This gooey, cheesy giant frozen lasagna cooks to perfection every time. It is my go-to heart-felt comfort meal to share with others in a time of need. Perfect for a food train of any kind, so I added a “with love” printable. Now you can bake (easy, few ingredients) and put it all together with a reheat instruction label in one step.
|Prep Time||30 minutes|
|Cook Time||75 minutes|
- 2 15 oz ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1 lb ground beef
- 3 jars (45-60 ounces) Pasta Sauce
- 12 lasagna noodles cooked and drained
- 12 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
WHY WE NEED THE FOOD TRAIN
When hard times hit someone, there can be a ripple effect of emotions in friends and family. Besides empathy, there is a need to help and a sense of reflection of our own circumstances. A friend of mine, who I love so dearly, just lost a parent unexpectedly. It got me thinking about the food train that often follows, and how as a friend I feel like I want to do something. Even though she doesn’t really need anything at all. Not finding a recipe and printable on Pinterest, I created the Giant Frozen Lasagna recipe and printable (for all hardships) below.
- Food Train
- Death in the Family
- Funeral Food
- Busy Season
- Illness in Family
- Visiting Seniors
COMFORTING WITH FOOD
If I don’t know what to do, I cook for people. I still remember the people who sent food or flowers before my dad’s funeral. I remember who came out to be with me or attend. That was more than 15 years ago. Those little gestures matter and may still in your friend’s heart forever as mine have.
And back to my point send a frozen giant lasagna, the ultimate comfort food. To be cooked and eaten any day that there is nothing left in the refrigerator. Reheated to perfection and ready to please a crowd, this cheesy pasta dish will take the edge of almost any bad day.
In the end, a lasagna says I took the time to care about you. It feeds a family for a night or two, and it can’t stop the pain. That is enough for you to do if nothing else is asked.
GRIEF AND CARING
“If you are not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback”. – Brene Brown
Since you’re here and we are talking about grief of all kinds, I love this quote from Brene Brown. The best thing to say to a friend in need is “what can i do to support you?” Just provide what it is they have requested. Less is more in these times.
THE “With Love” PRINTABLE
If you want the printable, it will make your gift special. Download here.
This printable cannot be used for commercial purposes, and if you link to my site please link to this page and not directly to the printable.
Remember this giant frozen lasagna recipe is not a great option if:
- One or more family members are lactose intolerant
- Kosher families, do not eat meat and dairy together. Exclude the meat.
- Families of 1 or two people will not eat all this at once. Split the recipe into two pans. Reheat instructions are the same.
This recipe was adapted for my ingredients from https://www.campbells.com/kitchen/recipes/classic-lasagna/
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I LOVE showing people some love by cooking for them. This lasagna will be perfect!
This is a lovely way to deliver some comfort! the printable is very sweet, too.
This looks really ahhmazing!