søndag den 15. maj 2011


This one speaks for itself!

The Lasagna

You will need

1 pound sweet Italian sausage
3/4 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup minced onion
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
2 (6.5 ounce) cans canned tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
12 lasagna noodles
16 ounces ricotta cheese
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
(Opt.) Bacon
(Opt.) Mornay Sauce


In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Season with sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons parsley. Simmer, covered, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, remaining parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese.

Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving. 

There you go! This dish will charm the pants off any lady :)

19 kommentarer:

  1. waw this actually looks pretty complicated

  2. I love lasagna but i can't cooking :)

  3. Lasagna is really easy to make, and the hardest part must be the balance between too much/too little water, making it more liquid than solid :<

  4. so tasty i wish i had all the ingredients at home but its some expesnvie stuff...

  5. Who doenst simply love lasagna?

  6. Great blog! Keep the good stuff comming.

  7. I'm so hungry right now. LASAGNA!

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  8. i know what i'm having for dinner now.

  9. I'm like Garfield the cat when it comes to lasagna!!!

  10. This is probably my favorite meal ever.

  11. i do not like lasagna ;p

    i cooked my gf pasta...i think that is easier!

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  12. I freakin love lasagna I'm eating it right now!

  13. Holy cow, so much meat! And bacon optional? Waaay too much meat! lol

  14. love lasagna *drools* :P

  15. This looks really great, and i really like the fact that bacon is involved
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  16. It's a really interesting take on the recipt. My personal recipe has a dash of a secret ingredient (burbon)