Fake Out Lasagna

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Who doesn’t love the comfort foods?  Ok maybe some people don’t…

But come on, Lasagna, Chicken Noodles, Chicken and Dumplings…

And maybe they are better in the winter time, when it’s cold outside.

But at the same time, if you’ve had a rough day at work, sometimes it is nice to come home and make these anyway…

But sometimes, Lasagna takes for-eva it seems like to make.  Especially on a week night when, you get home from work, usually late, and you are plum tarded (that’s really tired for those of you confused).  Now you can buy those frozen lasagna’s that you just put in the oven, but come on, homemade is usually so much better!  My grandma taught me an easy way to make a “quick” lasagna way back when and I kind of added my own special touches to it :).  But it’s a fake out lasagna that helps you achieve that comfort food, fast!

Let me introduce you to the:

Fake Out Lasagna

1 lb Hamburger
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce.
1 pkg frozen ravioli, your favorite flavor
8 oz Mozzarella Cheese
Seasonings of your choice.

Brown up the hamburger.

Season up your hamburger.  I chose Garlic & pepper seasoning & one of our Chicago spices, but season it up how you like!

Add desired amount of sauce.  I think my sauce jar was like 16 oz and I used about half of that.  Just get to the consistency you like.

In the mean time start a pot of water to boiling.  Once it is boiling, add your ravioli and cook to the directions on the package.

Back to the sauce, I added some cheese right into my sauce.  This is optional of course.

Once the pasta is cooked, drain it off

And place half the pasta in a 9×9 pan.  (I started out with a 9×13 but that was to large)

Then top the pasta with half the meat sauce mixture.

Then place a little less than half the cheese on the meat sauce mixture.  Then start the layers again, pasta, sauce

and finish with the cheese.

I placed it in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes, just to make sure the cheese all melted and it all became gooey 🙂

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