Recipe – Macaroni Lasagna

by Jen on November 16, 2009

When the cold weather starts to arrive, I love to make more casseroles. They are easy to make and I feel warm and cozy when I eat them. This “lasagna” recipe is so easy to make and kids love it too!


1 lb extra lean ground beef
1 Tbsp onion flakes
1 tsp Mrs. Dash Italian Seasoning
1 tsp red crushed chilies (optional)

2 1/2 cups whole wheat macaroni

1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce
2 cups grated low-fat cheddar cheese

1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1/2 cup non-fat sour cream
1/2 tsp Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning
Precut mixed veggies

Fill a large stove-top pot with water and bring to a boil.  Preheat oven to 375 F.

Brown meat in a large nonstick fry pan at med-high until meat is no longer pink. Add onion flakes and spices while meat is browning.

Place macaroni in boiling water. Cook for 5 minutes. You want the pasta to be a little firm. Drain pasta, then rinse and drain again.

Layer the following ingredients into a large lasagna or cake pan in this order: 1/2 of the fully cooked beef, 1/2 of the cooked macaroni, 1/2 pasta sauce and 1/2 cheese. Repeat.

Bake uncovered in preheated oven. Set timer for 20 minutes or until top layer of cheese is bubbly.

While lasagna is cooking, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, and spice in a small mixing bowl to make veggie dip. Rinse veggies and arrange on serving plate.

Serves 8


Recipe courtesy of The Healthy Family by Sandi Richard.

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1 Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy November 16, 2009 at 10:00 pm

sounds good!


2 Laura November 17, 2009 at 3:22 am

This looks YUMMY!! Thanks for sharing. 🙂


3 Tracy S January 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm

i’m making this tonight for supper..what is the oven temp??


4 Jen January 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Sorry, I didn’t notice I was missing that key point! 375 would be the oven temp 🙂 Enjoy!


5 Tracy S January 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm

great thanks! and I’m making the roasted pepper salad to go along with it! 🙂 yumm..yumm!!!


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