Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cindy's "Shortcut Lasagna" (oh yummy)

I've never made lasagna in my life (well maybe once) I usually buy the frozen kind at Costco. (um, sidebar, favorite store)
But.....Cindy and Sykes rode home with us to catch a flight outta Atanta this morning and she decided to teach me this EASY, BREEZY recipe. The sauce reminds me a bit of my spaghetti but you don't have to cook it nearly as long.
Here's how it goes!
First to get those taste buds goin....the finished product
oh yum.
next the ingredients!

Brown the ground beef and throw in a can of V-8

Then the McCormicks spaghetti mix

and a large can of crushed tomatoes

add another bag of McCormicks spaghetti mix and 2 [small] cans of tomato sauce

oh yum. Let simmer for 10 min.

line the pan with the UNCOOKED lasagne noodles

sprinkle with parmesan cheese

spread the sauce on top of the noodles

another round of parm cheese

a round of mozzarella cheese

then the cottage cheese

another round of uncooked lasagna

then the meat sauce again (gettin hungry yet) oh la la

finish it off with another round of mozzarella and parmesan

and......the rest of the meat sauce

Bake at 350 for 30 min. covered
and a simple lil salad (Mr. W. who never eats salad gobbled this up!)

There ya have it!!!! Cindy's Shortcut Lasagna
*****this freezes beautifully but let thaw completely

Meat sauce:
1 lb. ground beef
2 pkg. McCormicks dried spaghetti mix
1 12 oz can of V-8
2 small cans of tomato sauce
1 large can of crushed tomatoes
Parmesan cheese
Large carton of Cottage cheese
3 - 4 cups mozzarella
More cheese (you can add if you like)

PS......Cindy says people have wanted this recipe for years (it is really that good!)
Try it and let me know how you like it!!!!


  1. Kendall....your lasagna looks delicious!! I'll definitely use this recipe :) I'll be cooking for someone who likes to eat healthy :):):) BUT maybe I can throw in a little "bad for us" food too :)

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