Busy MOMs Lasagna

Need a comforting food that is fit for the busy family?

Busy MOMs Lasagna via MOMables.com

I’m all about comfort food: wholesome, quick, easy, and convenient food. When it comes to dinner, I don’t have life as organized as I’d like; especially mid-week, when deadlines begin to pile up and activities are plentiful.

While you may think, I’ll just pop a frozen lasagna pan in the oven, and it will be ready for dinner, ask yourself this: How many times have you realized that it’s 5:45 and that lasagna pan will take more than an hour in the oven? While a traditional version of lasagna is made in a pan, this alternative will make you rethink how “complicated” you view the lasagna-making process.

The solution for busy parents is lasagna in a bowl. Inspired by this photo I stumbled upon on Pinterest from Framed Cooks, the recipe is my own.  You want to add meat, chicken, or veggies? Go ahead; add those too.

This is a basic guide to modifying your favorite lasagna and a fantastic way to put dinner together from fridge leftovers by using a few simple pantry staples. Best of all: My kids LOVE this in a thermos for lunch! You’ve been warned—make extra.

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Busy MOMs Lasagna – MOMables

Busy MOMs Lasagna via MOMables.com
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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4
  • Cuisine: Dinner

Ingredients

  • 8 lasagna noodles, broken in half
  • 12 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 1/4 cups ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and add a tablespoon of salt. Add the lasagna noodles, and cook according to the package instructions. When tender, remove and drain.
  2. While you’re waiting for the water to boil, chop the spinach.
  3. In a bowl, mix the spinach, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano.
  4. Heat the mixture in a small pot over low heat for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. In a separate pot, warm the marinara sauce.
  6. Time to assemble! Line up four soup bowls, and ladle some marinara sauce into each bowl (about ¼ cup)
  7. Top the marinara sauce with two noodles. Scoop ¼ of the cheese/spinach mixture on top of the two noodles.
  8. Top again with the two final noodles, the remaining sauce, and some shredded mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

 

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Mom to 3 awesome people and MOMables CEO. I work hard in my kitchen so you don't have to. I'm obsessed with tacos and coffee -not always in that order.