Count von Count's Seven Layer Surprise
         Things You'll Need
         Sauce It Up
         Get This Pasta Party Started
         Pour the Foundation
         Start Stacking
         Measure for Measure
         The Cheese Stands Alone
         Bubble, Bubble
         All Together Now

        Ingredients

        • 2 ½ cups of pasta sauce
        • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
        • 3 cups shredded low-fat mozzarella, divided
        • 1 ¾ cups part-skim or non-fat ricotta cheese
        • 2 tsps dried parsley
        • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked
        • 2 15 ½ ounce cans of spinach
          Prep Time: 35 minutes
          Cook Time: 1 hour
          Makes 8 servings
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        Count von Count's Seven Layer Surprise

        Your family will go completely batty for this delectably countable seven layer lasagna.

        Things You'll Need

        Gather these ingredients to make the Count von Count's Seven Layer Surprise.

        Sauce It Up

        Preheat oven to 375˚ F. Carefully heat pasta sauce in a medium saucepan.

        Get This Pasta Party Started

        Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Cool under cold water and drain. Combine 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese with ricotta, parmesan, and dried parsley. Set aside.

        Little Hands Tip: Let your little helper mix up the soft ingredients.

        Pour the Foundation

        Pour ¾ cups of sauce in a 13x9 inch baking dish.

        Start Stacking

        Place 3 lasagna noodles in the dish over the sauce, overlapping slightly.

        Little Hands Tip: Let your child count out the noodles and lay them in the pan.

        Measure for Measure

        Pour ½ cup of sauce over pasta; spread a layer of spinach over the sauce, then spread with half cheese mixture and cover with ½ cup sauce.

        Little Hands Tip: Let your child help with the layers. Little hands can help pour, spread, and sprinkle.

        The Cheese Stands Alone

        Repeat pasta and cheese layering three more times; top with remaining three lasagna noodles. When completed, top with remaining pasta sauce.

        Little Hands Tip: Encourage your little helper to count the seven layers as you build the lasagna!

        Bubble, Bubble

        Cover with foil and bake 1 hour. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

        All Together Now

        1, 2, 3…EAT!

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