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Lasagna-Quick, and Easy

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This recipe was handed down for generations. A simple variation on an old classic. Oven ready noodles, not requiring boiling, cuts down on time, and mess. A variation of Chicken Parmesan, has been included.

Lasagna

Cook Time

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20 min

30 min

50 min

Serves six people

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef, thawed
  • 1 egg, whole
  • 2 cans hunts tomato sauce, 8 ounce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, dried
  • 1 pound mozzarella, shredded
  • 1 16 ounce cottage cheese, small curd
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, powdered
  • pinch black pepper, to taste
  • 1 package lasagna noodles, uncooked oven ready
  • 1 cup parmesan, grated
  • pinch basil, dried

Instructions

  1. Brown ground beef, until no longer pink. Drain. Return to stove. In the same pan, add tomato sauce, Italian season, garlic, and basil. A pinch of sugar can be added, if the sauce is too tart. Stir, and simmer on low, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl. Mix cottage cheese, egg, and parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with a pinch of pepper.
  3. Spray 9x13 pan with coconut oil. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  4. Layer uncooked noodles, then layer of cottage cheese mix, cover with sauce, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Continue to layer, until ingredients are used. Will usually make a 3 layer casserole
  5. Bake in the oven, for 30 minutes. If the top seems to be Browning to quickly, add a layer of aluminum foil.

Put into oven, and cook 30 minutes, at 350 degrees

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Variations

Chicken parmesan is also an easy, quick dish.

Spray 9x13 pan with coconut oil. Layer battered chicken tenders in dish. Cook for about 30 minutes. While those cook. Prepare the sauce. In a separate bowl, combine 2 cans hunts tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and a pinch of basil. Add a pinch of sugar it the sauce is too tart. Mix until combined.

In a separate pan, prepare pasta, I prefer whole grain spaghetti, prepare as directed on the package. Cook to your preference.

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When chicken is cooked, and no longer pink, remove from oven, top with sauce, sprinkle with parmesan cheese, and grated mozzarella. Return to oven. Cook about 10 minutes, until heated through, and cheese is melted. Serve over pasta, with a side salad.

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Health Benefits of Lasagna

Beef Benefits — Meat is an excellent source of various vitamins and minerals. These include vitamin B12, zinc, selenium, iron, niacin, and vitamin B6.

Cheese is a great source of calcium, fat, and protein. It also contains high amounts of vitamins A and B12, along with zinc, phosphorus, and riboflavin. According to U.S. Dairy, the overall nutritional profile of conventional, organic, and grass-fed dairy products is similar.Mar 4, 2019 health line

Benefits of whole grain pasta

Here are the top 9 health benefits of eating whole grains.

  • What are whole grains? ...
  • High in nutrients and fiber. ...
  • Lower your risk of heart disease. ...
  • Lower your risk of stroke. ...
  • Reduce your risk of obesity. ...
  • Lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. ...
  • Support healthy digestion. ...
  • Reduce chronic inflammation. Health line

Wellness through Nutrition, Proven by Science

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