Main Dish

Baked Spasagna

We love, love, love this dish! Crazy name but really makes sense, Lasagna and Spaghetti together makes Spasagna. This really is an amazing dish, if you love pasta and cheese, this is for you! A recipe from plainchicken.com.

Baked Spasagna

24 oz spaghetti
*32 oz (2 lbs) mozzarella cheese, grated
8 oz ricotta cheese
8 oz sour cream
1¼ cups half-and-half
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese , divided
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp salt
1 jar (26oz) spaghetti sauce
1 lb italian sausage or ground beef (I used turkey sausage)

Cook spaghetti according to package directions, drain. Preheat oven to 350°.

In large bowl, stir together mozzarella, ricotta, sour cream, half-and-half, half the Parmesan cheese, oregano, basil, pepper, garlic, and salt.  Add cooked spaghetti and toss until well coated. Pour into 9×13 pan lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Top with remaining Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes.

While pasta is baking, prepare meat sauce. Brown Italian sausage in skillet. Drain, add spaghetti sauce and simmer. Remove pasta from oven.  Cut into squares and top with meat sauce.

*I used half the amount of cheese called for, still amazing and cheesy

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Main Dish

Beef & Sausage Butternut Squash Lasagna

I love finding new products that taste terrific, and this pasta sauce is a new favorite.  Dave’s Gourmet Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce, I usually buy it at Costco but I have also seen it at grocery stores.  This is a lasagna I made using this incredible tasting sauce.

                       

1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb ground sausage
1 cup chopped onion
salt & pepper
1 jar Dave’s Gourmet Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, with basil, garlic & oregano
1 can (14.5 oz) diced fire roasted tomates
1 (15 oz) ricotta cheese
2 eggs
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 pkg no-boil lasagne noodles

Preheat oven to 375°.  In large skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef, sausage, and onion, drain and season with salt and pepper.  Add pasta sauce and both cans diced tomatoes.

In medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese, eggs, 2 cups mozzarella, and Parmesan.

Spray 13×9 baking pan with no-stick spray.  Spread 1½ cups meat sauce on bottom of pan.  Layer ingredients in following order:
4 noodles, overlapping, 1/3 of ricotta mixture, 1/3 of meat sauce, 1/3 of mozzarella.  Repeat two more times, ending with mozzarella on top.  Set baking pan on cookie sheet in case of spill over.  Bake for 45-50 minutes, covering last 15 minutes with foil.  Remove and let stand 15 minutes before serving.

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