Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Poor Man's Lasagna

The other day, I found a recipe on Pinterest that linked me to Mommy's Kitchen. As I was browsing through all of the recipes, I ran into one called Poor Man's Lasagna. Larry loves any kind of pasta with sauce & cheese so I thought I'd give it a try. Sure enough, it was a hit! I am adding it to "My Favorites" since it is SO easy & he loved it!!





2 - packages (7.25 oz) Macaroni & Cheese
1 - lb ground beef
1 - Jar Spaghetti Sauce (use your favorite)
1 - (8oz) package mozzarella cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare the macaroni and cheese according to package directions.
While the macaroni is cooking, brown and drain the ground beef.
Add the ground beef to the prepared macaroni and cheese.
Mix in the spaghetti sauce and add to a greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
Top with mozzarella cheese.
Cover with foil sprayed with baking spray and bake for 25 minutes until heated through and bubbly.

Another way she posted to assemble the lasagna: Spoon half of the prepared macaroni and cheese into lightly greased 9 x 13 inch square baking dish. Add half of the spaghetti sauce and then the remaining macaroni and cheese. Add the rest of the spaghetti sauce and top with mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes or until heated through and bubbly.

I made corn for a side & could easily see this being added as a layer to the "lasagna". Next time, I may add pepperoni and black olives. Maybe even some green onions!

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