I started to make lasagna tonight – I had homemade marinara & meat sauce, and ricotta & parm mixture ready to go when I realized I had only 3 lasagna noodles left! Instead of running to the store for 1 lonely item or scrapping the dish altogether, I decided to make it work with what I had.
I cooked up rigatoni noodles, and used them as my pasta layer! Sauce, pasta, ricotta, sauce, pasta, ricotta – topped with real mozzarella cheese (btw, SO worth the extra spare change). Baked @ 375 degrees for 30 mins. It had all the same feeling of a comforting lasagna, but was actually easier to eat and serve!