by Karin Calloway
Lasagna’s lengthy preparation – boiling noodles, simmering a sauce and putting it all together – usually takes it out of the quick cooking realm. So, I set out to develop a recipe that doesn’t require much preparation time, and that was a decided change of pace from the traditional lasagna combination of noodles, cheeses and meat sauce.
Don’t let the long list of ingredients keep you from trying this recipe. There’s absolutely no cooking involved before assembling the lasagna, and you’ll only dirty up two bowls and your lasagna pan when you prepare the dish.
This lasagna can be fully assembled up to 24 hours before baking. Simply let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking. Add some rolls and a salad to complete the meal. For dessert, pick up a carton of peppermint ice cream and top it with hot fudge sauce.
Top with 4 more noodles. Spread with 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes, the remaining spinach, the remaining chicken and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Top with 4 more noodles. Spread with the remaining diced tomatoes and juices. (Refrigerate the remaining cheese.) Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes. Remove from oven, remove foil and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Return to oven for 5 minutes more, until cheese is melted.
Makes 8-12 servings.
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