"This is based on a recipe that I received from my aunt at my bridal shower about 6 years ago. I finally used it this last year and modified it to make it a quicker meal. Hey, a working wife has to survive somehow! This is a quick, and EASY, alternative to lasagna when you don't have much time, it's great for a weeknight meal! Serve with side salad and garlic bread and you have a quick and yummy meal!
" — jbabb
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uncooked penne pasta
ground Italian sausage
1 (26 ounce) jar
garlic and onion spaghetti sauce (such as Ragu® Robusto® Sauteed Onion & Garlic Pasta Sauce)
shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
I made this and it was really good. I ended up adding an 8 oz can of tomato sauce as it really didn't coat the penne pasta enuf... I also, made it in a 9x13 dish and it was all the way to the top before I added the cheese...I let it bake, then added the cheese to melt...I used more than an 8 oz package...I made this and shared with our neighbor whose birthday was yesterday...She is a real picky eater and she liked it...
Was ok. Maybe next time I'll add garlic to the skillet before cooking the meat. Once it was done, it missed the garlic flavoring per my husband. Quick and easy dish though. Served with salad and toasted bread with butter.
Very simple to assemble - got positive comments from the crew. Only change was to go 1/2 Italian sausage meat, 1/2 ground beef.
Very good. This made a ton. I used broken lasagna noodles instead of penne and a bit more sauce, but I was using a full pound of noodles.
I've been making something like this for a long time, only we called it Jill's Mom's Lasagna and used broken lasagna noodles. This took me fifteen minutes to throw together, from start to finish. I did make one change and use my own homemade spaghetti sauce, which had both sausage and ground beef in it. I made no other changes. This worked out great for me because it used up half a batch of spaghetti sauce and penne pasta that I had sitting around.
Very good! I had a craving for lasagna but wanted something quicker. This fit the bill. Kids loved it. I used one box of penne pasta and a jar and a half of pasta sauce. Made great leftovers and it was very easy to make!
I gave this five stars for it being easy to prepare on a busy night, nice flavor and everyone in the family liking it. Thanks for the quick and yummy weeknight meal!
This is a great weeknight recipe and we usually have leftovers for another meal or lunches. I use riccota cheese and mix in some parmesan and 1 egg for the cheese filling. It doesn't take much more time to mix that up and it gives it a more authentic lasagna flavor. Sometimes I use sliced cooked sweet Italian sausage and layer it in rather than cooking the sausage in the sauce. I actually prefer this to real lasagna, just as good for half the work!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 174
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