Easy Dinner Ideas for when the Grandkids Visit
I’m always looking for easy dinner ideas so that when the grandchildren come over I can have something ready that they like to eat that doesn’t require me being in the kitchen all day. One of my favorites is my mother’s lasagna, which is a quick and easy recipe that can serve a bunch of hungry kids (and their parents).
It doesn’t require a ton of ingredients and can be fully cooked in just 30 minutes!
Because I cook for so many people with very healthy appetites I doubled the recipe years ago. If you cook for just 3 or 4 normal people (or kids with small appetites) just cut this recipe in half.
This is what was left in the pan after I fed my crew Sunday lunch.
This is the double batch. Remember, if you want a smaller amount just cut the recipe in half.
You will need 2 pounds ground beef or ground chuck. (The lower the fat content the better)
2 jars of Ragu with meat (or whatever sauce you prefer)
Large container of low fat cottage cheese
Lots of mozzarella cheese (I buy the really big bags because I use it for several things)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. This is what the lasagna looks like before it goes in the oven. When the cheese is all melted and bubbly your easy dinner lasagna is ready to take out of the oven. Let it cool for about 5 minutes before cutting.
Just layer the meat, cottage cheese mixture, mozzarella cheese and noodles, then repeat. I always make sure and end with the cheese on top. Next, add some garlic bread and a salad. You are ready to eat!
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