I’ve made homemade lasagna ONCE in my life. It was actually pretty good, but expensive, and it took me forever! It wasn’t your traditional dish though, this was healthy lasagna; using half soy crumbles, half turkey. You could definitely taste the difference.
My family is currently in Georgia right now, with my parents, and my dad is going through chemo and radiation for throat cancer. We are constantly looking for foods that are full of flavor, but aren’t too spicy, as they hurt my dad’s throat. I knew my Southern parents would not be fans of my “soy-lasagna”, so I was thrilled when I was asked to review Marie Callender’s Three Meat & Four Cheese Lasagna.
My mom, dad, and husband all doubted that it would be any good because their only experiences with frozen lasagna had not been favorable. Burnt edges, lacking in flavor, not enough cheese. I, however, remained optimistic. After all, Marie Callender’s must know it has a pretty decent product if it’s willing to put a money back guarantee right on the box. I love that! Nothing is worse than spending your hard earned money on a product and not being satisfied with it. Just sayin’.
Marie Callender’s Three Meat and Four Cheese Lasagna comes in a special baking tray designed to prevent the edges from burning or the center from staying frozen – even in the microwave! Generally speaking, I think food tastes better when prepared in the oven, but I wanted to test this “no-burn” claim and it was 6:30 and my 19 mos. old was getting hungry! The lasagna can go from freezer to family dinner table in less than 20 minutes by zapping it in the microwave, so that’s exactly what we did.
The lasagna includes three Italian-style meats (sausage, ground beef and pepperoni), layered with four different cheeses (Ricotta, Mozzarella, Parmesan and Romano), in a hearty marinara sauce. Everyone loved it, even the baby. Score! Now, if only I can figure out a way to transfer it to a baking dish after it has been cooked–without it falling apart– I might just try to pass it off as my own…
Disclosure: Marie Callender’s and TheMotherhood provided me with a coupon in order to facilitate this review and I was compensated for my time. Thoughts are my own and my family’s.