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Back-To-School Batch Cooking: Sausage Spinach Lasagna

By Michelle Hernandez @Familylovesa

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Back-To-School Batch Cooking: Sausage Spinach Lasagna

Two thirds of our summer had passed and I am in that BTS mama bear mood. It's like in getting ready for hibernation, but instead of stocking up for sleeping all season, I'm preparing for back to school survival

One way I do this is by preparing a few tried and true meals for freezing. My two go-to freezer meals are an enchilada bake and a spinach sausage lasagna. When I prepare for this, I usually batch cook and make two at a time. One to heat for dinner that day and one to freeze for a busier day.

For the lasagna, I use Prego Italian Sauce. My mom used Prego in her Italian dishes, and it's that homemade sweet and savory taste that we prefer.

Back-To-School Batch Cooking: Sausage Spinach Lasagna

Ingredients to make two pans of Sausage Spinach Lasagna you will need:

  • Prego Italian Sauce - Marinara flavor is my fav
  • 2 lbs. ground Italian Sausage
  • (2) 16 oz. mozzarella cheese
  • 6 oz. grated parmesan cheese
  • 15 oz. ricotta cheese
  • (2) 10 oz. frozen chopped spinach
  • (2) 9x13 Foil Pans for Freezing
  • 1 package of no boil lasagna

First, I cook the ground sausage with italian seasoning and set aside. Second I mix the ricotta cheese and grated parmesan in a bowl and set aside. You will use this for both pans.

Back-To-School Batch Cooking: Sausage Spinach Lasagna

Third, I start the layering, 2 pans at a time.
Back-To-School Batch Cooking: Sausage Spinach Lasagna

Prego Italian sauce, then no-boil lasagna, a little more sauce, ricotta-parmesan mix, frozen spinach, italian sausage, a little mozzarella cheese, no-boil lasagna, sauce completely covering the pasta and them completely covered by the mozzarella. Cover with foil.

For me, Sundays work best for meal prep. I can grocery shop early in the morning and batch cook all day. I've been trying to break my coffee all day habit, so I love a V8 + Energy drinks as an alternative. They offer a combined serving of fruit and vegetables and has the energy of green tea! I picked them up in the juice section of Walmart.

Back-To-School Batch Cooking: Sausage Spinach Lasagna

You can also pick up Pace Salsa for making enchiladas in batches and stock up Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup for a quick lunch! They are also offering online coupons on their website! Coupons have a limited amount of redemptions.

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