I love lasagna, but I typically only make it on the weekends because it is a little time consuming to make. This recipe, however, lets you have all the deliciousness of lasagna in just 20 minutes! Therefore, it makes a great weeknight meal, because it can be thrown together quickly with ingredients that I typically keep on hand. This recipe makes a ton of pasta, but like lasagna, it is great as leftovers. Pair it with a hearty salad, and dinner is done!
Yields: About 4 servings
1 pound ground beef (I used turkey)
3 cups bow-tie noodles
3 cups spaghetti sauce
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (or half basil/ half oregano)
3/4 cups mozzarella cheese
½ cups sour cream
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp chopped parsley
Cook ground beef in a non-stick pan. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions. After noodles are cooked, drain and drizzle with olive oil. Mix in your spaghetti sauce. Add the ground beef and seasoning.
In a small bowl combine the sour cream, mozzarella and Parmesan. Add to the pasta mixture and fold together and allow it all to combine and melt together, over low heat, for about 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley and additional Parmesan.