I decided today, to share my go-to meal. My 5-yr old made an “about my mom” book for me in kindergarten for mother’s day. It said my favorite food was “luznyo” (lasagna)– not because it is, but because I make it SO often. It is the one meal that I make that EVERYONE in my family eats. Even the baby now. Yippee!! Isn’t that a great feeling – to only make one meal that feeds 5 hungry people (3 of them under 6-yrs old!) with minimal complaining!
This is also a great one to make in a foil tin, and bring to the newest mommies and daddies you know. I throw in a Caesar salad (with roasted corn for an extra yummy addition), some Italian soda. Mmm-mmm good.
1 lb box rigatoni (or penne or farfale)
1 lb ground turkey (also fine with beef)
1 26-oz jar spaghetti sauce
1 15-oz ricotta
1 cup mozzarella
preheat 350 degrees
boil the pasta as directed. rinse.
brown the meat. add the sauce. simmer 5 minutes. (**I add some garlic salt and italian seasoning)
in large bowl, stir together the ricotta and egg. add the cooked noodles.
in 13x9, layer 1/2 of the meat mixture.
cover with all of the noodle mixture.
top with remaining 1/2 of meat.
sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
bake 25-30 minutes.