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Volume III
December 9, 2010

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Lazy Day Overnight Lasagna

Serves 12


1 pound ground beef or mild Italian sausage
1 (28-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 cup water
1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 egg
8 ounces uncooked lasagna noodles
1 (16-ounce) package sliced mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1. In large skillet, cook ground beef over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain well. Add spaghetti sauce and water; blend well.

2. In medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, chives, oregano and egg; mix well.

3. In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish or lasagna pan, spread 1 1/2 cups of the meat sauce. Top with half each of noodles, ricotta cheese mixture and mozzarella cheese. Repeat with 1 1/2 cups meat sauce and remaining noodles, ricotta cheese mixture and mozzarella cheese. Top with remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover; refrigerate 12 hours or overnight.

4. Heat oven to 350°F. Uncover baking dish; bake 50 to 60 minutes or until noodles are tender and casserole is bubbly. Cover; let stand 15 minutes before serving.

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