with no fuss or hours of work
- 1 lb./455 g 85% lean ground beef
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 recipe 15-Minute Marinara (see page 33) or your favorite sauce
- 1 tbsp. Simple Indulgence Italian Herb Seasoning Blend
- 15 oz./425 g container part-skim ricotta cheese
- 1 tsp. coarse kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 4 oz./115 g fresh baby spinach
- 6 to 8 no-cook lasagna noodles
- 6 oz./170 g fresh mozzarella, sliced
Drain away excess fat in the casserole, then mix beef with marinara and seasoning blend in a medium bowl. Place ricotta in a medium bowl and stir in salt, pepper, nutmeg and lemon juice.
In two batches, add spinach to base of Quick Chef® Pro System. Cover and turn handle until roughly chopped.
Spread a thin layer of marinara on the bottom of 3-Qt./3 L Casserole.
Place one whole noodle directly in middle of sauce.
Break another noodle to fit around the center piece to create a layer. Do not overlap.
Place another layer of sauce on top, followed by half the spinach, then half the ricotta.
Place a second layer of noodles, sauce, spinach and ricotta cheese.
Finish with a layer of noodles and sauce on top.
Cover and microwave on 50% power 16 minutes.
Place sliced mozzarella on top of sauce.
Cover and microwave an additional 3 minutes.
Allow lasagna to rest 10 minutes, covered. Cut into squares for serving.
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