Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Homemade lasagna

I loooove Italian food, so I knew that I was going some sort of Italian dish for this blog. I was going to make spaghetti, but I make spaghetti all of the time and I figured that I should try out something new. And I'm glad that I did! This meal ended up being sooo delicious and it actually didn't take a very long time to make.
The ingredients you need to make this lasagna are: uncooked lasagna noodles, lean ground beef, onion, a jar of your choice of spaghetti sauce, 32oz of cottage cheese, 3 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, 1 cup of ricotta cheese, and 2 eggs.
The only prep-work for this meal is to wash and cut your onion.
You should then start cooking the hamburger in a medium sized pan.
As your hamburger cooks you should mix together the eggs, parmesan, ricotta, and cottage cheese. Leave the mozzarella cheese aside because you will need it throughout the layers of lasagna and for the top of the lasagna.
Once the hamburger is cooked all the way through, add the jar of spaghetti sauce and the chopped onion.
Now you can start the fun part of the lasagna. (:
Start your lasagna with a bottom layer of the meat sauce.
Then put a layer of the uncooked lasagna noodles on top.
Then spread a layer of the cheese sauce on top of the uncooked noodles.
Now you can spread a handful of mozzarella cheese on top.

Now spread more of the meat sauce on top of the cheese sauce.
Start the process again with another layer of uncooked noodles.
End the lasagna with a layer of cheese sauce on top of a layer of uncooked noodles. Make sure to completely cover the noodles with the cheese sauce (more so than I did in the above picture). This will ensure that the noodles cook completely.
Cook the lasagna for 30 minutes. Then take out the lasagna and spread the remainder of the mozzarella on top. Put the lasagna back in the oven for about 15 more minutes.

 This is what the end result should look like.
Enjoy! (:

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