Here's a lasagna recipe that goes together in a flash, so it won't grate on your nerves - just your cheese!
- Nonstick cooking spray for the grater
- 12 ounces mozzarella cheese, in 1 or 2 chunks
- 26 ounces store-bought marinara sauce
- 1 pound no-boil or fresh lasagna noodles
- 16 ounces ricotta cheese
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Tape a large piece of parchment or waxed paper onto your kitchen counter. Place the box grater on the paper.
- Spray the large-holed side of the grater with nonstick cooking spray (this step makes semisoft cheeses easier to grate). Grate the mozzarella.
- In an 8x8-inch or 9x9-inch baking pan, spread a layer of marinara sauce. Cover with lasagna noodles, followed by layers of the ricotta, grated mozzarella, and more sauce. Keep layering to fill the pan, ending with a layer of lasagna noodles topped with marinara sauce. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the top.
- Bake for 35 minutes, or according to the lasagna box directions. Let cool for 10 minutes, then serve hot.
- Box graters are the easiest kind of graters for kids to use because they stand firmly on a flat surface. Cheese, of course, is fun to grate and is the basis for many child-friendly snacks. But don't stop at cheese: The different-size holes on a box grater make interesting crayon rubbings for various art projects.
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