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Friday, July 25, 2014

Easy Lasagna Bake

8 oz cooked rigatoni pasta 
-cook 5 mins less than directions say
1 lb lean hamburger
1/2 small onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
-Brown together and then add:
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 -15 oz can petite diced tomatoes
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp thyme
2 bay leaves
2 tsp sugar
-simmer on low for 20 mins. 
Remove bay leaves. 
While sauce is simmering, mix together:
16 oz tube of ricotta cheese
1/4 cup parmasean cheese 
1/2 cup motzarella cheese 
1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
1 tsp basil
2 eggs
Spread 1/2 of meat sauce in a 9x13 baking dish, then all noodles, and then all ricotta mixture. 
Last spread remaining sauce and top with more mozzarella cheese.

Bake covered at 350 degrees for 45-50 mins. 
Remove foil and bake for 10 more mins. 

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