You all know I did not get to go to Europe with Ben. 🙁 Despite that, I enjoyed reading his blog entries and I felt like I’m with him on the journey. Well, I had a good break from blogging for a month and now the baton is back to me.
Minoo made Lasagne in the Caring Place community kitchen. Lasagne is the name of the pasta sheet and also the name of the dish made with alternate layers of pasta sheets, cheese and meat sauce (also known as ragu). The pasta sheets are often rippled in North America and other countries but seldom in Italy, the place where Lasagne originated.
You may double the recipe below to make two trays and freeze one of it for a convenient meal later when you do not have the time to cook.
Lasagne is also great for potluck and is always a popular dish that leaves an empty tray. Kids will love this cheesy dish.
- 1/2 lb hamburger (ground beef)
- 3/4 to 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 3 cups tomato sauce
- 2 cups tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon salt
- dash of black pepper or more if you preferred
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley (or 1 tablespoon dried parsley)
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 cups cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 2 eggs
- 4 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 8 oz lasagne noodles
- 1 lb Mozzarella cheese, grated
One little tip on the Lasagne noodle is to get the oven ready ones so that you dont have to pre-cook the noodle, less hassle.
Preheat the oven to 350F.
You may also make a Lasagne with spinach for a more healthy version. Minoo, thank you sharing this Italian classic with us.