Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Pink Lasagna

We love lasagna!  All five of the people in my house - including Paisley - just adore this dish!  After all what's not to love about a ton of cheese and pasta?!?  And instead of red sauce, my sauce is PINK!

Let me begin with a small disclaimer.  John and I are not Italian - not even the teeniest tiniest bit.  That's no surprise when it come to me but most people assume that John is at least a little bit Italian.
 I am putting this disclaimer here because this lasagna, my pink lasagna, is how we love lasagna... but it's not a very traditional lasagna.  

Did I mention the sauce is PINK! 

Your Shopping List for my Pink Lasagna:

  • one package Whole Wheat Lasagna (I use no boil)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 - 28oz can tomato puree
  • 1 packet Italian Dressing Mix
  • 1 - 15 oz container ricotta cheese 
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese 
  • olive oil

These two ingredients are what makes this lasagna so so so easy! 

Now Let's Make the Pink Lasagna:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and oil a 9x13 casserole dish
  2. In a pan, cook your ground beef in olive oil until brown and crumbly - drain and set aside to cool
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the tomato puree, ricotta cheese, Italian Dressing packet, and 2 eggs until well mixed *your sauce should look pink*
  4. Mix in two cups of the mozzarella cheese and the cooled ground beef
  5. Using a soup ladle, spread one spoon of sauce/cheese/beef mixture on the bottom of your casserole dish
  6. Next place a layer of whole wheat lasagna sheets - I use no boil which I highly recommend
  7. On top of the pasta, place another layer or the sauce/cheese/beef mixture
  8. Continue alternating pasta and sauce layers, finishing with a sauce layer (mine had 3 layers with 4 sheets of pasta per layer) 
  9. Top the entire casserole with remaining cup of mozzarella cheese and the cup or parmesan cheese
  10. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes until the edges of the casserole are nice and brown
  11. Allow lasagna to sit for 10 minutes before cutting and serving


  1. Oh mercy... I've been trying to bribe my mom into making her homemade lasagna ... MMMM

  2. Looks simply lovely--- especially as I'm on a cleanse today- haha!

    1. Cleanse day is definitely not the day to be reading recipes or looking at pictures of food lol. I swear Pinterest is the downfall of all my diets!



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