Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Make This! Pizza Casseroles And Lasagna Sans Pasta

Hello everyone!  
I'm Shaylynn from Oxford Impressions and Shelli has invited me to share a couple of recipes with ya'll. 

Two of my favorite topics to blog about are my sewing projects and what I make in my kitchen.  So when two of my recipes caught Shelli's attention I was thrilled to hear about it!  Those two recipes are Pizza Casserole and Lasagna Without The Pasta!  Pizza Casseroles are great because you can adapt them to whatever your family likes on their pizza.  Sometimes I will have three casserole dishes set out on the counter so I can customize to every one's liking!  If your kids only like pepperoni pizza, then make your casserole with the lasagna noodles, the cheese, the sauce and the peperoni's.   It's a win win situation for all.
Ingredients are as follows:
Canadian Bacon
Black Olives
Cheddar Cheese
Mozzarella Cheese
Garlic Powder
Lasagna Noodles
Boil one package of lasagna noodles.  Saute the onions, peppers and mushrooms in a skillet, add the hamburger, let it brown and drain.  Add the garlic powder, black olives and the Ragu. 
Layer as follows:
Canadian Bacon
Cheddar Cheese
Mixture of hamburger, onions, peppers and Ragu
Mozzarella Cheese
and top with the Pepperoni......
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and eat it up !
Pepperoni tip I learned from my mother-in-law:  If you don't like the oil associated with the peperoni's you can soak them in water then pat dry before adding to your recipe.
The second recipe Shelli has asked me to share is for a lasagna that has no pasta.  This is a great way to get in lots of veggies and cut out all those pesky carbs that are attached to the lasagna noodles!  For this recipe you use whatever vegetables you like.  I love all recipes that are of Mexican flavor so I add jalapenos, onions and poblano peppers to whatever I can. You may not be such a big fan of these three ingredients and choose to omit them. No worries, this dish taste great either way.
Today I tried a recipe for lasagna without the pasta.  I found it here and then changed it up some to suit me.  Ingredients I used are as follows:
Ground turkey
Poblano pepper
Jalapeno pepper
Crushed tomatoes
Ricotta cheese
Parmesan cheese
Mozzarella cheese
Basil and oregano
Olive oil
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees
Saute the onions, jalapenos and garlic in olive oil, add the ground turkey and brown. I add my spices at this point to the meat mixture or you can add the spices into the ricotta cheese.   While the turkey is browning in the skillet, add fresh spinach to boiling water long enough for it to wilt.  Remove and drain spinach.
Add the can of crushed tomatoes to the ground turkey mixture. Saute the mushrooms and peppers in olive oil.  Then you are ready to start layering in a casserole dish.

Spread 1/2 of the meat mixture in casserole dish.  Add all the wilted spinach and top with the poblano peppers and mushrooms.....
Next....add a layer of grated Parmesan.....
then the remainder of the meat mixture and top with as much mozzarella cheese as you like....
Bake in 350 oven for 30 minutes and then it will look like this......
Totally delicious and I hardly noticed there was no pasta.  Yay for less carbs!
Thank you Shelli for inviting me to your blog today!
Doesn't this look DELISH???  They both are at the top of my list to try for my little family! Thank you SO much to Shaylynn for sharing!
Go check out her talent here!
Oh, and did you see THESE over at 
Look Linger Love?
I'm gonna try these too..guess I better head to the gym, huh?


  1. That looks absolutely delicious! I am saving this recipe to try next week! Thanks for the intro, Shelli.


  2. O honey they are SO good. Thanks for the shoutout. And these recipes look divine.

  3. Those look great. Can't wait to try them both. YUM!

  4. They all sound amazing!! Can't wait to try them out.

  5. Loos delicious! Have to try this weekend. I am hungry now!

  6. There is only one problem...will you make it for me? Gosh they both look good but the second one had me at mushrooms and spinach!

  7. this pizza casserole looks so good, and I think my boyfriend would love it! I may try it over the weekend, if not, next week!

  8. I love this!! I'm so doing the no noodle One! Thanks for Sharing girl!