Lasagna Recipe, Red Gold Tomatoes Products

On January 13th, 2015 Red Gold Tomatoes launched a new campaign “Lasagna Party”!

That sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Well, it is! For a couple of reasons. Their campaign is geared toward “Food Brings People Together”. So it is time to make dinner and invite the family and friends over. And lasagna is a great entree to serve, whether it is a family of 4 or more. Another reason that this is exciting is because Red Gold Tomatoes is having another Giveaway! I love Giveaways and I am sure you do too. So jump on over to the Red Gold Tomatoes FB Page and enter for your chance to win. The Giveaway runs from January 13th through February 3rd, 2015. They’re giving away 750 aprons and 6 gourmet Lasagna Party Prize Packs which include a Le Creuset Lasagna Pan (I’d love one of those, wouldn’t you?).

I have had the pleasure of working with Red Gold Tomatoes in the past and was thrilled when they contacted me a couple of weeks ago to see if I was interested in working with them again. Then with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the box was delivered and set aside. Then we had some family things going on which delayed me getting around to making a meal using the products that they sent. This week I finally pulled everything out of the box and made lasagna. We love lasagna!

The recipes that Red Gold sent to me this go around are the same recipes that I had received from a previous time, so I decided to use a recipe of my own. Of course, I did make a few adjustments even to my own recipe since I am using Red Gold Tomato products. I know they won’t mind!

I have probably used my lasagna recipe for 20+ years, but still don’t mind trying something new from time to time. I am fortunate that my family is open to trying new things too, even when they love the things that I already make.

Red Gold Tomatoes Lasagna Ingredients

Lasagna Recipe & Ingredients

1 Can Red Gold Crushed Tomatoes, 28 oz

2 Cans Red Gold Diced Tomatoes (Italian), 14.5 oz each

1 Box Lasagna Noodles, uncooked

1 lb lean ground meat, browned & drained

16 oz container of cottage cheese

2 Cups mozzarella Cheese, shredded

½ Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated

2 eggs

¼ tsp pepper

½ tsp salt

1 tsp Italian seasoning

½ – ¾ cup water

Directions:

Brown the ground meat, drain.

Then add the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes and water. Simmer for about 5 minutes.

In a separate bowl combine the cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, eggs, and seasoning.

Pour enough of the tomato meat mixture to cover the bottom of a casserole dish (about 1 cup). Preferably one that is 13 X 9 or larger.

Then put a layer of lasagna noodles over the sauce.

Then put a layer of the cheese mixture.

Do this a couple of times, unless you end w/ a layer of the sauce mix and cheese mixture on top.

Then cover with foil and bake on 350 degrees for 45 minutes, take off the foil and bake an additional 15 minutes (or until heated through and cheese is melted)

Tips:

I use the low fat cottage cheese, but you can use ricotta cheese

I suggest using a casserole dish that is a bit larger than a 13 X 9

If using this recipe, I would suggest using ¾ cup water. When using only ½ cup water it was a bit on the dry side.

You could sprinkler a little more mozzarella cheese on top, if desired.

This recipe will serve 12+ and is great served with a salad and garlic bread.

Red Gold Tomatoes Lasagna


In my Red Gold Tomatoes of goodies was:
1 28 oz Red Gold Crushed Tomato
2 14.5 oz Red Gold Diced Tomatoes, Italian
1 box of Creamette Lasagna Noodles
1 Red Gold reuseable bag, great for canned or jarred items, not pictured
1 Laura’s Lean Beef arpon, not pictured
Laura’s Lean Beef card, recipe, and coupon, not pictured
Lasagna recipes, not pictured

Red Gold Tomatoes Lasagna Products

Are you ready to make lasagna and invite your family & friends over for dinner? Don’t forget to come back to let me know how you like the recipe.

Family Favorite Recipe & Tasty Tuesday Link-up

Do you find yourself tired of fixing the same ‘ol meals?

Do you find yourself constantly searching the Internet or Pinterest for recipes that everyone in your family will love?

Are you looking for quick and easy meals, that are still tasty?

I think we can all relate at times!

Last week I shared with you one of our family favorite recipes that is also my most pinned recipe, The King Ranch Chicken Casserole.

This week I am sharing with you another family favorite recipe that you can find here, Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti. I know that you will want to pin this recipe too. It is quick and easy, even great as a left-over. My kids are always asking for 2nds. This is also a great recipe if you are making a meal for a family or a potluck event.

Thanks for pinning this recipe! Don’t forget to come back throughout the week to check out the other great pins in the link-up below!

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

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Red Gold Tomatoes Lasagna Recipe, Review

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Red Gold Tomatoes. They wanted to see if they could send out some products in exchange for my opinion. I have worked with Red Gold Tomatoes previously and of course I was excited for another opportunity to work with them.

This time they asked me to make lasagna using one of their recipes and the products that they provided. I make lasagna about once a month so I was excited to see what they were planning to send.

In fact, the day that my box was delivered I was so excited that I told my husband we were having lasagna for dinner using a new recipe. I pulled everything out, browned the meat, and was about to get started with putting it all together when I realized I didn’t have the cheeses. Silly me, we can’t have lasagna without cheese!

So we opted to make due for dinner and make lasagna the next day. No problem!

In my box was a can of Red Gold Crushed Tomatoes (28 oz), 2 cans of Red Gold Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic, Oregano (14.5 oz each), a box of Creamette Lasagna Noodles, and even a Red Gold Tomato Spatula.

Red Gold Tomatoes Party Kit Box

Red Gold Tomatoes Party Kit Box

Now who wouldn’t get excited about that box of goodies, right?!

