Inside-Out Lasagna

Ingredients:

  • 1pkg (12oz) uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1.25 lbs lean ground beef or Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 jar (26oz) marinara sauce
  • 1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes in juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 container (32oz) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups (8oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup (2oz) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp snipped fresh parsley or 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Place chopped onions and ground beef in skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking beef into small crumbles. Press garlic into beef mixture. Stir in pasta cause and tomatoes; remove from heat.
  3. In mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs with a whisk. Add cheeses, parsley, salt and black pepper; mix well.
  4. To assemble lasagna, place cooked pasta into the bottom of a 13×9 pan. Top with meat mixture. Spoon ricotta mixture over sauce; spread evenly. Bake uncovered, 1 hour or until ricotta mixture is set and lightly browned.



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