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Make-Ahead Lasagna

 
Make-Ahead Lasagna
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One serving costs about $1.79

$1.79 per serving

226 people like this recipe

226 likes

This recipe is ready in 90 minutes

Ready in 1 hour and 30 minutes

12 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner mediterranean,european,italian
spoonacular Score:64%

Spoonacular Score: 64%

 

Make-Ahead Lasagna might be just the Mediterranean recipe you are searching for. One serving contains 532 calories, 32g of protein, and 32g of fat. This recipe serves 12 and costs $1.79 per serving. Head to the store and pick up pizza sauce, part-skim mozzarella cheese, no-cook lasagna noodles, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the eggs you could follow this main course with the Rose Levy Beranbaum's Chocolate Tomato Cake with Mystery Ganache as a dessert. 226 people have tried and liked this recipe. It works best as a main course, and is done in around 1 hour and 30 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 67%. This score is pretty good. Similar recipes include Make-Ahead Lasagna Rolls, Vanessa's Make-Ahead Beefy Lasagna, and Make-Ahead White Chicken Lasagna.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp dried parsley flakes
dried parsley flakes
2
2  eggs
eggs
1 lb
1 lb ground beef
ground beef
1 lb
1 lb italian sausage links
italian sausage links
12
12  lasagna noodles
lasagna noodles
14 oz
14 oz marinara sauce
marinara sauce
0.5 cups
0.5 cups parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
16 oz
16 oz shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps pepper
pepper
15 oz
15 oz canned pizza sauce
canned pizza sauce
15 oz
15 oz ricotta cheese
ricotta cheese
1 Tbsp dried parsley flakes
1 Tbsp
dried parsley flakes
2  eggs
2
eggs
1 lb ground beef
1 lb
ground beef
1 lb italian sausage links
1 lb
italian sausage links
12  lasagna noodles
12
lasagna noodles
14 oz marinara sauce
14 oz
marinara sauce
0.5 cups parmesan cheese
0.5 cups
parmesan cheese
16 oz shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
16 oz
shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
0.5 tsps pepper
0.5 tsps
pepper
15 oz canned pizza sauce
15 oz
canned pizza sauce
15 oz ricotta cheese
15 oz
ricotta cheese

Equipment

baking pan
baking pan
bowl
bowl
baking pan
baking pan
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Taste of Home

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.26
Ingredient
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
2 eggs
1 pound ground beef
1 pound italian sausage links
12 lasagna noodles
14 ounces marinara sauce
½ cups parmesan cheese
16 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
½ teaspoons pepper
15 ounces canned pizza sauce
15 ounces ricotta cheese
Price
$0.21
$0.48
$3.52
$4.05
$1.92
$1.56
$1.05
$5.02
$0.03
$1.67
$7.55
$27.06

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you are concerned about BPA-linings in canned products, look for tomato products packaged in glass, as acidic foods like tomatoes are more likely to leach BPA from the lining. You might also look for low-sodium versions or the label "no salt added" to cut down on unnecessary sodium.

  • You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.

  • 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).

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

Cooking Tips

  • 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.

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

Green Tips

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

  • 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
532 Calories
32g Protein
32g Total Fat
27g Carbs
11% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
532
27%

Fat
32g
50%

  Saturated Fat
14g
93%

Carbohydrates
27g
9%

  Sugar
4g
5%

Cholesterol
127mg
43%

Sodium
1004mg
44%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
32g
64%

Selenium
46µg
67%

Phosphorus
459mg
46%

Calcium
453mg
45%

Zinc
4mg
30%

Vitamin B12
1µg
28%

Vitamin B2
0.42mg
25%

Vitamin B3
4mg
20%

Vitamin B6
0.4mg
20%

Manganese
0.39mg
20%

Vitamin B1
0.29mg
19%

Potassium
575mg
16%

Iron
2mg
15%

Vitamin A
711IU
14%

Magnesium
53mg
13%

Copper
0.24mg
12%

Vitamin B5
0.95mg
10%

Vitamin E
1mg
9%

Fiber
1g
8%

Folate
29µg
7%

Vitamin C
5mg
7%

Vitamin K
6µg
6%

Vitamin D
0.39µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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