone Cheese . You can use shredded provolone also. Place another layer of noodles on top of the provolone. Then add a layer of sauce, and then your ricotta cheese. Add your third layer. Again add the noodles, sauce, and then the Italian Blend on the top. For your fourth and top layer, add the noodles, sauce, and a combination of all three cheeses. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
Enjoy! I cut this Lasagna into 12 pieces.  So this is a great recipe if you are feeding a crowd.  Thanks for joining me today!

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