I chose the Easy Classic Lasagna since it was the closest to the one that I have made for years. I do use a spaghetti sauce since I can get it pretty cheap with coupons and a sale. I know, gasp! I don’t make it homemade, I’m sorry! But I still think it is yummy. I will share that recipe soon!

The evening that I made the lasagna using the Red Gold products, my son had a friend over for dinner. She doesn’t particularly like veggies, so the chunkiness of the lasagna wasn’t her cup of tea but she said it was still tasty. But, everyone in my family loved it.

Here is the recipe that I used:

Easy Classic Lasagna

½ Cup water

1 Red Gold Crushed Tomatoes (28 oz)

2 Red Gold Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic, & Oregano (14.5 oz each)

Salt & Pepper to taste

1 lb ground meat (Italian sausage or lean ground beef) cooked & drained

1 box lasagna noodles, traditional & uncooked

1 container low fat ricotta cheese (15 oz)

3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (16 oz)

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In large mixing bowl combine water, Red Gold Crushed Tomatoes, Red Gold Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic, & Oregano, salt, black pepper, and cooked meat. Stir to combine ingredients in the sauce.

Cover the bottom of a casserole baking dish (9X12X2) with 1 ½ cups of the sauce mixture

Arrange 1/3 of the noodles on top of the sauce, it may overlap slightly

Top with ½ of the ricotta cheese, 1 cup of the sauce mixture, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese

Repeat layers and top with last 1/3 of noodles and the remaining sauce

Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese

Cover with foil and bake in oven for 1 to 1 ½ hours, or until noodles are cooked

Let stand for 10 minutes before serving

The recipe makes 12 servings

Red Gold Tomatoes Collage

Red Gold Tomatoes Collage

The other recipes that Red Gold Tomatoes sent were:
All In One Lasagna
Chicken Parmesan Lasagna
Eggplant Florentine Lasagna
Fresh Harvest Lasagna

And I can’t wait to try them as well. Which one are you interested in?

Do you make lasagna? Is this recipe similar to the one that you use? I plan to use Red Gold Tomatoes for our lasagna again in the future!

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Denverista

King Ranch Chicken Casserole, Recipe

Are you looking for a quick, easy chicken casserole recipe? This is it.

Several years ago my daughter had a friend that ate with us on occasion. At one point I asked what their favorite meal was, so that I could make it on their birthday. They told me it was King Ranch Chicken. Well, I searched the internet for recipes, none of which sounded like what they had described. So I decided to adjust the recipes to make my own. It has since become one of our favorite meals and I probably make it monthly. ;-)

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

1 can cream of mushroom

1 can cream of chicken

1 can diced tomato with peppers, or rotel

1 can chicken broth

16 ouces shredded cheese, we normally use the Colby Jack

12-16 white corn tortillas, you could also use the yellow corn

3-4 chicken breasts (depending on size), cooked/gilled & diced or you could use some Rotisserie Chicken even

PicMonkey Collage KR 1

Preheat oven at 300 degreens

Mix together the cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, diced tomato with peppers or rotel, can of chicken broth. Mix well. Mix in chicken.

PicMonkey Collage KR 2

Pour enough mixture into a 13 X 9 casserole dish to cover the bottom. Then tear apart the white corn tortillas & place on top of mixture. Then sprinkle cheese.

Then repeat with mixture, then tortillas, then cheese.

You should be able to get 3 layers.

End with the mixture & cheese.

PicMonkey Collage KR 3

Cover with foil.

Bake on 300 degrees for 30-45 minutes, or once the cheese is melted & bubbling. I prefer mine slightly browned on top.

Even my youngest loves this casserole.

PicMonkey Collage KR 5

TIP *
You can also use the Mild or HOT diced tomato with peppers versions.

You could also add diced onion &/or jalepeno’s, but since not everybody here likes those I actually serve those on the side/top for my husband.

Serving suggestions: w/ beans, rice, guacamole, sour cream, chips, queso, salad

Have you ever tried a version of the King Ranch Chicken Casserole? How does your recipe differ?

Creative K Kids

Sweet Potato Pudding Casserole


Sweet Potato Casserole

Do you love sweet potatoes? How about sweet potatoes with butter and cinnamon? How about a sweet potato casserole, especially with a holiday meal; turkey or ham?

Sweet Potato Pudding Casserole Recipe OKC Mom of 3

I love sweet potatoes and have served this casserole on Thanksgiving and Christmas for almost 20 years.

Ingredients

6-8 sweet potatoes, peeled & chopped

2 cups plus 2 TBSP sugar

2 sticks butter, divided

1 can evaporative milk

2 TBSP flour

1 tsp baking powder

4 eggs

1 1/2 TBSP vanilla

2 TBSP cinnamon

Peel and wash the potatoes, then cut into smaller pieces.

Add to boiling water. Boil until tender. Drain.

Then pour into a large bowl, add 1 stick of butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Mash & stir well. It will be smooth.

Pour into a large casserole dish. Best size would be larger than a 13X9.

Slice (or grate) the second stick of butter and place across the top of the potatoes.

Then sprinkle with the 2 TBSP each of the sugar and cinnamon.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until it has a light crust is on top.

Sweet Potato Pudding Casserole Recipe OKC Mom of 3

Tips:

Since my boys like marshmallows I have put a few small marshmallows in a corner while baking. They get crisp and brown. I guess you could put them all over, but this is a delicious casserole without marshmallows.

To slice or grate the butter it is a little easier if it is frozen or hasn’t softened yet.

You could bake for 30 minutes then put it on broil to crisp the top.

Do you make sweet potatoes for your holiday meals? Do you think this is something that you will try in the near future? Come back & let me know what you think of it!

Denverista