A qick and easy alternative to lasagna is lasagna roll-ups. It's a budget friendly favorite in our house.
1 box of lasagna noodles
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
1 lb ground beef or italian sausage
16 oz ricotta cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
16 oz shredded mozarela cheese
Boil the noodles according to package directions.
Brown the meat and drain. If using ground beef season with garlic salt & italian seasoning.
Mix the ricotta cheese, egg and parmesan cheese in a bowl.
Take a 9 x 13 glass baking dish and pour a thin layer of spaghetti sauce in the bottom.
Take a lasagna noodle and spread a layer of ricotta cheese 1/2 of it. Thn top the ricotta with meat and mozarella.
Roll the noodle up and place in the bakng dish. Continue rolling noodles until the casserole dish is full. Pour sauce over the tops of all of the rolled up noodles. Sprinkle with the rest of the mozzarella cheese.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Serve with salad & garlic bread.
spaghetti sauce $1
ground beef $2.33
mozzarella cheese $2.99
ricotta cheese $2.50
Garlic bread - free (special at Meijer last week)
Total Cost - $11.07