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Displayed here is the Easy Cheesy Lasagna

 

Helen Paige Jarden
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Between work, school and study, its hard to find time to cook something healthy and delicious within the budget of a struggling college student. To be energized and focused, it’s important to eat healthily. The recipe below is a hearty, nutritious meal. Each meal takes less than an hour to prepare and cook, which is useful for any student who is in a rush!


Easy Cheesy Lasagna

+A warm, Italian meal that is both easy to make, and nutritious! What you’ll need is:

 

  • 1 box lasagna noodles
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 jars spaghetti sauce
  • 1 and ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, diced

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. In a large skillet, brown ground beef until cooked.
  4. Add 4 cups spaghetti sauce to the ground beef and cook until it bubbles evenly.
  5. Spray a large baking dish with cooking spray.
  6. Pour 1 cup spaghetti sauce in baking pan and spread evenly.
  7. Layer 4-5 sheets of lasagna, add a layer of ground beef, ½ cup ricotta cheese and 2 tablespoons of cheddar cheese.
  8. Repeat for 2 more layers.
  9. On the top layer pour the remaining sauce and ground beef, and cover the baking pan with foil.
  10. Bake in pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.
  11. Top lasagna with mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
  12. Re-cover with foil and continue baking for another 10 minutes.
  13. Before cutting the lasagna, let it rest for 5 minutes.

The ingredients needed for Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Perfect for a cold morning and takes less than fifteen minutes to make! Serves three to four people depending on serving size. For this delicious breakfast you’ll need:

 

  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (add a bit more if you want a thinner oatmeal)
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup raisins (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup

 

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine milk, oatmeal and peanut butter.
  2. Put bowl in the microwave for 2 minutes on high.
  3. Add raisins and maple syrup to the bowl.
  4. Serve oatmeal, and, if desired, drizzle warmed peanut butter and maple syrup over dish.

Peanut Butter oatmeal with raisins and peanut butter drizzled on top

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