Saturday, February 21, 2015

Freezer meal: Poor man's lasagna

I wanted to keep one of the casseroles I made of this. It just sounded so amazingly delicious! Just throw everything for lasagna into a casserole--genius!

Pour man's lasagna-adapted from Fabulessly Frugal
Total time: 45 minutes
Makes two 8x8 pans
  • 8 ounces dried pasta of your choice (I used medium shells)
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 16 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 24 ounce jar pasta sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
Cook the pasta according to package directions in a large pot. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, brown the Italian sausage then drain off the fat. Drain the pasta then return to the pot while still hot. Mix in the ricotta and cream cheese, and stir until combined and the cream cheese is melted. Mix in the Italian sausage and pasta sauce. Pour the pasta mixture into two 8x8 inch baking dishes. Top with mozzarella cheese. Cover and store in freezer bags. 

To make after freezing: Thaw in the refrigerator. Uncover and cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

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