Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Lasagna and a Quick Fix Option

The lasagna as promised. Make this a fix and forget dinner.


½ pound lasagna noodles, cooked until el dente (or even less)
3-4 cups Marinara sauce (I make my own, you can use any type of sauce you like)
2 cups Ricotta Cheese (again, I now make my own, you can buy it!)
1 egg
1 teaspoon dry basil or 2 tablespoons of fresh
½ freshly grated parmesan
3-4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1-2 tomatoes, sliced
Salt/pepper to taste

1. Boil a large pot of water, add salt to season the water and add the noodles. Cook for about 4 minutes and put in a colander.

2. In a medium sized bowl, add ricotta cheese, egg, basil, salt, pepper, and parmesan.

3. In a 9x11 pan ladle some sauce at the bottom and layer 3 noodles along the bottom of the pan. Spread each noodle with the ricotta mixture, top with mozzarella, and add a few ladles of sauce.

Keep layering until you begin to reach the top of the pan.

Top off with remaining mozzarella at the top and then top with fresh sliced tomatoes.
Cover and keep refrigerated until you need it or cook immediately on a baking sheet to catch any run off at 350 for 1 hour or until bubbly and brown. Then let the lasagna set for at least 15 minutes before slicing pieces.


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