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Quick Lasagna

I love lasagna but I dDSC06218o not like how long it can take to make a traditional one. I love to make this quick version of lasagna. You buy the Barilla par cooked pasta sheets. They are incredibly tasty. Barilla pasta always has that full wheat flavor. These are great for traditional lasagna as well. I boil them for about five minutes. Lay one sheet down on a plate. Top it with your sauce (meat, veggie, whatever you like) and some cheese. Lay another sheet over the top. Spoon some more sauce over the top and sprinkle with basil and Parmesan. You get the same stacked feel and look as lasagna. It has that great mouth feel of the layers of pasta, filling, sauce and cheese. The presentation is awesome as well.
You can also do just one sheet of pasta open face as I did in today’s blog.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Janet Schmidt permalink
    July 28, 2009 11:44 am

    This is a BRILLIANT idea for a quick dinner. Thanks!

    • Jeffrey Saad permalink
      July 30, 2009 6:49 am

      my pleasure, enjoy! Jeffrey 🙂

  2. shauna permalink
    August 6, 2009 8:23 pm

    Hi Jeffrey,
    Thanks so much for this site (now bookmarked) —– you make me want to go to the grocery store at 10:23pm to get this pasta.

    Hubby and I are foodies; some day we will Tivo your show.
    You WILL get a show! I know you will. —– Thank you for sharing your passion. Don’t tone it down.
    You have many excited smiling fans.

    • Jeffrey Saad permalink
      August 7, 2009 9:07 am

      thank you shauna, these are the kind of comments that fuel my fire. I appreciate it!
      jeffrey 🙂

  3. Nathan W. McAlister permalink
    August 9, 2009 4:26 pm

    Jeff,

    I have always love the foods and almost went to culinary school but stopped short of doing it so. Cooking foods has become main thing in my life and I have watched you and I must say that you inspire me to breath a new life in foods with newfounded passion. I know you will have your own show one of those day, it will happen.
    Being a deaf myself, foods does bring everyone together and I love it! Thanks Jeff!!!

    Nathan

    • Jeffrey Saad permalink
      August 10, 2009 10:13 pm

      Hello Nathan,
      thank you. That makes it all worthwhile! You are awesome. Take care and keep cooking!!
      Jeffrey 🙂

  4. Kate permalink
    September 2, 2009 11:55 am

    Jeffrey – I just found your blog today! I enjoyed your culinary smarts and spirit of competition on The Next Food Network Star. Congratulations on handling the pressure really well.

    I really want to make the Smoked Paprika Open Faced Lasagna recipe – it made my mouth water to watch the video. I will be subscribing to your blog – thanks for sharing!

    • Jeffrey Saad permalink
      September 4, 2009 9:10 am

      thank you Kate!! I appreciate it!

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