5 Family Friendly Dinner Recipes

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1) Lasagna (1 of 5)

Lasagna

1) Lasagna (1 of 5)

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Try these family friendly recipes when you’re out of ideas.

These delicious recipes will have your family wanting more!

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt
  • 4 ounces lasagna noodles
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound ground organic meatloaf mix, such as beef, pork or veal
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 6 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup basil, sliced

Preparation

  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Fill a wide pot with water and some salt and bring to boil.
  3. Add the noodles and cook al dente, about 11 minutes.
  4. Drain.
  5. Transfer to cutting board and cut across in halves.
  6. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Add the meat and cook until browned.
  8. Add the tomato sauce and red pepper flakes and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  9. Add the spinach, then the ricotta and bring to a low simmer.
  10. Season with salt and remove from the heat. Toss the mozzarella cheese and 4 tablespoons parmesan in a bowl.
  11. Cover the bottom of an 8-inch-square baking dish with a layer of slightly overlapping lasagna noodles. (Look at pictures if you need to).
  12. Top with half meat sauce and half cheese mixture.
  13. Repeat with next layer.
  14. Cover with the remaining noodles and sprinkle with remainingĀ  parmesan.
  15. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and broil until golden and bubbly, 3 to 5 minutes.
  16. Garnish with basil.

 

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