~Post made possible by Gooseberry Patch. I received a copy of Garfield Recipes with Cattitude for the purpose of reviewing the recipes. Opinions are my own and/or my families and are not influenced by compensation.~
First of all, I had never made a lasagna recipe prior to receiving Garfield Recipes with Cattitude by Gooseberry Patch. Even though Italian dishes make up the fabric of many of our home meals, it was just one dish I never tried due to thinking it was either a) to difficult to make or b) would take too long to make when in all actuality, lasagna is an extremely easy dish and doesn’t take very long at all to prep and bake!
Garfield Recipes with Cattitude is filled with so many different styles of lasagna, many I had no idea even existed! If anyone would know all the different ways to make it from Bachelor Style to Creamy Chicken, it would be Garfield. And although Garfield Recipes includes over 230 different recipes, I couldn’t pass up making his ultimate favorite – Classic Lasagna.
I love how the recipe book is a compilation of Gooseberry Patch’s style mixed with the artwork from Jim Davis, Garfield’s creator, and includes helpful tips and easy substitutions along the way.
For the recipe and instruction list, visit Gooseberry Patch’s Classic Lasagna page where you can print out the recipe and keep it for later!
While preparing the lasagna noodles (as instructed by the box) add 1/2 lb of hamburger, 1/2 lb of Italian sausage and 1 diced onion to a skillet and brown, drain and return to skillet.
Add garlic, undrained tomatoes, tomato paste and Italian seasoning and simmer.
While the lasagna noodles are preparing and the skillet is simmering, blend together Parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, egg and seasonings in a bowl.
Once everything is prepped, spread 1/2 beef mixture on the bottom of your lightly greased lasagna dish (preferably 13×9 baking pan), then layer as follows: 1/3 each of noodles, cheese mixture, beef mixture and then mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers and end with mozzarella.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45min to 1hr on 350′.
The recipe for Classic Lasagna was delicious! It was also really easy to make and provided many leftovers! I actually made a whole pan just for my Mom & Step Dad.
As for other recipes in Garfield Recipes with Cattitude, here are a few examples!
- Homemade Pizzas (Meatball Pizza Pocket Recipe!)
- French Bread
- Mom’s Meatloaf
- Best Baked Mac & Cheese
- BBQ Pork Ribs
- Smoky Grilled Corn
- Simple & Hearty Burritos
- Banana-Berry Smoothies
- Fudgy Layer Cake
- Luscious Strawberry Pie
- Applesauce Spice Bars
- Salad on a Stick and many more!
This has certainly become one of my favorite recipe books by Gooseberry Patch! My tot even likes to pick out recipes with me because he thinks Garfield is pretty funny eating all the food in the cookbook. Next up we are going to showcase a sweet treat, so stay tuned and in the mean time – enter to win your own Garfield Recipes with Cattitude!
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