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

51 Reviews for Inside-Out Lasagna

Needs some adjustments

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.

Very delicious with just a few changes

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.

delicious, easy to make
Delicious but needs Modification

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!

Quick and easy
Ok, but a bit bland

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.

Easy to make, healthy
Just Okay

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.

Quick, Easy

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