When I’m uncomfortable…

by debi9kids on November 15, 2011

…I make comfort food.
It may not be the best idea for someone {ie: me} who has “food issues”, but it does make me feel better, so I go with it because, well, I have to.

Tonight for dinner, I made Nanny Deb’s famous lasagna (at least it’s famous in our house)
Of course, I have to make it American style, since we don’t quite have all of the same ingredients here in the US that Deb can get back home in England, but even Deb agrees, that the way we make it, tastes pretty darn close to her homemade yumminess 🙂
Eating this delicious dinner made me literally feel warm and cozy inside and the memories it brought back filled my heart and mind with happiness that it has desperately needed for a long while.
{Deb, I miss you!}
I hope this recipe will become a comfort food you also enjoy on a night when you need some comforting 😉

Nanny Deb’s Lasagna

(this is for my size family, you might want to cut this in half. LOL)
2 1/2 lbs ground turkey
3 32oz Jars Barilla All Natural Baked Pasta Sauce
2 32oz Jars Classico Alfredo Sauce (all natural)
16 oz shredded Mozzarella cheese
Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb Seasonings
2 1/2 boxes Lasagna
* Nanny Deb likes to add sweet corn to her lasagna (it’s a “British thing”)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Pour 3/4 jar of sauce into the bottom of a 16×11 pan
(you might want to use a 13×9)

Sprinkle meat with Mrs Dash liberally and then cook over medium heat until cooked thoroughly.
Add 1 1/4 jars of sauce to mixture.
Remove from heat.

Place a layer of pasta over top of sauce in pan.

Top pasta with half of the meat mixture.

Pour entire bottle of alfredo sauce evenly over meat mixture
(in a 13×9 version, you will probably only use 3/4 of the jar)
*Top alfredo with pasta and repeat meat & cheese sauces.

Top second layer with more pasta

Pour remaining jar of sauce on top of pasta

Sprinkle with mozzarella
Cover tightly with tin foil and place in preheated over for 1 hour.


* Serve with a side salad and Italian bread

Joining in with 7 Clown Circus , Lolli and Parenting by Dummies for Wordful Wednesday and Twinfatuation for Way Back Whens-day.

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Tracey November 15, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Debi, that looks really good, I think I will have to try that some time. Thanks


Cheryl November 15, 2011 at 5:09 pm

YUM! That looks DELISH…and I'd NEVER have thought of the alfredo sauce! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂


Cheryl November 15, 2011 at 5:09 pm

AND for playing along with Way Back When-eday, Debi! Hope you have a great week!


angie November 15, 2011 at 6:13 pm

My kids would love this lasagna. Cut with alfredo sauce? Heaven.


debi9kids November 15, 2011 at 6:26 pm

It is. I thought Nanny Deb was nuts when she first made it (esp with the corn added it). But, omgosh, it is SO YUMMY and creamy.


Beth November 15, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Looks awesome! No precooking the noodles?


debi9kids November 15, 2011 at 6:26 pm

nope. NO pre-cooking. They get cooked with the steam and the pre-cooked meat 🙂
SO easy!


Elaine November 15, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Oh golly that looks SO good! And the picture is so cute too.

Thanks for sharing the recipe! But corn? Really? 😉


debi9kids November 15, 2011 at 7:14 pm

strangely enough, it tastes good.
I thought the same thing and actually teased Nanny Deb that it's just an odd "British" thing because they seem to throw sweet corn in EVERYTHING, but it honestly tastes good.
(however, most of the time I make it without. shhhhh…don't tell Debbie 😉 )


Debbie Calcutt AKA n November 16, 2011 at 12:45 am

Hahaha you gotta have sweetcorn Debi !!! Its just not the same without 🙂 x


Jenny November 15, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Nooooo! I am British… and I have NEVER had sweetcorn in lasagne. It is NOT a British thing, but probably a 'Nanny Deb' thing!!!


cat@juggling act November 15, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Oh gosh, it looks yummy. Now I am super hungry


Debbie Calcutt AKA n November 16, 2011 at 12:46 am

I miss you guys like CRAZY !!!! I got all emotional reading this, love you lots and lots xxxx


Mimi November 16, 2011 at 4:07 am

Oh my gosh, that lasagna looks yummy! I love it as comfort food as well!


Kath November 16, 2011 at 4:14 am

Lasagna is great comfort food!! Never heard of the alfredo sauce with it either.


Amber November 16, 2011 at 4:28 am

That looks good.


Crystal November 16, 2011 at 5:15 am

Mmmm! That looks delish!!


Liz @ A Nut in a Nut November 16, 2011 at 5:39 am

That looks so delicious, and lasagna is one of my faves. Just made it this weekend!


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