Today I want to share with you one of my favorite freezer meals!
When I am at the store, I will pick up the ingredients so I can prep and freeze. In Wisconsin it’s finally winter this week! We got hit with a foot of snow and this weekend the “highs” are all below freezing! Brr! But enter in a nice hearty homemade meal! This recipe will make (3) 8×8 aluminum pans filled meals. Its big enough for my husband and I with still having leftovers.
Alright now onto the recipe! First gather your ingredients and supplies:
- 2 1/2 lbs ground beef or turkey
- 2 (24 ounce) jars marinara sauce
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 medium onion, chopped (I use the frozen already diced kind!!)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 20 no boil lasagna noodles (2 boxes)
- 2 (15 ounce) containers Ricotta cheese
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese
- 5-6 cups Mozzarella cheese
- (3) 8×8 aluminum baking pans
In a large pan, combine ground beef, onion, salt and garlic powder. Cook on medium-high heat until there is no pink and meat is crumbled. Drain excess fat. Add marinara sauce, tomato sauce, and Italian seasoning. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
While meat mixture is simmer and/or cooling. In a medium sized bowl, combine ricotta and Parmesan cheese, stir together.
Lightly spray aluminum pans with cooking spray. Next put a little bit of sauce on the bottom of each pan. Top with two lasagna noodles, spoon meat/sauce on top of noodles, follow with dollops of ricotta cheese mixture.
Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Repeat.
Bake (thawed) foil covered lasagna at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove foil cover and continue baking for another 15 minutes. Remove from heat and enjoy!!
What are some of your favorite freezer meals?