The Best Ever Lasagna
Total TimePrep: 2-3/4 hours Bake: 1 hour + standing
I substitute sweet Italian sausage and love it!!!!
After reading the reviews, it appears that some people really like this recipe. But I have a couple issues I would like to comment on. First, don't waste the extra money on no-cook noodles. I've been making my lasagna for 30 years using regular uncooked lasagna noodles and it comes out perfect every time. Also, any chef/cook worth their salt knows not to put fresh basil in the sauce this early. It will brown and turn bitter. Fresh basil is always added at the end to retain freshness. When I make my lasagna, I use half ground beef and half sausage. The ground beef tames the strong overpowering taste of the sausage. Lastly, I've never heard of putting provolone in lasagna. Seems like it would be waaay too much cheese! Don't think I could recommend this recipe.
Too much Sausage, That's all you can taste. Traditional (Northern Lasagna) had much more flavor This is my tried and true recipe: 1 pound Italian sausage or hamburger 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon whole basil, optional 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 can tomato paste 1 pound can of tomatoes 10 ounces Lasagne Noodles, cooked, drained and rinsed Cheese Filling 3 cups cottage cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese 2 teaspoons parsley flakes 2 teaspoons salt 2 eggs 1 teaspoon pepper 1 pound mozzarella, sliced very thin Sauce: Cook all together. Cheese Filling: Beat eggs, cottage cheese, grated cheese, parsley, salt and Pepper together. 13X9X2" baking dish Layer noodles. Spread with half the cheese filling, meat sauce and mozzarella. Repeat layers. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.
This is the best lasagna recipe I've ever made! Next time I will add more sausage to the sauce. It did take some time to make but my family thought it was well worth the effort.
If I printed out the recipe that my Sicilian friends gave me, It would be very close to this recipe. I love it. I doubt the Sicilian friends have no-cook lasagna noodles. BTW, to those that say they will used cooked noodles next time, don't forget to decrease the water. Cooked noodles won't take up that water. I would also say that all people are different and their tastes are different as well. The Italians from the North even have a different dialect and make different meals than the Italians (and Sicilians) in the South. Just accept what you like and discard what you don't like.
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Flavor was not to our liking. No cook lasagna noodles did not cook-would recommend using cooked noodles. Flavor wasnand#039;t that great as the sausage over powered everything else. Also expensive to make - $40.00 to $50.00 average. A lot of effort to make. Would not make again or recommend others make it Remainder just went into the trash..
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Someone brought this to work; it was wonderful. Wouldn't change a thing; great old world flavor!!!!
Hi,Yes,too much work..it is a particular family recipe as lasagna does NOT use provolone...and dried ready made pasta is also ridiculous.Lasagna does take much prep time...generally true lasagna does NOT use sausage.You can make a ground meat Bolognese sauce ,one day..and the next proceed to use it in the layers.Fresh mozzarella sliced thinly,not ready bought shredded cheese is far better.As you may see ,perhaps this recipe is more Italian authentic..which I have been making for some sixty years.Buon appetito.Gianetta