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Make Once, Eat Twice Lasagna

Our family loves this recipe along with a green salad and garlic bread. It's so handy to have an extra pan in the freezer when unexpected guests drop in or you need to take a main course to a charity event. —Geri Davis, Prescott, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
  • Makes
    2 lasagnas (12 servings each)

Ingredients

  • 18 lasagna noodles
  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 3 jars (26 ounces each) spaghetti sauce
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 pounds ricotta cheese
  • 6 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, ricotta cheese, 4-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Drain noodles. Spread 1 cup meat sauce in each of 2 greased 13x9-in. baking dishes. Layer each with 3 noodles, 1 cup ricotta mixture and 1-1/2 cups meat sauce. Repeat layers twice. Top with Parmesan cheese and remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover and freeze 1 lasagna for up to 3 months. Cover and bake remaining lasagna at 375° for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
  • To use frozen lasagna: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 375° for 60-70 minutes or until heated through. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 365 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 820mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.

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