Easy Lasagna

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Prep time: 20 min
Total: 1 hr 35 min
Servings total:12 servings

Ingredients

1lb. ground beef
2-1/2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, divided
1 container (15 oz.) Ricotta Cheese
1/2cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1 egg, beaten
1 jar (24 oz.) favourite spaghetti sauce
1 cup water
12 lasagna noodles, uncooked

Instructions

HEAT oven to 350°F.

BROWN meat in large skillet on medium-high heat. Meanwhile, mix 1-1/4 cups mozzarella, ricotta, 1/4 cup Parmesan, parsley and egg until blended.

DRAIN meat; return to skillet. Stir in spaghetti sauce. Add 1 cup water to empty sauce jar; adding the water to the sauce helps cook the traditional noodles during baking, so you don’t have to cook them beforehand. This saves you 15 to 20 minutes of prep time. Add water to meat mixture; stir until blended. Spread 1 cup meat sauce onto bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish; top with layers of 3 lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the ricotta cheese mixture and 1 cup meat sauce. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining noodles, meat sauce and cheeses. Cover with foil sprayed with cooking spray.

BAKE 1 hour or until heated through, removing foil after 45 min. Let stand 15 min. before cutting to serve.

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Lasagna Soup

Ingredients

500 g lean ground beef
1 chopped onion
1 cup of favourite spaghetti sauce
4 cups of beef broth
1 can (398 mL) tomato sauce
1 can (398 mL) petite diced tomatoes , undrained
1 chopped zuccini
3 cups wide egg noodles , uncooked
3/4 cup ricotta cheese
1-1/4 cups Shredded mozzarella Cheese , divided
3 Tbsp. Parmesan Grated Cheese , divided

Instructions

In large saucepan brown beef with onion. Add broth, tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce and diced tomatoes; stir. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Add zucchini. Add noodles; simmer on medium heat 10 min. or until tender.

Mix ricotta, 1/2 cup shredded cheese, 2 Tbsp. Parmesan until blended.

Combine remaining shredded cheese and Parmesan

Top each serving of soup with 2 Tbsp. of the ricotta mixture.

Sprinkle with shredded cheese mixture.