Easy Homemade Lasagna

Easy Homemade Lasagna

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Easy Homemade Lasagna

Do you allow your children to help you in the kitchen? I have always let mine help me in the kitchen because it is one of my favorite memories from my own childhood. My mom always allowed me to help in the kitchen and it was always fun spending time with her too. When I was asked by Prego to share a recipe with you, I immediately thought of my homemade lasagna, which is so easy to make! With this recipe, frozen lasagna will be a thing of the past.

I had to run to the grocery store this morning because I totally forgot to pick up mozzarella cheese when I picked up the other ingredients to make my lasagna. So we headed off to the grocery store to grab the mozzarella cheese. Then we came back home and my son grabbed his stool so that he could be tall enough to help me in the kitchen. I had him help me pull out the frying pan out from underneath the counter.

Now, don’t be afraid to ask your children to do things in the kitchen – they usually enjoy helping out. Plus, they are busy learning life skills that will serve them in the future too!

You will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 to 1.5 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 small container of cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • lasagna noodles
  • 67 oz of Prego Traditional spaghetti sauce

And here is how you make it!

  1. Brown hamburger meat and drain.
  2. Pour in bottle of spaghetti sauce and stir. You don’t have to warm the sauce.
  3. Spoon about 1/3 of the sauce into a large casserole pan.
  4. Then add a layer of lasagna noodles (you don’t need to cook them). You can overlap it a little bit so that the pan is covered as much as possible.
  5. In a small container, mix cottage cheese and 1 egg together. You can omit the egg if you want. If you don’t care for cottage cheese, you can substitute for ricotta cheese.
  6. Then layer the cottage cheese on top of the noodles.
  7. Next add 2 cups of mozzarella cheese so that it covers the cottage cheese.

Let Your Kids Help in the Kitchen

  1. Then sprinkle about a 1/4 of cup of parmesan cheese on top of the mozzarella.
  2. Spoon about 1/2 of remaining spaghetti sauce over the cheese.
  3. Then add another layer of lasagna noodles.

Making Homemade Lasagna

  1. Spread the remaining spaghetti sauce over the noodles.
  2. Top with the remaining two cups of mozzarella cheese.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Cover with foil and bake for 55 minutes.
  5. Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Mueller’s no boil lasagna.

Do you allow your children to help you cook dinner? Have you tried making your own homemade lasagna?

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13 responses to “Easy Homemade Lasagna”

  1. Robin Masshole mommy Avatar
    Robin Masshole mommy

    We are ltalian, so there is no other way to make homemade lasagna. And yes I do love my kids help sometimes 🙂

  2. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle Avatar

    I make lasagna all the time for the family. I’ll have to try this recipe. It’s much easier than the one I usually make.

  3. Cascia @ Healthy Moms Mag Avatar

    Sometimes I don’t have the patience to let my kids help me in the kitchen. Although, my nine-year-old helped me make muffins this afternoon. My husband loves to cook and he always lets the kids help. Your lasagna recipe sounds delicous. Have a great weekend.

  4. Elizabeth H. Avatar
    Elizabeth H.

    I don’t have any kids to help me in the kitchen. Anyway, this lasagna looks yummy. Have a good day.

  5. lisa Avatar

    I don’t make lasagna that often but this is how I make it when I do! I love how easy this recipe is!

  6. Lynndee Avatar

    I LOVE lasagna. Actually, all of us over here love it. Now, I want to make me a lasagna too. Nom nom!

  7. Ourfamilyworld Avatar

    That looks delicious. My family loves lasagna, too. Your recipe sounds really easy. I would love to try this.

  8. Ricci Avatar

    I have never made homemade lasagna before because it always seems intimidating but this looks easy!! I need to make this!!

  9. Chubskulit Rose Avatar

    My kids love to help me in the kitchen. I think every parent should allow their kids, that’s a good start to develop their interest in cooking.

  10. HilLesha Avatar

    Lasagna is a favorite in my household, too! My personal favorite is vegetable lasagna. I have actually never made it myself before, though.

  11. CourtneyLynne Avatar

    Ooooo your lasagna looks absolutely delicious!!!! Italian food is always a hit in our household. Will have to give this a try!

  12. Mimi Green Avatar

    This looks really good, I’ve not had lasagna in a while. I’m long overdue.

  13. Corina Ramos Avatar

    We had lasagna last week….my favorite dish but it goes straight to my hips ;). My grandson is too young to help out in the kitchen but I can’t wait for that.