I found a 15 oz. container of ricotta cheese at Aldi for only $1.69. Precooked breakfast links were .99! But it was the $1.19 box of lasagna that sold me. I can get two recipes out of one box! Top that will ground meat on sale at $2.99 a pound, and you have a fantastic meal for less. Best of all, you're going to get leftovers on this one.
1 box 6.4 oz. precooked breakfast links
1 pd. ground beef
1 medium onion
1 garlic clove
1 can 24 oz. spaghetti sauce
1 can 14 1/2 oz. diced tomatoes
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 carton 15 oz. ricotta cheese
2 eggs beaten
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
9 lasagna noodles
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Drop in one of the liner bags at the dollar tree for a buck. Fry ground meat, onions, and garlic for five minutes. Add precooked sausage links that have been halved and sliced thinly diagonally. Cook until ground beef is no longer pink. Add spaghetti sauce, tomatoes, water, and seasonings. Heat through. In a bowl place eggs, ricotta cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Stir.
In the crock-pot place 2 cups sauce. Top with three noodles, broken to fit. Place 3/4 cup of ricotta cheese and 1 cup of mozzarella on top. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Cook on low for 3/12 - 4 hours. Let stand 5 minutes and remove with liner. Beautiful!