Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Best Damn Lasagna on Earth!





Lasagna seems a simple enough idea until you try it. Honestly, it’s pretty involved. Expect to use practically every pan you own. Also plan on at least one hour of prep and one hour to cook. On the bright side, there is often leftovers, depending on how many you are feeding. Lasagna is kind of funny in that it’s one of those meals that actually tastes better reheated after a day in the fridge. The layers seem more defined and congealed, especially that pesky ricotta.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb beef
  • 1/2 lb pork
  • 1 tbsp each: oregano, basil, rosemary (or 3 tbsp of an Italian blend of herbs)
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped, divided
  • 9 lasagna noodles boiled al dente
  • 2 cans of your favorite marinara sauce (roughly 48 oz)
  • 1 16 oz container ricotta
  • 4 tbsp pesto
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup parmesan shredded
  • 4-5 cups mozzarella shredded (or a blend of Italian white cheeses)

Instructions

  1. About an hour before cooking, spread out ricotta on a plate and place a couple paper towels over it to soak up some of the moisture.
  2. Preheat oven to 375.
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full recipe here: aspiringsmalltowngirl.com