Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Homemade Lasagna

Homemade Lasagna. Not the quickest, easiest dish, but it's delicious.

Make your sauce.
Brown your meat. This is a pound of ground beef, and a pound of sweet Italian sausage. At this time, cook your lasagna noodles. Be sure to put a little oil in with your pasta so it doesn't stick.
Make your mix. This consists of the meat, a medium size tub of Ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and parsley. Add your sauce bit by bit. If your mix is too wet, your lasagna will come loose, and you will be disappointed.
Layer the bottom of the pan with sauce, and then your first layer of noodles.
Over the noodles, spoon a layer of your mix, a LITTLE bit of sauce (you can add as much sauce as you like when you sit down to eat. DO NOT over sauce this dish or it will get soupy and will not even come out of the pan properly.) Then a nice layer of Mozzarella. Yes, there is a corner with no cheese. That is for my strange daughter who doesn't like cheese. Repeat, repeat, repeat....
And there it is. Bake it in the oven on 350 until thoroughly heated. It will take around 30 minutes. Much longer if you freeze or refrigerate it first.
Serve with your extra sauce, Parmesan cheese, garlic bread, and a salad.

P.S. If you have a husband that works evenings, make sure you finish it before he leaves, so you can pack it up for him to bring to work. He will really love that. Then he will brag at work about what a good cook his wife is.

1 comment:

Marie Marsicano said...

I am so happy you made it just the way mommy did when we were growing up!!! The modifications of no sausage or just cheese are great for those who need it - but I love tradition.

As much as I love to cook and entertain this is one dish I have never done!!! NEVER. For Holiday's I usually assign this one out!!! When you are making a lot of dishes this one and eggplant parm are best to ask someone else to help out. :)