Recipe- Personal Lasagna

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Since I travel for work, I am always looking for an easy make-ahead meal for my family that my husband can heat and serve quickly. And of course it has to be something they both like! Lasagna is perfect BUT he likes it with meat and she likes it without.

SO I had to get creative.  Rather than using a 9 x 13 pan, I grabbed my creme brûlée dishes that never get used(the only water bath going on in our house has a 6 yr old in it).  I bought fresh pasta sheets at Central Market for lasagna and traced a circle with the ramekins. Then another. Not only was it super fast to assemble but my daughter helped me.

Recipe:  Personal Lasagna


  • Pasta sheets
  • Meat sauce and/or marinara sauce
  • Ricotta mixture(I mix ricotta with egg and Italian spices)
  • Italian spices
  • Shredded or Grated Parmesan
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese

Cut the pasta sheets into circle to fit in the ramekins. First add the sauce, then the pasta circle, then the ricotta mixture, add more spices, top with shredded cheese, then repeat. Cover with tin foil and bake for 35-40 minutes at 350.  Then bake for another 5 minutes till cheese browns slightly.  (I leave them in the refrigerator for them to reheat either a day or two later)


I got a call tonight from home while I was on the road….they loved it!!!


“Lazy” Lasagna…Could it be good?

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I love cooking but as a working mom, time is very valuable and very limited. I kept seeing something called Ravioli Lasagna on Pinterest and decided it was time to try it myself. I love italian food but there is a lot of effort required to make a “true” lasagna. If I analyze the time it would take, it makes a lot more sense to go out for a great Italian dinner. But for a quick dinner that I can do with my daughter, this may be perfect!

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I started with the basics…frozen ravioli, homemade meat sauce and shredded mozzarella. The directions were easy.  Sauce first(I used a new jar with no meat), then a layer of ravioli, then the meat(I used my homemade sauce with meat) and lots of shredded cheese.  Then more ravioli with just sauce and cheese on top.  Cover and bake in the oven for 50 minutes at 350.

photo 3My husband came home, saw it in the oven and immediately decided it would be terrible. I had higher hopes.  My daughter thought it would be fantastic…after all it was pasta and cheese!  The result…surprisingly good and super easy.  Next time I will use more ravioli to create a “thicker” layer of pasta and cheese but this is definitely something I will make when I need a quick dinner for the family!