Inside-Out Lasagna

January/February 2010

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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.

"This was very bland. I would add a little more salt and pepper. Mine ended up watery too because of the mushrooms and using baby spinach. To solve the issue though, I added the ricotta to the pan after everything cooked so it can be...
Inside-Out Lasagna

50 Reviews for Inside-Out Lasagna


I added a bit of ground turkey and shredded mozzarella after reading the reviews since we enjoy flavorful meals. It was a hit! We will definitely have it again!

Quick Recipe

After looking at the other reviews, I was worried the dish may turn out bland, but it wasn't at all! The herbed diced tomatoes added nice flavor and three cloves of garlic really added a kick. I added tofu instead of the ricotta cheese--otherwise I didn't alter the dish at all. And I have plenty of leftovers for lunch throughout the week!

Delicious Vegetarian Meal!

I made this for dinner last night and it was delicious! I get tired of making the same things all the time, and since I don't have a working oven to make lasagna I thought this sounded perfect. I tweaked the recipe just a little; I used the entire box of fusilli, used two cans of tomatoes, used canned mushrooms instead of fresh (my own personal preference), and opted for a little shredded mozzarella on top instead of ricotta. I was worried that it would be bland, as others stated, but I did not find it bland at all. It was a little watery at first, but as we ate our first helping the extra liquid absorbed and it was perfectly fine. This is something I will be making from now on!

Easy, Cheap, Quick, Tasty
A quick, delish and healthy tasting dish!

I followed this recipe exactly as written with the addition of 1 1/2 tsp of Better than Bouillon chicken, to add a little more flavor. I also added ground turkey sausage. Like another reviewer, I added the ricotta to the dish while it was still in the pan (several dollops, not stirred). I served up the fusilli in bowls and topped each of them with the meat mixture. Very yummy.

quick and easy
Good but needed just a little tweaking to make it great.

I make things more than once before I review. On this it was good, although I did tweak it. My tweaking consist of draining the tomatoes really well before adding to reduce liquid. Being a spice and flavor girl I added Italian spices according to taste, and used a whole garlic bulb. I also added turkey sausage to appease my husband which added additional flavor. I used gluten free noodles as well b/c of my wheat intolerance. To make it a little bit more healthy took out the cheese. The first time I made it, it wasn't runny. The second time it was. I think the difference is in how I made it and how I was judging the heat of the skillet. If it does become sort of runny, get a perforated or slotted serving spoon that drains. Problem solved.

Has a chili bite to it and it's a good alternative to spaghetti

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