Saturday, June 23, 2007

My Favorite Lasagna



Lasagna; A layer of pasta, cheese, ricotta, cottage cheese and sauce. Also known as my absolute favorite comfort meal! Ever since I tried lasagna, I've been addicted to it! For the longest of time, I was completely afraid of trying it. I grew up being afraid to try it because I saw how my mother made it; and being a little kid, your usually always afraid of trying new things. And all the things she put in it made me think it was disgusting! But when I finally tried it a few year ago; Oh my god was I addicted! It being as heavy as it is, I limit it to only having it every once and awhile and when I finally have some, I'm am the happiest girl ever!!




Recipe

8 ounces lasagna noodles [uncooked]
1 pound lean ground chuck
1 pound italian sausage
1 jar (16 ounces) Tomato and Basil sauce
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup cottage cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
6 slices of provolone cheese

1. Cook sausage till fully cooked. Drain. Set aside.
2. Cook chuck till fully cooked. Drain. Set aside.
3. Preheat the oven to 350' degrees
4. In a large bowl, mix the tomato sauce, sausage and ground chuck in. Put the cottage cheese in the mixture.
5. Start layering the pasta in a dish. Lay 4 layers of lasagna noodles on the dish. Pour a layer of the tomato meat sauce on top. Put ricotta cheese in 6 spot across from each other. Put a layer of mozzarella cheese on top. Lay 4 lasagna noodles on top. Repeat 2-3 more times. Put foil on top of dish. Put the dish in to the oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
6. Take dish out and take the foil off. Lay 6 slices of provolone cheese on top. Put back in to the oven for an additional 30 minutes.
7. Take and of oven and let cool till warm.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aaah!
Delicious!!!!

Johnna Knows Good Food: Yum Yum, Gimme Some! said...

This looks delicious and the recipe looks easy, I'm gonna try;-)

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