Lasagna

This might sound crazy, but I had never made lasagna until recently.  I saw Joanne’s recipe here, and knew I had to try it out.  I altered it quite a bit, and also decided to try it out with lamb, veal, and pork instead of beef and sausage.  The result was a super rich, delicious lasagna fit for a king!

Ingredients:
-1.5 Pounds of Meat- I used a mixture of ground lamb, veal, and pork.
-1/2 Box (1 lb size) of Lasagna noodles
-4 Cloves of Garlic, minced
-1 Zucchini, sliced and cut in half lengthwise
-2 Cups Ricotta Cheese
-1 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
-2 Eggs
-4 Cups Marinara Sauce
-1 lb Bag Shredded Mozzarella

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Cook lasagna noodles for about 6 minutes.  They should be extra al dente (they will cook the rest of the way in the oven.)

Heat a large skillet and brown the meat until cooked through.  Drain any fat off the meat.  Cook zucchini with garlic in a separate small skillet until it just starts to soften and remove from heat.

Begin to assemble your lasagna and preheat oven to 350F.  Put a thin layer of marinara on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish and smear up the sides of the dish as well to prevent any sticking.  Put a layer of noodles on top, followed by meat and zucchini.  Add the ricotta mixture and then mozzarella, and repeat process to build the next layers.  It should go in this order:
1) Sauce
2) Noodles
3) Meat
4) Zucchini
5) Ricotta
6) Mozzarella

-and then repeat until ingredients are gone, ending with noodles, sauce, and mozzarella cheese on top.

Bake at 350F, covered with foil, for one hour.  Remove the foil and bake for another 15 minutes until cheese is melted.

Be sure to check out Joanne’s site, Fifteen Spatulas, for many other tasty recipes!



10 thoughts on “Lasagna

  1. Joanne Ozug

    15 Jan on 2012 at 5:44 pm

    There are tons of common dishes that I still haven’t made yet, like shepherd’s pie and such. I love your version of lasagna, and it looks great!

    • Joanne Ozug

      15 Jan on 2012 at 5:45 pm

      I will try the veal/pork/lamb thing next time too. Great idea! Thanks for your nice mention! =)

  2. rsmacaalay

    16 Jan on 2012 at 2:57 am

    Never had tried lamb and veal on lassagne, this must be great. Like what Joanne said I will try that combination as well

  3. thecompletecookbook

    16 Jan on 2012 at 3:29 am

    I love lasagne but have only made it with a white sauce – must definitely try this more “traditional” method – looks delicious. :-) Mandy

  4. Judy@Savoring Today

    16 Jan on 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Hard to go wrong with what you’ve got here, no matter how it ends up in the dish — I agree with Greg, this is real comfort food.

  5. sportsglutton

    16 Jan on 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Never made lasagna??? That is crazy. however, i’m glad you did and that you put together this recipe. Sounds great.

  6. Cavities & Cravings

    16 Jan on 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I love that you used lamb, veal and pork! This sounds like a great recipe!

  7. Kay aka Babygirl

    17 Jan on 2012 at 1:05 am

    I am getting so hungry right now. Who doesn’t love a great lasagna recipe.. and this looks amazing.

  8. Caroline

    17 Jan on 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Wow, lamb, veal, AND pork? Just fantastic. Sounds delicious!! x