Baby Lasagna for National Lasagna Day

April Peveteaux

national lasagna dayJust like Garfield, I love lasagna. My baby has learned to love my own pseudo-lasagna as well since I substitute egg noodles for lasagna noodles. I don't worry about him getting a long noodle down his neck, and he enjoys the same meal the adults are eating. It's a win-win!

My Aunt Loretta used to make up this faux lasagna and it's become a staple in our house due to the fact that my baby and my pre-schooler love it as much as my husband and I do.

I oftentimes substitute ground turkey for beef and always use meat from a trusted source, making sure the meat is local, organic, grass-fed, and antibiotic-free.

Aunt Loretta's Casserole

What you need:

  • 2 pounds ground beef (we only use 1 for a less meaty dish)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 package egg noodles
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese

Brown meat, drain. Add salt, pepper, sugar, and tomato sauce. Simmer 15 minutes. Cook noodles and drain. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut up onions and mix with sour cream and cream cheese. In greased, long casserole dish, put layer of noodles, 1/3 of sour cream mixture, and 1/3 of meat sauce. Repeat layers twice. Sprinkle top with cheese. Bake 30 minutes.

Let cool to a baby-friendly temperature and serve.

Happy Lasagna Day!


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