Do you have a foolproof lasagna recipe?
May 26, 2007 11:19pm CST
I adore lasagna and find it totally irresistable. I would get up in the middle of the night to munch on it if it was in my refrigerator, thats the truth.Sadly, I cannot make it ! I tried a few times during the last few years but it always flops. I have to rely on purchasing readymade lasagne from the shops which isnt always that good and is often mediocre. When I make lasagne, it seems that the noodles along and around the side of the dish are hard and crisp and dry, while the centre area is not too bad.Can anyone perhaps tell me what I am doing wrong? I would also love it if you could give me a few hints or even your secret recipe..:) Thanks , JesseTheCat
• United States
28 May 07
Okay Jesse, It's not a top secret recipe or anything like that, but here's my lasagna recipe. It seems to work for me:) 1/2 pound ground turkey 1/2 pound hamburger 2 jars Ragu pasta sauce 1 can mushrooms 8 oz. Ricotta cheese 16 oz. cottage cheese 2-16 oz bags of mozerella cheese 1 lb. lasagna noodles Brown the emat and add it and the mushrooms to the spagetti sauce. In another bowl, mix the ricotta, cottage cheese and 1 bag mozzarella cheese. Starting with the cheese layer in a deep pan, cheese mix then noodles then sauce, ending with sauce on top. Sprinkle other bag of cheese on top and pour 1 cup of water into the pan on the corners. Cover with foil. Then, refridgerate overnight. This let's the water seep into the noodles. Then bake at 450 degrees for about 1 hour, covered until the last 5 minutes with foil. Take off the foil for the last few minutes to make sure the cheese melts. Good luck!
• South Africa
29 May 07
Thanks for sharing what sounds like an awesome lasagne recipe. I was wondering what you mean by "brown the emat"..?? I am not sure what emat is..please tell me as i am wanting to give it a try!! I have never known of lasagne with ground turkey.
• South Africa
30 May 07
Thanks for the correction, I now feel like such a fool for not working that word out for myself.Must be Idiot week this side of the world. I think you are clever to use that combination as its lower in fat and my waist doesn't need any more broadening as it is. I am going to try it out next week, I actually have turkey in the freezer, not ground up tho, guess I could get some ground turkey at the butchery. I will keep you informed when I have made it.