Friday, June 28, 2013

Mothers Lasagna

My Mother's lasagna has always been one of my favorite meals, and definitely my favorite lasagna.

The first step is to make the sauce. I use her spaghetti sauce recipe for it. 

The ingredients needed for her sauce are:

1 pound extra lean hamburger meat
2 cans tomato paste
2 cans tomato sauce
2 cans stewed tomato's (Chopped)
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of basil
Garlic Salt to taste

The only change that I make to her pasta sauce is I don't add water to the recipe in order to make it thicker. Otherwise lasagna will be to runny. You can also add extra tomato paste if you don't think it looks thick enough.

Ingredients for lasagna

1 package lasagna noodles
1 package cottage cheese
1 package mozzarella cheese
Parmesan cheese
Spinach (optional)

All you do now is mix together the cottage cheese and mozzarella so that there is an even amount of each. Add Basil to taste, About 2 Tablespoons.

Then layer the lasagna.

One layer noodles across bottom of pan, followed by layer of cheese, and then layer of sauce. Layers should be about 1/4-1/8 inch thick. Making about 4 layers of each item overall. The last layer of cheese and sauce make much thinner and then sprinkle parmesan cheese across the top. 

Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until noodles are softened.  

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