Rachel's Recipes

Microwave Lasagna

Posted on: February 27, 2011

While this lasagna does not beat my grandmother’s recipe, it is one of the best meals that I’ve ever had prepped and cooked in 30 minutes.

Ingredients
15 oz ricotta cheese
4 ounces baby spinach, chopped (I used frozen since I had it on hand)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, reserving 1/2 cup
1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
24 oz marinara sauce
6 no-boil lasagna noodles

Directions
Combine the ricotta, spinach, 1-1/2 cupsmozzarella, 1/4 cup Parmesan, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

In the bottom of a microwave-safe 8 inch square baking dish, spread 1/2 cup of the sauce. Top with two lasagna noodles, 1/2 cup of sauce and half the ricotta mixture. Repeat, rotating the direction of the noodles. Top the lasagna with the remaining two lasagna noodles and the remaining sauce.

The recipes says to then top the lasagna with the 1/2 cup remaining mozzarella and 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan. However, mine ended up sticking when I covered it with the wax paper in the next step so I would wait to add the cheese until the last couple minutes.

Cover lasagna with wax or parchment paper, then place a plate on top on top. Microwave on high power until the noodles are tender, about 15-20 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Source: Real Simple

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