This recipe is just lacking a few ingredients and adjustment on cooking instructions. Add a few tablespoons to tomato paste and that will keep the sauce from being too watery. Second if its bland add some fresh herbs if you have them on hand or add dried ones instead. I personally added dollops of ricotta because that is what intrigued me about this recipe, but instead of adding it to the plates I transferred the pasta to a baking dish added the ricotta and sprinkled some mozzarella and baked it until the cheese was heated through. After all the adjustments I think this is a pretty solid recipe.
From EatingWell: January/February 2010
Here we take basic lasagna ingredients—ricotta cheese, pasta and tomatoes—and skip the layering and long baking time to make a super-quick and satisfying meal for the whole family. To cut down on prep time, look for presliced mushrooms. For meat lovers, brown some crumbled turkey sausage along with the onions and garlic. Serve with: Steamed broccoli and whole-grain baguette.
51 Reviews for Inside-Out Lasagna
I used low fat mild italian sausage instead of turkey sausage. For some reason turkey sausage makers skimp on the spices, so I find it pretty bland. I also added about a tablespoon of italian seasoning blend because I couldn't find tomatoes with Italian herbs. Finally, I find ricotta by itself very bland, so just tossing in whole scoops seemed silly, so I mixed it in to thicken up the sauce (which was a little watery from the tomatoes). I also replaced some of the ricotta with parmesan cheese to give a saltier flavor instead of adding more salt. Husband asks for this all the time.
The first time I made it, I followed the recipe and, like others, I found it bland.
The second time around I changed the recipe and how I cooked it. I added low-fat spicy Italian sausage and sauteed it with onion and bellpepper. Only after they were mostly cooked did I add the garlic and then spinach.
The sausage really made the different - so much delicious Italian spice!
This recipe was just okay. It was cheap and easy to make, and I thought the mushrooms were a very nice addition. However, I felt that it was missing something...not sure what. It had enough garlic, onions, and spices to be good but it needed something extra. I subbed Italian blend cheese for ricotta so maybe that was a mistake?? Either way, I probably won't make this again for awhile.
This was just okay for me. It turned out a little watery, even though I added my ricotta into the pot and mixed it together. I also thought it lacked a little flavor so I added some more red pepper flakes. I also didn't have mushrooms on hand so I skipped those, but I would like to try it with the mushrooms. Overall, it's a pretty quick and easy meal and I'd probably make it again.