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Family dinner is really important to me. Ever since I was little I remember sitting down to eat dinner with my family. It is a great time to visit, laugh, and make memories together. Another thing I remember is the yummy food. Often times my mom or older sisters would cook, but there were days that were busy and filled with too much to do, so my mom would get a STOUFFER’S® Lasagna and throw it in the oven so we could still have a delicious dinner. As I have grown, I have continued that in our home as I have had kids and they are growing – I have to have easy dinner solutions, and I always turn to STOUFFER’S® Family Size Entreés. The STOUFFER’S® Lasagna with meat sauce is perfect for our family during the busy Holiday season, especially when paired with green salad and our easy garlic knots. It allows me to help my kids with homework, get housework done, and many other things on my to-do list while it is cooking and it is a great family dinner.
The garlic knots we make to go along with this delicious dinner are really easy to make and so I want to share how we made them with you so you can have them with your next dinner. When I was at Walmart getting our STOUFFER’S® Lasagna with meat sauce, I noticed that they have them on Rollback – through 12/31! I love to save money and still have a great dinner. I also grabbed a can of croissant biscuits (or flaky dinner rolls) a bag of the Great Value shredded Parmesan cheese, a jar of the marinara sauce, and a bag of the Market Pantry romaine salad. If you don’t have any at home, you will also need butter.
When you get home, get your STOUFFER’S® Lasagna in the oven cooking. When there is about 15 minutes left on the timer, you will want to get the biscuits, butter, cheese, and seasonings out so you can get your garlic knots ready to put in the oven when the Lasagna comes out. I used a silicone cupcake pan to put the knots in to cook them, but they are more crispy if you bake them on a sheet. Putting them together was really easy – just take a can of croissant dough or biscuit dough and roll them out into about 6-8 inch long “snakes” as my kids call them, then you will fold them into a knot. I make a mixture of melted butter, oregano, parsley, shredded Parmesan, minced garlic and Italian seasoning to baste onto the knots before baking. I just guessed at the amounts – but I think about 2-3 tbsp of butter, 1/2-1 tsp or each seasoning and then about 1 – 1 1/2 tsp of garlic. This added a lot flavor. I saved some of the melted butter (without anything else to baste on the knots after they were done cooking as well as sprinkled some of the Parmesan cheese on top. Bake them for about 10-15 minutes at 375 degrees. This allows the Lasagna to cool slightly and gives you time to set the table and get everyone around it. 🙂
I love how well the garlic knots pair with the STOUFFER’S® Lasagna with Meat. Then adding the green salad makes it look like I spent a couple of hours in the kitchen cooking and in reality it only took me about 15 minutes to prepare everything! This is a great easy family dinner meal – and with the busy holidays coming up – there couldn’t be a better time than now to add a few of these to your shopping list. I also love to prepare these and take them to friends and family who need a meal – or I want to surprise with a dinner.
I hope you try this delicious and easy way to make Garlic Knots and let me know what you think. Remember to pick up a STOUFFER’S® Lasagna and have them together. These are the perfect side dish for you Lasagna dinner night. Be sure to check out more delicious recipes to pair with STOUFFER’S® Lasagna at the Flavorful Moments Pinterest board. I’d love to hear about your favorite side dish recipe!