Sunday, June 17, 2012

Tour of Italy ~ Day 17... Lazy Day Lasagna

It's Sunday and it's Father's day, which means for us here at the pantry a Lazy Day of celebrating our TOP MAN of the house. We think you are the best and we love you. And keeping with Harris tradition the kids took Dad (and Mom) out for dinner, so for the topic of Italian we wanted to post Dad's favorite lazy day dish....

Lazy Day Lasagna

Makes 4-6 servings

1 jar (26 oz.) spaghetti sauce ( .99 on sale)
2 cups water (free)
4 large cloves garlic, minced ( .12)
4 cups egg noodles, uncooked (.89 a box)
1 cup Ricotta Cheese (for better savings I use Cottage Cheese @ .62 a cup)
3 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Basil (.46)
1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese (.78... I buy my cheese in bulk bricks and grate my own)
3 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan Cheese (.42)

I love this recipe from Kraft, I use it all the time.
It can be made on the stove top or mixed all together and baked.

To make:
BRING spaghetti sauce, water and garlic to boil in large skillet. Stir in noodles; cover.
COOK on medium-low heat 12 min. or just until noodles are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir.
MIX ricotta and basil; drop spoonfuls over noodle mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses; cover. Let stand 5 min. until mozzarella is melted.

Total cost of this meal for is $4.28 (served with Homemade Bread sticks... $5.46)

1 comment:

  1. So excited to see you taking the challenge with us! Keep it up, LOVE the recipes--maybe we'll get a guest post from you sometime? Thanks!

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