June 5, 2008


Here is my offering in the lasagna category. I give you...Lasagna Alfredo!

1 lb. ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 c ricotta cheese
2 eggs
lasagna noodles (I used the no-boil variety for the sake of time.)
16 oz Alfredo sauce (I used a bottle of Ragu Classic Alfredo. I've never claimed to be Martha Steward but I don't want anyone to compare me to Sandra Lee either! What can I say...it was easier!)
1 cup of tomatoes, diced
1 roasted red pepper, diced
2 cups of Italian Three Cheese blend

Brown the beef in a skillet. When the meat is just about finished, add the garlic and diced onion. Drain off any fat. Set aside.

Mix the 2 cups of ricotta with the two eggs and add a dash of salt and pepper.

Combine the cup of diced tomatoes and the jar of Alfredo (or your own homemade Alfredo sauce, if you must).

Build the lasagna in a 9X13 in baking dish in the following order:

  • thin layer of Alfredo sauce/tomato mix in the bottom of the dish if you are using no-boil noodles
  • a layer of noodles
  • half of the Alfredo sauce/tomato mixture
  • half of the meat and onion
  • spread half of the ricotta cheese mixture over the meat
  • 1 cup of cheese
  • scatter half of the roasted red pepper

Complete this order once more to finish the lasagna.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

I hope this dish will redeem me from my fall in the Strawberry Battle. And now, I guess I'm off to the challenge that Beth has put in front of me. I hope you enjoy the lasagna but leave room for the Valrhona Chocolate Cake!


Beth said...

YUM! This looks so good! And I have no problem with using the jar of Alfredo sauce - I'd really need crazy motivation to make that from scratch. Can't wait for the crazy cake!

Jamie said...

Yummy Yummy. Way to go Susan. Great photo too!!

Asha said...

That is excellent! My kids love chicken Alfredo pasta which I do make from scratch!:D
Lasagna Alfredo looks delicious, I will try.
Thanks to Beth for creating a beautiful logo for that award Jamie gave it to me today!:)

Sireesha said...

Lasagna Alfredo looks delicious and yummy yummy........