Sunday, June 24, 2007

My very first lasagna

This was my first ever attempt at baking a lasagna. This is how it went and the recipe I used:

A 26 oz jar of pasta sauce mixed with 1 lb browned beef:

15 oz ricotta cheese, 1.5 cups shredded parmesan-romano, 4 oz shredded mozarella, mixed with 1/2 cup chopped parsley, 1.5 tsp ground black pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, paprika to taste, 2 eggs

Pour enough sauce to cover the bottom of the lasagna pan, then layer three sheets of lasagna pasta lengthwise. Cover with 1 cup sauce, and 1/2 of the cheese mixture.

Repeat pasta, sauce and cheese layer.

Top with remaining sauce and sprinkle 4 oz mozarella cheese on top.

Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees, covered with aluminum foil. Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Things I would change for next time. Do one more layer. Use twice the amount of pasta sauce and cheese mix. Add mushrooms, italian sausage and bell peppers to the sauce mix.

It came out a little flat because of not enough layers, but it was still good:

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