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How to Make Lasagna

For a warm and hearty meal, try this simple lasagna recipe.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit while you brown the beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain, and return it to the skillet.
  • TIP: Make a vegetarian version by substituting roasted vegetables for the meat.
  • Step 2: Combine half the mozzarella cheese, half the parmesan cheese, and the ricotta cheese with parsley and egg in a large mixing bowl. Mix well and set it aside.
  • Step 3: Add the spaghetti sauce to the meat in the skillet. Fill the empty sauce jar with a cup of water, replace the lid, and shake well. Pour the water into the meat mixture and stir.
  • TIP: Make the meat sauce in advance and store it in a closed container in the refrigerator.
  • Step 4: Cover the bottom of the baking dish with 1 cup meat sauce. Spread a layer of three noodles and one-third of the cheese mixture. Repeat this process for two more layers. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  • Step 5: Cover the lasagna with aluminum foil. Bake it for 45 minutes, and then remove the foil. Continue baking for another 15 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Step 6: Remove the lasagna from the oven and let it stand for 15 minutes. Cut into 12 squares, and serve.
  • FACT: The average North American eats more than 15 pounds of pasta each year.

You Will Need

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 1/2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • 15 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 c. parsley
  • chopped
  • 1 egg
  • lightly beaten
  • 26 oz. spaghetti sauce
  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • Equipment:
  • Skillet
  • Mixing bowl
  • 13" x 9" baking dish
  • Aluminum foil
  • Roasted vegetables

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