Introduction: Crafty Lasagna
This is a recipe that has been made in my family since the early 60s. It is a quick and easy recipe that makes a hot-pocket-like meal perfect for dinner for busy students or a great snack on the go.
It should take about 15 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake, and the only safety concerns are with the hot skillet and hot pan from the oven. The total cost for the material is approximately $15.
--large skillet or pan
--1/2 pound of hamburger
--1/2 pound of sausage (**can use 1 full pound of hamburger if you don't like sausage)
--1 cup of chopped onion
--6-oz can of tomato paste
--1 1/2 cups of ricotta cheese
--1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
--1 tube of crescent rolls
--1 tbsp of garlic
--2 tsp of parsley
--1 tsp basil
--1 tsp oregano
--1 tsp salt
--a dash of pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Set one burner to a little higher than half heat (usually a setting of 6 or 7).
Brown both the hamburger and sausage in a large skillet (breaking up meat and mixing with spatula). Cook on stovetop until meat is no longer pink.
Drain the excess oil and fat from the skillet using a colander and put the meat back in the skillet.
Add the spices, onions, and tomato paste to the meat in the skillet and let it simmer on low heat while completing the next step.
In a separate bowl, mix ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, and eggs.
Spread out crescent roll dough on cookie sheet (without separating the individual rolls).
Add meat filling and top with cheese filling in the middle of the dough.
Roll up sides so they all meet in the middle to close up rolls (like a calzone).
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until top of roll is light brown.
Remove from oven, slice, and enjoy!
*CAUTION* Pan and food will be extremely hot.