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Lasagna Freezer Meal Recipe

Lasagna Freezer Meal Recipe ~ Large Family Style

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart

Description

Enjoy this lasagna freezer meal recipe that easily feeds a large family!


Ingredients

HOMEMADE MEAT SAUCE

  • 210 oz of Hunts Tomato Sauce (these are the 105 oz cans I use)
  • 4 oz of Garlic Powder
  • 4 oz of Ground Oregano
  • 5 lbs of Cooked Ground Beef

HOMEMADE CHEESE SAUCE

  • 4-32 oz Ricotta Cheese Tubs
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese

ALSO NEEDED

  • 2-16 oz boxes of Lasagna Noodles
  • 15 cups of shredded cheese

Instructions

For the Homemade Meat Sauce

  1. Precook and drain 5 lbs of ground beef.
  2. Combine 5 lbs of ground beef with two large 105 oz cans of plain tomato sauce in a large stock pot.
  3. Add in 4 oz of garlic powder and 4 oz of ground oregano.
  4. Stir well.

For Homemade Cheese Sauce

  1. In large mixing bowl combined 4-32 oz tubs of Ricotta Cheese, 12 eggs, and 2 cups of mozzarella cheese.
  2. Mix well with hand mixer.

Noodles

  1. Cook noodles according to directions on package.
  2. After draining noodles rinse with cool water to prevent further cooking.

CONSTRUCTING YOUR LASAGNA FREEZER MEALS

  1. Set out 5 9×13 baking pans.
  2. Add enough homemade meat sauce to each pan to cover bottom on pan.
  3. Layer cooked lasagna noodles over sauce in each pan.
  4. Add layer of homemade cheese sauce to cover first layer of noodles in each pan.
  5. If available sprinkle layer with an additional 1 cups of shredded cheese (will still come out wonderful without the additional cheese if you don’t have on hand).
  6. Continue to repeat layers of meat sauce, noodles, and cheese sauce until you are near the top of your pan.
  7. Add final topping of meat sauce and 1 final cup of cheese.

Notes

FREEZER MEAL DIRECTIONS

  • Allow your meals to cool completely before placing in the freezer.
  • Wrap each 9×13 pan with two layers of foil.
  • Label the top of each pan with recipe name and date.
  • Wrap each 9×13 pan with a layer of plastic wrap.
  • Set each pan to freeze in the freezer. Do not stack the pans on top of one another until each pan is individually frozen.

THAWED COOKING DIRECTIONS

  • Set the desired pans of lasagna out in the refrigerator the evening before you’d like to serve them.
  • Preheat your oven to 375 (oven times may very).
  • Remove plastic wrap and one layer of foil.
  • Place in preheated oven for 1 hour or until bubbly and hot. Remove layer of foil and allow to cook for 10 additional minutes.
  • Allow your hot lasagnas to slightly cool on counter for 5-10 minutes before serving.

FROZEN COOKING DIRECTIONS

  • If cooking your lasagna from completely frozen (this happens in real life :), remove plastic wrap and one layer of foil and place frozen lasagna in preheated oven at 400 (oven temps may very). Cook for up to 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until hot and bubbly. Remove foil and cook uncovered an additional 10 minutes as needed.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 48
  • Calories: 350
  • Sugar: 6
  • Sodium: 315
  • Fat: 21
  • Saturated Fat: 12
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 17
  • Protein: 24
  • Cholesterol: 122