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Lasagna Recipe

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Added: Wednesday, October 29, 2008


1/2 pound lasagna (broad noodles, 1 1/2" wide)
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oil
4 quarts boiling water
Meat Sauce for Lasagna:
3 tablespoons olive or salad oil
1 cup onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup celery
1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound Italian sausage or ground pork
1 teaspoon salt (about)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup tomato juice
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dry crushed red pepper
2/3 cup (1 6 ounce can) tomato paste
3 cups (1 #2 can) Italian tomatoes
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon basil
1 quart meat sauce
3/4 pound mozzarella cheese
3/4 pound ricotta cheese
2 to 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated

Use a large stockpot. Add salt and oil to boiling water. Add lasagna and cook 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Stir often. Rinse with cold water and drain well. Hang pieces over side of stockpot. Heat oil in heavy saucepan or skillet. Add onion, garlic, and celery and saute until lightly brown. Add meat and saute until brown. Pour off drippings. Season with salt and pepper and add tomato juice. Cover and steam few minutes. Add remaining ingredients, cover and cook slowly over low heat one hour.

Cover bottom of baking dish with 1/3 of the meat sauce. Cover meat sauce with 1/4 pound of thin slices mozzarella cheese and top with 1/4 pound ricotta cheese. Add a layer of cooked lasagna. Repeat above sequence using remaining ingredients, ending with a layer of sauce. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top. Bake in a moderate oven (375) about 15 to 20 minutes or until mozzarella is melted and Parmesan cheese browns. More sauce and cheese can be served separately. Cottage cheese may be substituted for ricotta cheese.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8 to 12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 hours




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