Pink Lasagna

I have to admit, I’m a frozen lasagna girl. It is easy, I usually buy it on sale, and my family doesn’t LOVE lasagna, so they don’t care how gourmet it tastes. I happen to like lasagna and would love to serve it more frequently at our home, so I decided to try a “pink” version, since my pink pasta recipe seems to sneak into dinner plans several times a month.

Speaking of lasagna and picky eaters… you can hide a lot of vegetables in spaghetti sauce without altering the tastes significantly. Just put the spaghetti sauce in the blender along with a few carrots, zucchini, spinach, etc… and blend. Your kids won’t know the difference!

Pink Lasagna

Ingredients

  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • 1 box no boil noodles
  • 16 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 to 1 pound mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romana cheese
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • shredded zucchini or spinach leaves (optional)

Mix the spaghetti sauce and heavy cream in a bowl.

In a greased 9×13 pan layer: noodles, pink sauce, ricotta cheese, vegetables (optional), shredded mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese. Repeat with remainder of the same ingredients to make second layer, sprinkling Parmesan cheese on the top.

Bake according to the directions on the pasta box. Usually it is about 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Serve with whole wheat rolls and tossed salad.

This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday.

Comments

  1. Lasagne with pink sauce sounds really good – and the ingredients sure sound lovely – rich and creamy!

  2. This looks delicious and I love that you can add spinach. (Also love that it’s meatless – I’m always on the lookout for veg. lasagna recipes.) I just bought a huge bag of baby spinach so I think I will try this out this week. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. YUM! I love lasagna’s versatility. As you said, you can pretty much sneak anything into pasta sauce – not to mention the fact that as far as I’m concerned, the more veggies in lasagna, the better! This looks/sounds delicious!

    Stopping by from Tasty Tuesdays!

  4. Oh – that heavy cream in there would be really tasty!

  5. This looks absolutely delicious! I happen to love lasagna, it is definitely my favorite meal. I’ll have to try out this recipe 🙂 Thanks for sharing it!

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