Poor man’s lasagna

This recipe is a twist on the classic macaroni & cheese casseroles. It tastes similar to lasagna for a fraction of the cost and time. It takes only about 15 minutes to make.


4 boxes macaroni & cheese,

1 large chopped onion,

Prego or your favorite spaghetti sauce

1/2 – 1 pound ground meat (I sometimes use Spam even)

fresh chopped mushrooms

Make mac & cheese as directed on boxes. Using skim or fat free milk won’t be as creamy though.

While that’s cooking, fry mushrooms and onion with meat. Drain any fat. Add to prepared mac & cheese.

Cover with spaghetti sauce. You don’t want to use too much or you can’t taste the cheese. Just make it pink instead of orange. Mix well.

Everything can be adjusted according to your tastes and what you have on hand. We don’t always add meat. It’s so easy my son can help make it. If you want to you can even put it in a casserole dish, shred some cheese on top, and bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes until the cheese gets good and gooey for extra lasagna feel.


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