As part of our #gimmefive challenge we were serving up fruits and vegetables in new ways. We tried a recipe from the State of Wisconsin and Team Nutrition CACFP Menu Planning Guide, Luigi's Lasagna (page 81). Luigi's Lasagna is a summer cycle menu item with recipe.
Since I was making the recipe for my small family, we used the 6 servings recipe. We used each recipe item as it is stated in the recipe - no substitutions. Overall, this tasted so good and was realistic for an unskilled cook to make quickly. I'm looking forward to trying it again!
- Ease of recipe? It was very easy to prepare (I am not a skilled cook)
- Did we like it?
- The 1 year old LOVED each part of it from the noodles to the cheese to the vegetables inside.
- The 3 year old did try it but she was not a fan (but she isn't a fan of most cooked foods - she's a yogurt, sandwich, fruit kind of girl.) It was, however, appealing enough to her to give a try.
- The adults? It didn't look quite appetizing to us but I was sincerely surprised by how much I liked it. It really does taste good.
- Mistakes made? I didn't drain the cottage cheese which made it very watery. MAKE SURE you drain the cottage cheese.
- Things to consider?
- There didn't seem to be enough filling for the 6 serving recipe or I used the wrong sized pan (which size isn't listed for 6 servings in the recipe). Keep in mind to either use a small pan (smaller than 8 in x 8 in) or cut up more vegetables and drain more cottage cheese. There were enough noodles for the three layers.
What Are Your Thoughts?
Have you tried it? Do you plan to? Any recommended adjustments? Comment below!