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Save Time and Eat Well: Lasagna for One Recipe

June 18, 2018

Cooking for yourself can be a chore, but when you are elderly or disabled living on your own, it be can even more difficult to maintain a healthy diet, which can lead to serious health problems. Hartford HealthCare Independence at Home offers a number of nutritious freezer meal recipes that are the perfect solution for those who are not able to visit their elderly or disabled loved ones on a frequent or regular basis. These meals save time and ensure that your loved one always has something to eat that is delicious and easy to prepare.



  • 3 tbsp. Cheese, Mozzarella
  • 16 ounce Beef Meat Sauce
  • 4 ounce Ricotta Cheese
  •  Pasta Sheets Lasagna
  • 8 ounce Tomato Sauce with Beef
  • 1-3/8 tbsp Water
  • 1/8 tsp Spice, Oregano, Dried, Crushed
  • 1 tsp Sugar, Granulated
  • 1 tsp Spice, Basil, Leaves, Dried, Crushed
  • 1 tsp Parsley, Fresh, Chopped
  • 12 oz. Can Crushed Tomato
  • 4 oz. Cooked Ground Beef


Preheat oven to 350F.

  • Spray 200 pan with nonstick spray.
  • Spoon ½ cup of tomato sauce to cover bottom of pan and spread evenly.
  • Add layer of pasta sheets.
  • Add ½  cup of Ricotta cheese and spread evenly.
  • Add 1/4 cup of Tomato sauce and spread evenly.
  • Add layer of pasta sheets.
  • Add 1/4  cup of Ricotta filling and spread evenly.
  • Add 1/4  cup of Tomato sauce.
  • Add layer of  pasta sheets.
  • Add 1/4 cups of Ricotta filling and spread evenly.
  • Finnish with 1 cups of shredded Mozzarella.
  • Bake in the oven for 45 minutes approximately 1 hour or until lasagna bubbles and internal temperature reaches 165F.
  • Remove from heat uncover and let rest to allow noodles and cheese to set.
  • Wrap individually pieces in plastic wrap, label and freeze.
  • Reheat lasagna from frozen in microwave oven. (Time depends on power of microwave oven).


  • Reheat the frozen lasagna within three months.
  • Microwave on high power for 10 minutes.
  • Continue cooking at 50 % reduced power for additional 5 minutes.
  • Rotate half way through cooking.
  • Let stand in microwave oven for 5 minutes before serving

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