Classic Lasagna by Gooseberry Patch ~ Garfield Recipes with Cattitude & Giveaway! {WW}

~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.~

Garfield Recipes with Cattitude

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.

Garfield Recipes with Cattitude

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.

Gooseberry Patch Tips

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!

Sauce for Lasagna

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.

Lasagna cheese mixture

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′. 

Gooseberry Patch Classic Lasagna

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!

Connect: Don’t forget to like Gooseberry Patch on their Facebook Page and/or @GooseberryPatch on Twitter to keep up with new releases and complimentary recipes!

Purchase: You can purchase Garfield Recipes with Cattitude for $16.95 in their shop or grab the eBook version for $9.39 on Amazon!

Giveaway: If you would like to win your own copy of Gooseberry Patch Garfield Recipes with Cattitude, simply fill out the Rafflecopter Form below!

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  1. The Sweet & Simple Cookbook would be great for me, i love baking and making treats.
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  2. Maureen says:

    I would love to have the Christmas with Family & Friends Cookbook

  3. Austin Baroudi says:

    I like the Our Favorite Dessert Recipes Cookbook.

  4. Katie K says:

    GAme Day Fan-Fare

  5. I’d like their Slow Cooking All Year Round cookbook.

  6. Maegan Morin says:

    I would like to have their Everyday Simple Suppers cookbook:|cartprocess=isearch

  7. would love to own “Everyday Simple Suppers Cookbook” 🙂

  8. Stephanie Larison says:

    I like the Quick & Easy Autumn Cookbook

  9. Marisa Macdonald says:

    You do remember Garfield, don’t you? I am a fan from back in the day. I used to have a stuffed Garfield suction-cupped to the back window of my first car back in the late 80’s. I hope I didn’t reveal my age in that confession. And, while Garfield never really went out of style, he’s back. He’s current. He’s in the kitchen. He’s teamed up with Gooseberry Patch and written a cookbook, Garfield…Recipes with Cattitude!Contrary to popular belief, Garfield is NOT a lazy cat. He’s been busy developing, and definitely testing, recipes in these categories: *Breakfast is Served…Time to Get Up! *First Lunch, Then a Catnap *Snack Attack! *Lotsa Lasagna, Pasta and Pizza *It’s Dinner Time…Now!!! *Dinner is Over…What’s for Dessert?In addition to the recipes, you’ll be entertained by Garfield, John, and Odie graphics throughout the cookbook. The comic strips bring back happy memories for me. Those of you who know Garfield know what his favorite food is – lasagna! As you can see, there is a chapter dedicated to lasagna. There is a lasagna recipe to satisfy every Italian craving from traditional dishes such as Classic Lasagna, Bow-Tie Lasagna, and Cheesey Lasagna Rolls to updated versions such as Tex-Mex Chicken Lasagna and Creamy Chicken Lasagna.Garfield has been known to eat a pizza or two…or I chose to feature French Bread Sausage Pizza from the chapter, Lotsa Lasagna, Pasta and Pizza. My sons were in awe as I prepared this pizza. I guess I should make homemade pizza more often. They thought it was a sandwich and wanted a piece before I put it in the oven. I had to insist that they wait until it was cooked through. The pizza turned out perfect! My husband and sons quickly tore through it leaving nothing behind. It’s definitely something I’m going to make again in the future.

  10. Samantha Daleo says:

    Since this is our 3rd summer living in Kentucky, I would also like to try the Summer in the Country Cookbook.

  11. Kathleen K. Hodge says:

    Gooseberry Patch and Garfield the cat… it’s a match made in food heaven! The first new Garfield cookbook in ten years, Garfield…Recipes with Cattitude! is packed with over 230 yummy recipes near and dear to Garfield’s tummy. Gooseberry Patch fans will love this fun new twist on the quick & easy recipes they’ve come to expect. Garfield collectors will love the strips and quips by Jim Davis, while the simple recipes will entice even inexperienced cooks.

  12. Cindy Smith says:

    I’d love to win this recipe book.

  13. Beverly K Frueh says:

    I love Garfield!

  14. Debby Chandler says:

    I would like to have the book on Canning & Preserving

  15. I also like the slow cooker recipe book, I use my crock-pot a lot.

  16. …the “Sweet & Simple Cookbook.”

  17. Katie J. says:

    The Harvest Table Cookbook.

  18. Daniel M says:

    Slow Cooking All Year Round book

  19. Terra Heck says:

    I’d also like the One-Pot Meals Cookbook. Thanks.

  20. Bethany says:

    I would love the Christmas Gooseberry cookbook. I’ve never seen the Garfield one before but it looks super neat.

  21. Samantha says:

    I would love to try the Everyday Simple Suppers Cookbook!

  22. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would love to have the Slow Cooking Cookbook.

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