Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Lasagna Pasta Dinner - Dinner for 4 in 15 Minutes

We love Lasagna Hamburger Helper - who doesn't?! But I wanted to create my own version at home. A couple of these ingredients I had at home already, so I took a quick trip down to Sav-a-Lot and grabbed some sour cream and mozzarella cheese. 

With just the pasta, meat and sauce, you'd think you were having a spaghetti-like dinner, but it's amazing what big a difference it makes just by adding in the sour cream and mozzarella cheese! You will swear you were eating a lasagna! 

I think the only thing missing from our dinner was some garlic bread, so make sure when you are at the store getting the ingredients for this dinner recipe that you pick up some garlic bread too!

Feeds: 4

Cook Time: 15 minutes

     - 3 cups of uncooked pasta - I used half a 16 oz/1 lb box of Mantia's Rotini
     - 1 lb of ground meat - I used Jennie-O's Ground Turkey
     - 1 jar of marinara-like pasta sauce - I used Ragu's Chunky Tomato, Garlic & Onion
     - 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
     - 1 8 oz container (or 1 cup) of sour cream - I used Daisy's Pure & Natural Sour Cream
     - 2 cups of Mozzarella cheese
     - Optional: Diced or Stewed Tomatoes

You'll Also Need:
     - Large Pot to Cook In
     - Skillet to Brown Meat
     - Spatula
     - Wooden Spoon
     - Measuring Cup & Teaspoon (optional - I eyeballed)

**All ingredients found at my local Sav-a-Lot - not a sponsored post.

Ingredient Notes:
     - Tomatoes: I served my pasta over shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes, so I didn't add any to the pasta, but some fresh diced tomatoes or even canned dice or stewed ones would be a great addition to the pasta.
     - Garlic Powder: You can replace with Italian Seasoning


Step 1: Cook the pasta according to the package - mine was 13 minutes for al dente - meanwhile, brown the meat, drain and set aside.

Step 2: Drain pasta, and return to pot. 

Step 3: Add in meat, sauce and garlic powder, then sour cream and mozzarella. Mix well.
*You can also add in diced tomatoes if you have any.

Now, enjoy :) I served mine with some shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and leftover mozzarella cheese. This meal was a big hit in my house. Todd and I ate some for dinner, and had leftovers the next day for lunch.
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