Oven ready pasta noodles are one of mankind’s greatest modern day inventions. It removes the often troublesome step of boiling lasagna noodles—I hate those little ripples on the edge—and layering limp pasta into a casserole dish. It also turns a long prep into something that can be done in about twenty minutes if certain things are done ahead of time.
At Target I can even get organic oven ready whole wheat lasagna noodles. Oh yeah:
Think about that combination for a moment. A major U.S. retailer—not a traditional grocer by the way—has a private label organic whole wheat pasta. You’ve come a long way baby. Sometimes we do not think about the ease at which we can purchase food that matches our personal beliefs. When I was a kid, in the oh so dark 1980s, there was no chance you could have even found organic whole wheat pasta outside of a few extra crunchy co-ops in enclaves like Berkeley or Boulder.
The fact I can get that combo in oven ready lasagna form is like manna from heaven.
This hearty vegetarian lasagna on AllRecipes.com is my go to weeknight meal to please the family and leave me with lots of leftovers for the next night. It’s a two for one kind of dinner.