This meal is something Allison and I created when money was a little tighter (even though it is still tight). It is our take on a po’boy, if a po’boy was a lasagna (I feel like Vick Vegas from The Next Food Network Star). We made this meal, the first time, for around $2.50. This time, the cost at Wal-Mart was about the same. You basically brown 1/4-1/2 a pound of ground beef per person, boil some elbow noodles, add your tomato sauce and use fat free ricotta (or cottage cheese). All these ingredients are really cheap, and so we are going to “spice” it up with a lot of fresh grated parmesan! Lastly, just cook the ingredients together in the oven at 400 for 10-12 minutes.
- Garlic bread. I hate to say enough said, but I guess I just did.
How was it?
I have to admit, this was a semi flop. I really like it more with cottage cheese, rather than the ricotta cheese. The flavors were good, I just prefer the flavor of cottage cheese. I imagine that most people would like it better with ricotta though, so don’t let that scare you.
Things We Would Change
- Obviously, we would have used cottage cheese.
- I overcooked the garlic bread a bit, so I would have cooked it for about 1 minute less (it cooked with the po’sagna at 400 for 12 minutes).