Monday, March 18, 2013

Lasagna: My way! Traditionl too!

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  My mom and mother in law made their own homemade pasta which is very easy to do and I have made it many times!  I'll share the link:  Pasta Dough    The pasta dough is very easy to make and I use my pasta machine so it is really easy.  Mom and Lil ,my mother in law, had very strong arms and rolled those pasta sheets so very thin.  I rely on the pasta machine..just sayin!


**This is a short cut recipe for us modern day people!


I make lasagna every now and again because it's easy and freezable.  I love to freeze meals.  It may be a little more work the day you are preparing it but in the long run it'll really help you out when you just don't know what to have for a quick meal...

Here's my basic recipe:

I make a hearty meat sauce which includes bulk sausage..

Check out my Sauce recipes on the right side of the blog under Labels.. If you want to take a short cut , use ground beef and pork and fry until browned, adding some salt, pepper and garlic, add one of your favorite jarred sauces and simmer until meat is tender..

Next I use Barilla no cook lasagna,.usually 2 boxes
1 -15 oz. ricotta cheese
Approximately 2 cups or more shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup extra mozzarella for top as needed
1 egg
1+cup Pecorino Romano or Romano cheese( save some for top)
Approximately 4 cups meat sauce

Mix cheeses with egg..Using  a medium size deep baking dish place some sauce and then put the first layer of no boil noodles..then by spoonful while spreading place cheese mixture then add some more sauce and repeat layers until you have made 4 to 5 layers.  Top with remaining sauce and some mozzarella and grated cheese..Bake at 375 for approximately 50 to 60 minutes covered...Take cover off and bake additional 5 minutes or so to make sure cheese on top has melted and is bubbly.  Enjoy!!!

Family favorites recipes from my family to yours,



M.J.





Put a large amount of sauce in bottom of pan.  I used 10 x 14 pan.

Layer sauce then pasta, ricotta mixture, sauce, pasta, ricotta mixture until you have approx. 4 layers

Easy to do



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