Friday, April 29, 2011

Lasagna

Growing up with an Italian mother you ALWAYS made lasagna from scratch & NEVER bought a frozen lasagna. Mom usually made her sauce from scratch. I haven't attempted to make the homemade sauce yet.  I remember the first time I saw a frozen lasagna in the store & couldn't believe people didn't make their own lasagna at home & freeze them. I feel you can make a lasagna from scratch just as fast as you can drive to the store & buy a frozen lasagna. A lasagna from the store never compares to a homemade lasagna.  My Italian Great Grandmother made the BEST lasagna!  I miss her cooking!




1 box of lasagna noodles
2 jars of tomato sauce/spaghetti sauce
1 pound of Italian sauce
1 -8oz package of mozzarella cheese
1 container of Ricotta cheese
2 eggs
2 tablespoons Italian spices
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 onion

Brown your meat with garlic & onions - you do not have to completely cook your meat. You can stop cooking it while it's a little pink.  It will finish cooking in the oven.

Mix 2 eggs into your ricotta cheese, Italian spices and Parmesan cheese.

Pour a little sauce on the bottom of a 9x13 pan

Lay 4 lasagna noodles on the bottom of your pan
Do NOT cook your lasagna noodles ahead of time.  Put them in your pan right from the box. I hate it when people cook their noodles ahead of time.  I think the noodles get soggy & tough!

Spread the ricotta cheese mixture over the noodles, layer on meat, cover with sauce and sprinkle some mozzarella cheese. Continue to make layer.  I usually make 2 layers.  The top layer I put noodles, sauce & cheese.

Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes.  I bake it until the cheese on the top is all melted & starts to turn a little golden.


5 comments :

Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It said...

It's been a long time since I've had a homemade lasagna! Looks wonderful!

WARRIOR8708 said...

I just whish we could eat warm food insted of it beeing photographed in a cold window seal first each day.

WARRIOR8708 said...

I just whish i could eat a warm meal one day with out my dinner having to be put in the window seal fist each time to be photgraphed.

Lil' Woman said...

I love lasagna.....get in my belly!! :)

Kim Fischer said...

AWWW...you are the best blogger!!! I am so proud of all you remember...yes Grandma D...I miss you!!! Love, Mom