RECIPE: Beefy Spinach Lasagna La’ad (forever)

Beefy Spinach Lasagna La’ad (forever)

beef lasagne with side salad


1-1 1/2  pounds ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped

1 T. fresh garlic, chopped

1 T. dried basil leaves, chopped

1 jar marinara sauce

1 container (15 oz.) ricotta cheese

1 package (8-10 oz.) frozen spinach, thawed

½ cup grated parmesan cheese

2-3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1 box lasagna noodles



Cook meat, onion and garlic in large skillet over medium heat until meat is cooked through. Add basil and marinara sauce, heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat, simmer uncovered until slightly thickened, approximately 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook noodles as directed on package. While noodles are cooking, mix ricotta cheese, ¼ cup parmesan cheese, and spinach. Set aside. Drain noodles. Spread ½ of meat sauce mixture in ungreased rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2. Layer with noodles, spread ½ of cheese mixture over noodles, sprinkle with ½ of mozzarella cheese. Repeat. Top with noodles. Cover with remaining parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil and bake 30-40 minutes. Uncover and bake another 10-15 minutes until cheese on top is hot, bubbly and starts to brown. Remove from oven, let stand at least 15 minutes, up to 30 minutes before serving.