Chef Lane

Fake Lasagna–Real* Good

Here is an easy, fake lasagna recipe that Thor & B both liked well enough to go seconds on.  It’s been quite a while since either of them asked for seconds out of my kitchen.  Am now self-congratulatory and happy to share the recipe I cribbed from Creamland, then changed up to suit my own tastes.


1 box rigatoni pasta

1 jar spaghetti sauce

1lb ground lamb

1 80z container of ricotta cheese

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1tbs basil

2tbs italian seasoning

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 egg


Boil the rigatoni while oven pre-heats to 350.

Brown lamb into small chunks with 1/2 the italian seasoning and 1/2 the salt (you may want more salt to taste.)

While rigatoni and lamb are cooking, combine 1/2 of the spaghetti sauce and everything else in a mixing bowl and stir like crazy, until everything is well blended and smooth.  Add the lamb and mix.  Set aside until pasta is finished.

Drain your pasta and add it to the mix.  Stir until pasta is well covered.

Spray non-stick to the bottom of a casserole and pour in a little sauce to cover the bottom.  Pour in the pasta/lamb/cheese mix and cover with more sauce.  Sprinkle more parm or some shredded cheese on top.  Bake for 15 minutes.

Eat.  Tasty!

*I very nearly could not use this title because, grammatically, real is incorrect.  It should be “really good” but that doesn’t scan as nicely as “Fake Lasagna–Real Good”, so…  Footnote.

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