Thursday, February 2, 2012

Easy Lasagne

There's not a lot to making a deep dish of lasagna. It does require a little time and effort. Once you brown your meat and mix up the cheeses, all that's left to do is layer up and let the oven heat that pasta and cheese goodness! Unfortunately for me, some people in my household aren't crazy about it because they aren't fans of Ricotta cheese like I am. If you have one of them in your house, back off of that and add more mozzarella in its place.
1. In a large pot, cook 1 box lasagna noodles and drain.

2. Brown and drain:
  • 1 lb. each of hamburger and sausage and 1 chopped onion  
  • (Red peppers and mushrooms if you'd like). 
Add in:
  • 1-1/2 cans of canned spaghetti sauce (the extra is to pour around the sides of the dish after layering).
3. Mix in a bowl: 
  • 1 small container of Ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups of mozzarella 
  • 1/2 container of grated Parmesan cheese (not the powdery type)
  • 1 beaten egg 
  • salt and pepper to taste.
4. Spray the bottom of a 13“ x 9” casserole dish and spoon a little of the sauce so you have a thin layer.

5. In two sets of layers: noodles, meat mixture, blob cheese mixture, repeat and top with a final layer of noodles and whatever is remaining. Pour remaining sauce around the edges.

6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for around 45 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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