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Twenty Minute Lasagna

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine spaghetti sauce mix, mushroom gravy mix, tomato paste, water and oil. Bring to a boil and stir in ground beef. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. In a 9x13 inch baking dish layer the noodles, sauce and cheese; repeat layers, ending with cheese.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 23, 2004

I was looking for something simple and tasty, and I found it! I've been using this recipe for almost a couple years now and it's great. I've just made a couple changes. I found that, for my taste, that the noodles could be a bit more done than what they come out if you make the recipe to the letter. So, I now make my lasagna ahead of time, earlier in the day for an evening meal, or the night before for an afternoon meal. I've then adjusted the cooking time to between 30-40 minutes (since I take it directly from fridge to oven, and it may be more or less time depending on your oven) and by letting it sit a while like that, the sauce kind of pre-softens the noodles just enough. I also add to the sauce right before I spoon it into the layers about 16-20 oz of cottage cheese to it to give it that ricotta feel/taste (or, you can use ricotta if you're so inclined!) I also use ground turkey, which tastes great! :)

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
May 08, 2003

The sauce is very good in this recipe.... but I really suggest cooking the lasagna noodles!!!! It was still undercooked and chewy in some places and hard in others!!! I think next time I make this I'll definately cook the noodles or better yet, use the new lasagna noodles you don't cook that is on the market now. Thanks Sharon!

 

21 Ratings

May 08, 2003

I didn't think dry spaghetti sauce would taste so good. Boy was I wrong. It's quick,it's easy, and it tastes great.

 
Jun 24, 2007

Word to the wise...COOK THE NOODLES first..then layer with the sauce and cheese! This a major step that was left out in the cooking directions...unless of course you like to eat raw noodles!

 
Jan 18, 2009

It was good for a quick and easy lasagna. I made the mistake of printing off the shopping list and sending my girlfriend to the store for me, the list only has 1/2 Ounce of cheese when you print it. It still came out good, and the sauce I really enjoyed.

 
Apr 03, 2008

I used this recipe as a starting point for my own lasagne. Instead of using regular spaghetti sauce I used a 4 cheese red sauce and used a blend of 4 cheeses between layers & as a topping...which made this an ultimately cheesy lasagne...all 7 of us loved it and went back for seconds...and thirds.

 
Oct 25, 2007

This was fantastic. I had never used dry sauce mix, but it was great. I did cook the noodles before putting them in the pan. That part was time consuming.

 
Oct 19, 2008

Really good but needed to cook it longer than 20 minutes in order for the noodles to be done. But it was really really good.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 355 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 21.4 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 1224 mg
  • 49%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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