Monday, July 16, 2012


from my madre
serves 8-10

10 Lasagna Noodles, Give or Take, Raw
1 to 1 1/2 Pound Ground Hamburger and/or Sausage
1 Jar Pasta Sauce
12 Oz. Ricotta Cheese
2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
2 Eggs
Italian Seasoning, To Taste, Optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Brown meat in a large skillet.  Add the pasta sauce to the meat, rinsing the jar out with a few tablespoons of water and add the water to the meat.  Set aside.  In a small or medium bowl, mix together the eggs, ricotta cheese, and the Italian seasoning, if using.  Lay half of the raw noodles on the bottom of a sprayed 9 x 13 glass or metal baking pan.  Spread half of the Ricotta mixture over the noodles, then sprinkle half of the cheese on the Ricotta.  Then spread the meat mixture on the cheese, making sure the noodles are all covered. Repeat with the rest of the ingredients, noodles, Ricotta, mozzarella, and meat, making sure the noodles are completely covered.  Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until hot and bubbly throughout.  Can top with additional mozzarella cheese for the last 5 - 10 minutes and finish uncovered.

Lasagna is one of those things that everyone knows how to make (or should know how to make).  I think, with lasagna, less is more.  Perfect for a weeknight meal.  

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