Microwave Lasagna: An Easy, Family Recipe

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If I can make this dish to great success, anyone can.


Courtesy of Real Simple Magazine, this homemade lasagna is quick to assemble and cooks in the microwave.  It is easy, my kids loved it and it involves a green vegetable.

Win, win, win.



1 15-ounce container ricotta
4 cups baby spinach, chopped (about 4 ounces)
2 cups grated mozzarella (8 ounces)
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan (1 1/2 ounces)
kosher salt and black pepper
1 24-ounce jar marinara sauce (2 3/4 cups)
6 no-boil lasagna noodles

In a bowl, combine the ricotta, spinach, 1 ½ cups of the mozzarella, ¼ cup of the Parmesan, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
In the bottom of a microwave-safe 8-inch square baking dish, spread ½ cup of the sauce.
Top the sauce with 2 lasagna noodles, ½ cup of sauce, and half the ricotta mixture. Repeat.
Top with the remaining lasagna noodles, sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan.
Cover with wax or parchment paper, then a plate. Microwave on high (power level 10) until the noodles are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


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