Prep-Ahead Microwave Lasagna

Believe it or not, but the best lasagna is made in the microwave! 🤯 This wholesome prep-ahead pasta dish is taken to the next level with layers of cream cheese and spinach, tinned tomato sauce, and quick-cooking lasagne sheets. Plus, if you want a meaty lasagna, you can simply add crispy bacon bits! Cheesy pasta has never been this easy! Three cheers for meal prep! 🙌 Three cheers for delicious microwave recipes! 🙌 And three cheers for cheesy dinner recipes! 🙌

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FULL RECIPE

Serves 1
Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Hands-off time: 30 minutes

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INGREDIENTS

½ tub (115g) cream cheese
½ tsp crushed garlic
½ tsp each salt and pepper, to season
1½ cups baby spinach, chopped
1 tin (410g) tinned tomato with mixed herbs
10 sheets Fatti’s & Moni’s Bellissimo Lasagne
⅓ cup grated cheddar cheese

Serving suggestion:
Fresh basil

*Microwave cooking times may vary due to wattage; use the timings below as a guide.

METHOD

1. Lightly grease a medium-sized rectangular heat-proof dish with a lid.

2. In a small bowl mix the cream cheese, crushed garlic, salt, pepper and chopped spinach until combined. *Chef’s Tip: Add cooked bacon bits at this step for a meaty version.

3. Spoon 3 tablespoons of the tinned tomato into the bottom of the dish. Layer two Fatti’s & Moni’s Bellissimo Lasagne sheets and 3 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture on top. Repeat the layering until the filling has run out, finishing with a layer of tomato sauce. *Chef’s Tip: Ensure the lasagne sheet is completely covered by sauce or cream cheese filling to ensure even cooking.

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4. Sprinkle over the grated cheese, cover with a lid and refrigerate until needed. *Chef’s Tip: the lasagna can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days before cooking which also helps softens the sheets, making cooking the lasagna easier.

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5. When ready to cook, lift the lid and only place loosely on top. Microwave on medium-high heat for about 25 minutes, cooking in 5 minute intervals. Remove the lid of the dish for the final 5 minutes to melt the cheese.*Chef’s Tip: We used a 115 Watt microwave for recipe testing.

6. Carefully remove the container from microwave and leave to cool slightly for about 5-10 minutes.

7. Serve the warm lasagna topped with fresh basil and ENJOY!

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