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Easy Gift Lasagna

 
One serving costs about $1.06

$1.06 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

12 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner mediterranean,european,italian
spoonacular Score:40%

Spoonacular Score: 40%

 

Easy Gift Lasagna might be just the main course you are searching for. For 90 cents per serving, this recipe covers 8% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe makes 12 servings with 243 calories, 14g of protein, and 13g of fat each. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. If you have lasagna noodles - according to package instructions, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. This recipe is typical of Mediterranean cuisine. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 42%. This score is pretty good. Try Shortcut Skillet Sausage Lasagna {Plus a $250 Gift Card Giveaway}, Easy Parmesan Crackers ($50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway), and Easy Lasagna for similar recipes.

Lasagne works really well with Sangiovese, Chianti, and Montepulciano. Lasagna pairs well with medium-bodied red wine with higher acidity. Sangiovese, Montepulciano, and Chianti all fit the bill. One wine you could try is Felsina Chianti Colli Senesi. It has 4.1 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 21 dollars.

Felsina Chianti Colli Senesi

Deep ruby with violet hues. A fruity bouquet of berries and brushwood is well integrated with light, pleasing spice. Round and mellow on the palate, with a delightful finish of red fruit and vanilla.

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
9
9  cooked lasagna noodles
cooked lasagna noodles
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
1 cup
1 cup fresh parmesan cheese
fresh parmesan cheese
1 container
1 container ricotta cheese
ricotta cheese
4 cups
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
shredded mozzarella cheese
1
1  spaghetti sauce
spaghetti sauce
9  cooked lasagna noodles
9
cooked lasagna noodles
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps
olive oil
1 cup fresh parmesan cheese
1 cup
fresh parmesan cheese
1 container ricotta cheese
1 container
ricotta cheese
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
4 cups
shredded mozzarella cheese
1  spaghetti sauce
1
spaghetti sauce

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Prepare Sauce according to instructions and set aside.
  2. Prepare Lasagna noodles according to package instructions be sure to salt the water. After drained, toss with olive oil to help prevent sticking
  3. Cut Lasagna noodles to the required length to fit in the pan. Save the smaller pieces as you may need to piece them together while making the lasagna.
  4. Set your containers out in a row in front of you. Coat the bottom of each pan with one large spoonful of sauce. Then begin to layer noodles, Spoonfulls of ricotta cheese that are sufficient to coat the noodles, several spoonfuls of sauce to make a layer over the ricotta, shredded mozzarella to cover the sauce then repeat starting with the noodles again. Should make 2-3 layers depending on depth of pan. End with layer of Mozzarella cheese and sprinkle the parmesan over the top.
  5. Cover with the included top and label with a sharpie marker name of dish, instructions for preparation and date of preparation. Use by date.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.53
Ingredient
9 cooked lasagna noodles
2 Tbsps olive oil
1 cup fresh parmesan cheese
1 container ricotta cheese
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Price
$1.44
$0.33
$2.11
$7.55
$6.88
$18.31

Tips

Health Tips

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
304 Calories
17g Protein
17g Total Fat
17g Carbs
7% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
304
15%

Fat
17g
27%

  Saturated Fat
9g
60%

Carbohydrates
17g
6%

  Sugar
1g
1%

Cholesterol
53mg
18%

Sodium
399mg
17%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
17g
36%

Selenium
26µg
38%

Calcium
364mg
37%

Phosphorus
285mg
29%

Vitamin B12
1µg
18%

Zinc
2mg
14%

Vitamin B2
0.22mg
13%

Manganese
0.21mg
10%

Vitamin A
475IU
10%

Magnesium
26mg
7%

Copper
0.08mg
4%

Iron
0.65mg
4%

Potassium
120mg
3%

Vitamin B6
0.07mg
3%

Vitamin E
0.49mg
3%

Folate
11µg
3%

Fiber
0.67g
3%

Vitamin K
2µg
3%

Vitamin B5
0.26mg
3%

Vitamin B1
0.04mg
3%

Vitamin B3
0.46mg
2%

Vitamin D
0.26µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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