Sunday, February 5, 2012

Homemade Lasagna

Sorry for the long spell in between recipes but I am back with a super delicious recipe.  One of the hardest or time consuming meals to make is homemade lasagna.  Most people tend to shy away from making this sort of thing because it takes so long to make and can be tricky for beginners, I know because I use to be one of them but this recipe is simple and easy and can be made up the night before and thrown in the oven after work. 

1 13x9 baking dish
1lb of lasagna noodles
1lb of ground beef, or turkey
1lb of ricotta cheese
1 16 oz jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
2-3 cloves of garlic
3 lg eggs
1 tsp of basil
1 ½ lbs. of mozzarella cheese
¼ cup of shredded parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
EVOO (extra virgin Olive oil)

In a medium size mixing dish mix your ricotta cheese  1 clove of garlic, basil, parmesan cheese,  three eggs , and your salt and pepper. Place in fridge till you need it.
In a pan boil your water for your noodles you can add 1tsp of olive oil to prevent the noodles from sticking and follow box directions. Than lay your noodles out on the counter to dry.
In a medium to large frying pan brown up your meat adding the 2 clove of garlic. After your meat is browned than you’re going to add in your sauce and let simmer for about ten to fifteen minutes.  
Now it’s time to start preparing your lasagna
Take your ricotta cheese mixture out of the fridge. Line everything up so that you have easy access to it. You are than going to take your sauce and put a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of your greased 13x9 baking dish. Then add one layer of noodles. (they can overlap) On top of your noodles do a layer of the ricotta mixture, more sauce and some of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat these steps adding a large amount of cheese over the top of your lasagna.
You are going to cook this for about 45 minutes covered with tinfoil and cook the last 15 minutes uncovered than serve and enjoy.