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Monday, October 22, 2012

Lasagna without the fuss

I know we like to have a good lasagna, especially in the winter, but to be honest, I don't like the amount of work nor the time it takes to prepare and then bake and then clean up the inevitable mess in my oven.  Well here is a version that probably takes an hour or less and sounds pretty darned good ...... I will definitely be trying this one VERY soon.

Tupperware Lasagna 
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 
Break up ground beef into TupperWave® Stack Cooker Colander and stack on top of 3-Qt./3 L Casserole. Place garlic in base of Chop 'N Prep Chef. Cover and pull cord 4-5 times until finely chopped. Place minced garlic on top of ground beef, cover and microwave on high 3-4 minutes.

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.

I'm still finding all the wonderful things that this Stack Cooker can do - and I know I've just scratched the surface.  Who knew you could make great meals in the microwave?

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Lisa Weidknecht said...

I've never made lasagna. It always seemed like way too much work. I was just easier to go out to eat and order it. LOL.

Carolyn Colley said...

I make a pretty good las, but not too often because its very expensive to make, your recipe sounds really good